Snowstorms continue to ravage the East Coast, destroying social lives and ruining shoes with rock salt. What’s the cure for the winter doldrums? Sometimes only a hot cuppa will do. We’re talking tea, of course. The cult of tea is a tight-knit bunch, and only the finest leaves will do. For tea lovers, there’s something incredibly soothing and intimate about curling up with a hot mug of infused yumminess. Here’s what 25 famous tea drinkers had to say about nature’s best beverage.
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C.S. Lewis
“Tea is one of the main stays of civilization in this country.” — George Orwell
“Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” — Henry James
“It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry. If the artist must marry let him find someone more interested in art, or his art, or the artist part of him, than in him. After which let them take tea together three times a week.” — Ezra Pound