25 Famous Tea Drinkers on Nature’s Best Beverage


“John was very particular about how to make English Breakfast Tea. He told me that you are supposed to put the tea bag in first and the hot water over it, so the tea would not get cold. I thought it was logical, and followed it for quite a few years. When I made a mistake and put the tea bag in after the hot water, he would recognize it. In early 1980, he told me that that was not how you were suppose to make tea at all! Mimi over the phone just told him that the tea bag was to be put in after the hot water was in. We had a laugh.” — Yoko Ono on making tea for John Lennon

“When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that’s when I think life is over.” — Audrey Hepburn

“I drink just as much tea when I’m in Los Angeles as I do when I’m in London. I take my tea bags with me wherever I go.” — Helen Mirren

“Coffee is not my cup of tea.” — Samuel Goldwyn

“If I was making a tea advert I would want to communicate about tea is that it can console you, it can start your day, there is the warmth and the ritual and you can share it, you make someone a cup of tea and you offer it to them. You have got to boil the kettle, you have got to ask them what they want and engage with them. I love the ritual of a cup of tea in the morning, I love tea and a scrambled egg sandwich or tea and a fry up.” — Matt Smith