What is better than books and tea?

8 Jun

Question: What is better than books and tea?

Answer: Tea-stained books! No, wait — TEA THAT IS SOMEHOW BOOK-THEMED!

Novel Teas are cute little English Breakfast teabags that have been individually tagged with literary quotes. According to the website:

There is no better company than a steaming cup of tea as you open the cover of a favorite classic or turn the page of the latest thriller. Whether traveling to distant times and far off lands or discovering new characters in a nearby locale, a soothing cup of tea makes the journey more pleasurable and the memory lasting.

I totally agree! And there’s no better place to drink fiction-themed tea than in a fictional cafe. Failing that, in your own home will do, with one of these lovely tea accessories under the cut.

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C.S. Lewis

“What a fine weather today! Can’t choose whether to drink tea or to hang myself.” — Anton Chekhov

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“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” — Henry James

“‘He’s off to the Chamber of Secrets for a cup of tea with his fanged servant,’ said George, chortling.” — J.K. Rowling

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“Honestly, if you’re given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don’t say ‘what kind of tea?” — Neil Gaiman

“Is there any tea on this spaceship?”— Douglas Adams

“‘Take some more tea,’ the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.” — Lewis Carroll

“Yet Byron never made tea as you do, who fill the pot so that when you put the lid on the tea spills over. There is a brown pool on the table–it is running among your books and papers. Now you mop it up, clumsily, with your pocket-hankerchief. You then stuff your hankerchief back into your pocket–that is not Byron; that is so essentially you that if I think of you in twenty years’ time, when we are both famous, gouty and intolerable, it will be by that scene: and if you are dead, I shall weep.” — Virginia Woolf

4 Responses to “What is better than books and tea?”

  1. Kas Sommers June 9, 2013 at 5:52 PM #

    That quote from Virginia Woolf reminds me of someone special who mopped up spilled coffee with his hanky then put it in his pocket and carried it round with him for days. :-)

  2. Kas Sommers June 9, 2013 at 5:53 PM #

    And you make me want a cup of tea … excuse me I’m off to organise tea time.

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