Tea Quote 96

Tea! Thou soft, thou sober, sage and venerable liquid … to whose glorious insipidity, I owe the happiest moments of my life, let me fall prostrate. Colley Cibber The Lady’s Last Stake, or the Wife’s Resentment. A Comedy. As it is Acted in the Theatre Royal, in Crow Street, by His Majesty’s Servants.

Tea Quote 95

“Afternoon tea should be provided, fresh supplies, with thin bread-and-butter, fancy pastries, cakes, etc., being brought in as other guests arrive.”  Isabella Beeton Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management

Tea Quote 94

“The order never varies. Two slices of bread-and-butter each, and China tea. What a hide-bound couple we must seem, clinging to custom because we did so in England. Here, on this clean balcony, white and impersonal with centuries of sun, I think of half-past-four at Manderley, and the table drawn before the library fire. The…

Tea Quote 88

“Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And, while the bubbling and loud hissing urn Throws up a steamy column and the cups That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful ev’ning in.”  William Cowper The Complete Poetical Works of…

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