QuoteProverbs

Tea

Do you drink tea by the bucket? Here are some proverbs and quotes about tea.

Tea – Photo by AnneCN



"Come along in, and have some tea!" he managed to say after taking a deep breath.

Bilbo
The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
J. R. R. Tolkien


"If ever you are passing my way," said Bilbo, “don't wait to knock! Tea is at four; but any of you are welcome at any time!"
Then he turned away.

Bilbo
The Hobbit – Chapter 18 – The Return Journey
J.R.R. Tolkien
Saying good-bye to the dwarves


"What on earth did I ask him to tea for!" he said to himself, as he went to the pantry.

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
J. R. R. Tolkien


Better than a banquet somewhere else is a good cup of tea and a bowl of rice at home.


Cold tea and cold rice are bearable, but cold looks and cold words are not.

Japanese proverb


England and the English. As a rule they will refuse even to sample a foreign dish, they regard such things as garlic and olive oil with disgust, life is unlivable to them unless they have tea and puddings.

George Orwell


He did not remember things very well, unless he put them down on his Engagement Tablet: like this: Gandalf Tea Wednesday.

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
J. R. R. Tolkien


I am just about to take tea; pray come and have some with me.

Bilbo
The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
J. R. R. Tolkien


If ever you are passing my way, don't wait to knock! Tea is at four; but any of you are welcome at any time!

Bilbo
The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
J. R. R. Tolkien


If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.

Abraham Lincoln


It was after tea-time; it was pouring with rain, and had been all day; his hood was dripping into his eyes, his cloak was full of water; the pony was tired and stumbled on stones; the others were too grumpy to talk.

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
J. R. R. Tolkien


Just before tea-time there came a tremendous ring on the front-door bell, and then he remembered! He rushed and put on the kettle, and put out another cup and saucer, and an extra cake or two, and ran to the door.

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
J. R. R. Tolkien


Mango among fruits, pork among meats, tea among leaves.


Quite a merry gathering! I hope there is something left for the late-comers to eat and drink! What's that? Tea! No thank you! A little red wine, I think for me.

Gandalf
The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
J. R. R. Tolkien


So he sat down and wished in vain for a wash and a brush. He did not get either, nor tea nor toast nor bacon for his breakfast, only cold mutton and rabbit.

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
J. R. R. Tolkien


Sorry! I don't want any adventures, thank you. Not today. Good morning! But please come to tea – any time you like! Why not tomorrow? Come tomorrow! Good bye!

Bilbo
The Hobbit – Chapter 1 – An Unexpected Party
J.R.R. Tolkien
Bilbo, trying to get rid of Gandalf


Tea-time had long gone by, and it seemed supper-time would soon do the same.

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
J. R. R. Tolkien


There is nothing a cup of tea can't fix.


When he had made tea and offered around a plate of doughy cookies, he leaned back in his chair and surveyed Harry closely through his beetle-black eyes.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J.K. Rowling