The World in Your Cup


“If man has no tea in him, he is incapable
of understanding truth and beauty.”
– Japanese Proverb


“Making tea is a ritual that stops the world
from falling in on you.”
– Jonathan Stroud

Sri Lanka

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


“Teatime is a chance to slow down, pull back,
and appreciate our surroundings.”
– Letitia Baldridge


“Rainy days should be spent at home
with a cup of tea and a good book.”
– Bill Watterson


“Coffee. Creative lighter fluid.”
– Floyd Maxwell


“Coffee should be black as hell,
strong as death and sweet as love.”
– Turkish Proverb


“The powers of a man’s mind
are directly proportioned to
the quantity of coffee he drinks.”
– Sir James Mackintosh


“At least there was coffee.
Reliable, delicious, life-giving coffee.”
– Mary H.K. Choi


“Never underestimate the
power of a good cup of coffee.”
– Ursula Vernon


“Ah! How sweet coffee tastes!
Lovelier than a thousand kisses,
sweeter far than muscatel wine!
I must have my coffee.”
– Johann Sebastian Bach


“Strange how the bitterness
of coffee makes life sweet.”
– Suhaib Rumi


Click here to read The Washington Post’s article titled Coffee vs. Tea Smackdown.
Which side are you on – team coffee or team tea?


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5 replies on “The World in Your Cup”

Wow, this is incredible! I love the blog and the amazing photographs! India and tea are indelibly printed on my heart.

Thank you for this post! I have been drinking coffee for over 70 years and tea almost as long…I favor coffee but enjoy a good cup of tea as well. I always enjoy the poems, comments etc. you add to your posts. The comments( if you will permit me ) this time were spot on.

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