The World in Your Cup
Tea and Coffee | What the World Drinks
Breakfast tea being passed between cars on the railway
between Peshawar and Lahore, Pakistan
If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of
understanding truth and beauty.
– Japanese Proverb
The earliest record of tea consumption were in China with records dating back to the 10th century B.C.E.
We haven’t had any tea for a week.
The bottom is out of the Universe.
– Rudyard Kipling
You can never get a cup of tea large enough
or a book long enough to suit me.
– C.S. Lewis
Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.
– Turkish Proverb
It is believed that the earliest use of coffee was in Ethiopia.
It spread to Yemen by the fifteenth century, and to the rest of the
Middle East, Turkey, Persia, North Africa and then to
Europe and the Americas.
The powers of a man’s mind are directly proportioned to the quantity of coffee he drinks.
– Sir James Mackintosh
Ah! How sweet coffee tastes!
Lovelier than a thousand kisses,
sweeter far than muscatel wine!
I must have my coffee.
– Johann Sebastian Bach
No one can understand the truth until he drinks of
coffee’s frothy goodness.
August 2 – September 4, 2011