Saturday, August 1, 2009

Delicate Enjoyment of Tea With Friends

Another novelty is the tea-party, an extraordinary meal in that, being offered to persons that have already dined well, it supposes neither appetite nor thirst, and has no object but distraction, no basis but delicate enjoyment.
~Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste~

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
~Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady~

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


grandma and grandpa said...

Who were you having tea with? Mom

Mon Cheri said...

Shannon and I were invited to have tea with former Poet's customers who were here from Napa. They come every year and like to go to Mrs. B's tea house in Leb.