International Tea Day is observed every year on Dec. 15 to celebrate and raise awareness about the problems besetting the tea production and small tea growers.

Tea is believed to be the second most consumed drink in the world after water, and, in 2019, China was the largest exporter of the beverage.

Here are some quotes, courtesy theteacupoflife, to share with all tea lovers:

1. “Tea is a part of daily life. It is as simple as eating when hungry and drinking when thirsty.” – Yamamoto Soshun

2. “No matter where you are in the world, you are at home when tea is served.” – Earlene Grey

3. “There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.” – Lin Yutang

4. “The tea session is modeled after the silence of retreat; a time to enjoy life far removed from daily existence.” – Sen Joo

5. “Tea is quiet and our thirst for tea is never far from our craving for beauty.” – James Norwood Pratt

6. “The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose.” – George Gissing

7. “There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea.” – Gary Snyder

8. “There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be diminished by a nice cup of tea.” – Bernard-Paul Heroux

9. “The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort and refinement.” – Arthur Gray

10. “No matter what is happening in your life, you always offer tea.” – Clemantine Wamariya

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