Quotes about tea

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„Women are like tea bags. You never know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

Another quote often attributed to her without an original source in her writings, as in The Wit and Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt (1996), p. 199. But once again archivists have not been able to find the quote in any of her writings, see the comment from Ralph Keyes in The Quote Verifier above.
A very similar remark was attributed to Nancy Reagan, in The Observer (29 March 1981): "A woman is like a teabag — only in hot water do you realize how strong she is."
Variants:
A woman is like a teabag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.
A woman is like a tea bag, you can not tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
A woman is like a tea bag; you can't tell how strong she is and how much to trust her until you put her in hot water.
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„You can't get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.“

—  Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963

As quoted in Of This and Other Worlds (1982) by Walter Hooper, Preface, p. 9

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„The turning point was the Tea Act and the resulting Tea Party in Boston in December 1773.“

—  Bernard Bailyn, book The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

Source: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (1967), Chapter IV, THE LOGIC OF REBELLION, p. 118

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„Our office corner has really become an area where the Tea party movement congregates and the rhetoric is really heated. Not just the calls but the e-mails, the slurs.“

—  Gabrielle Giffords American politician 1970

Comment following a window being smashed at her congressional office in Arizona &mdash National Post, Shooting could subdue overheated U.S. political rhetoric, Richard Cowan, Reuters, January 9, 2011, 2011-01-10 http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Shooting+could+subdue+overheated+political+rhetoric/4082898/story.html, alternate link http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE7083G120110110

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„Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea?—how did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.“

—  Sydney Smith English writer and clergyman 1771 - 1845

Source: Recipe for Salad, p. 383
Source: A memoir of the Rev. Sydney Smith

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