So . . . I like tea! And tea quotes!

I don’t know about you, but I’m having tea every day. Real, Camellia sinensis tea, but also lots of tisanes/herbal teas, since I like to drink tea more than once a day and it’s preferably not to overdo it with green, black, white, and oolong brews. But when I do drink true teas, I usually prefer the chai version, or some flavored versions—even as I do like green and white tea plain sometimes as well.

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So I often resort to rooibos tea, which is as powerful an antixodant as green tea, or possibly even more so, adding to it, in a large pot, various blends with forest fruit and Hibiscus sabdariffa, which helps with blood pressure and other conditions, small amounts of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum), which helps with the respiratory and nervous systems (reducing stress, for one) and also helps regulate blood sugar, a little bit of thyme tea, which fights inflammation in the body and also helps the respiratory system, among other things, rosehips, from the dog rose (Rosa canina) plant, high in antioxidant phenolic compunds, and with the power to aid with hypertension, blood sugar, cholesterol AND inflammation as strong as that in arthritis (and there’s more: a 2017 study on mice shows that it protects against the formation of atherosclerotic plaques as well), and sea buckthorn, which helps the cardiovascular system by reducing high blood pressure and lowering the levels of total and LDL cholesterol as well as triglycerides, and which, too, helps with blood sugar spikes, among other things.

These are only some of the herbs I use. I have many more available to mix and match, and I vary the blends from day to day. I’m also careful not to use a whole lot of a single herb or true tea, as even a cup of a day of green tea, for instance, which may seem innocuous, interferes with the absorption of iron and can lead to anemia in some people. Also note that there are rare cases of people allergic to rosehips and basil, for instance.

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So, anyway, given that I’m such a big fan of tea, in all its forms, I created a long time ago a series of products with tea slogans and two images: one of a vintage tea cup with red roses created with the help of an illustrator friend, and a stylized, Japanese-inspired round cup, created by your truly.

One of these tea quotes that really took off is “Life requires determination. And tea.”

Determination and tea quote mousepad with a stylized cup
Life requires determination. And tea. Tea quote mousepad with a Japanese-style tea cup
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I am nothing if not determined, even if some of my projects take a while to materialize. But I make another pot of tea for me and plow on.

This is my default mood. And when I’m upset, I deal with it creatively, often by thinking up another slogan, such as the one in the images below: Drink tea and let it be.

Tea slogan coaster with the quote "Drink tea and let it be" and an image of a vintage tea cup with roses
Drink tea and let it be. Tea slogan plastic coaster with a cork back
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Bone china mug with a tea slogana nd a vintage cup with red roses
Drink tea and let it be. Tea quote bone china mug
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Then I calm down and come up with various ideas for illustrations. Here’s one that I created as an accompanying piece for another slogan, but which also works with the one above. It shows a young women in the lotus pose, with a large monarch butterfly alighting on her shoulder. As a side note, monarch butterflies are increasingly rare, and so is out peace of mind, it seems. Which means we should take heed to make time for relaxation, rejuvenation, and inspiration. Tea can help with that!

"Drink tea and let it be" quote keychain with a girl in lotus pose with butterfly and hearts
Drink tea and let it be. Trendy tea slogan on keychain, with a yoga girl (affiliate image link)

Tea can find happy! Yes, that’s another tea quote: “Because tea finds happy.” I put it on one of my favorite mugs from Zazzle as well as on other products. Here it is.

"Because tea finds happy" quote mug with a Japanese-style tea cup on the mug
Because tea finds happy, with a Japanese-style cup.
Tea slogan bone china mug
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And here’s a postcard, for those of you, like me, who collect postcards and greeting cards.

A more whimsical version of the “Because tea finds happy” design, on a postcard
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Another version of the slogan above is “Because happy loves tea”! Here it is on a quality tote bag great for its size, durability, and, yes, understated elegance.

“Because happy loves tea,” with Japanese-style cup, on a large tote bag
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I almost forgot. Another popular tea slogan is “Oh for tea, a nook, and a good book!” I adapted and expanded a little John Wilson’s line “Oh for a book and a shady nook,” since something is missing in that line, isn’t it? Whether I read articles on the computer or a book in a cozy nook, I love me a cup of tea with it! Anyway, here’s an elegant throw pillow for that cozy nook!

Oh for tea, a nook, and a good book! Tea slogan on a trendy, modern throw pillow with a vintage tea cup and violet flowers
Oh for tea, a nook, and a good book! Tea slogan with vintage tea cup
on an elegant throw pillow decorated with violet flowers (affiliate image link)

And a mousepad.

Tea, nook, and good book tea slogan on a mousepad, with a vintage cup with red roses
Tea, nook, and good book tea quote mousepad for lovers of these brews!
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And here’s a postcard for those down times, with “When life throws you lemons . . . grab a cuppa!”

When life throws you lemons, grab a cup of tea. Slogan postcard
When life throws you lemons,
you know what that tea can make it better!
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If you said “grab what?” to my previous statement, I have another tea slogan for you: “Whoever is tired of tea is tired of life.” This one is, of course, based on Samuel Johnson’s sentence, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” Here’s my own tea quote on a mousepad available in several colors.

Tired of tea, tired of life. Tea slogan on a mousepad
Whoever is tired of tea is tired of life. Mousepad for tea lovers
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And now that I talked of tea so much, here’s a box with an assortment of Stash tea bags samplers. It can be quite pampering for you and someone else at Christmas, especially if you plan heavy dishes (and work to make them)!

Assortment box of Stash tea bags
Stash tea bags, assortment box of samplers (affiliate image link)

To a happier, healthier, life, and Happy Holidays,

🙂 Mira

P.S. Pins and shares are much appreciated! 🙂


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