"Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company” is a saying that has been included in many collections of sayings about tea. The saying first appeared in the book >Pathways: Restful Meditations (1995), a zen haiku translated by Gary Crounse.
OCLC WorldCat record
Pathways : restful meditations
Author: Gary Crounse; Rosalie Blakey Wardell
Publisher: Salt Lake City : Gibbs Smith, ©1995.
Edition/Format: Book : English
A Cup of Comfort Cookbook:
Favorite Comfort Foods to Warm Your Heart and Lift Your Spirit
By Jay Weinstein
Avon, MA: Adams Media Corporation
Strange how a teapot
Can represent at the same time
The comforts of solitude
And the pleasures of company.
Zen Haiku (translated by Gary Crounse)
Tea Lovers - Enjoying Life Sip by Sip
06-30-2005, 11:40 PM
Some fun quotes about tea
Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world. -T’ien Yiheng
Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company. -Author Unknown
11 January 2008, The Daily Advance (Elizabeth City, NC), “Hot tea—Harbour Tea House opens” by Robert Kelly-Goss:
An unknown sage once wrote that it is “strange how a cup of tea can at the same time represent the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.”
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love:
101 Stories Celebrating Special Times with Family and Friends...and Recipes Too!
By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Amy Newmark
Cos Cob, CT: Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC
Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company. ~Author Unknown