A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 21, 2013
“Strange how a teapot can represent both solitude and company”

"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

Google Books
A Cup of Comfort Cookbook:
Favorite Comfort Foods to Warm Your Heart and Lift Your Spirit

By Jay Weinstein
Avon, MA: Adams Media Corporation
2002
Pg. 330:
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)

ConstantChatter Forum
Tea Lovers - Enjoying Life Sip by Sip
granada
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.”

Google Books
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
2011
Pg. ?:
Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company. ~Author Unknown

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, September 21, 2013 • Permalink