A Tea Towel upon Tea

This 100% cotton tea towel features comments by Johnson and his friends on the subject of tea. Johnson was famed for his consumption of large quantities of tea, reputedly drinking up to 25 cups in one sitting!

The text includes the following quotes from Johnson and his friends on the subject of tea.

I suppose no person ever enjoyed with more relish the infusion of that fragrant leaf than Johnson – James Boswell

Johnson’s extraordinary, or rather extravagant, fondness for tea did not fail to excite notice wherever he went – John Northcote

Tea’s proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence – Samuel Johnson

TEA n.s. A Chinese plant, of which the infusion has lately been drunk much in Europe. Samuel Johnson

Dimensions approx 49cm x 80cm. White cotton with black text and illustration.

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