Stimulating Literature

A drawing of a woman enjoying a book and a cup of tea/coffee.

Books for tea and coffee lovers

Consumption of stimulating beverages and stimulating literature has long been associated across world cultures and through time. Coffeehouses and tea houses through the ages have largely served as centers of social interaction providing members with a place to congregate, talk, write, read, entertain one another, or quietly pass the time alone. Whether with friends or alone, a good book and a warm cup of tea or coffee equals a delightful combination.

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."
-C.S. Lewis (British Scholar and Novelist. 1898-1963)

Stimulating Fiction

"Among the numerous luxuries of the table...coffee may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication: and the pleasing flow of spirits which it occasions...is never followed by sadness, languor or debility."
-Benjamin Franklin

Stimulating Nonfiction

"Better to be deprived of food for three days than of tea for one."
-Chinese proverb

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