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One entire wall of this tea house is a blackboard inscribed with quotes from the wise, the famous, the anonymous and the downright funny. Here are a choice few to ponder on:

“The tea-party is a spa for the soul – you leave your cares and work behind. Busy people forget their business. Your stress melts away. Your  senses awaken.” – Unknown 

“Happiness is like a butterfly. Only when I sit down with my tea did the butterfly settle peacefully in my lap.” – Reny

“Women are like teabags. You never know their strength until you place them in hot water.”

“One drinks tea to forget the din of the world.” – Tien Yixeng

“Tea… is a religion of the art of life.” – Kakura 

There’s quite a large selection of teas (green, white, black, rooibos and tisanes, but only one oolong), served in a teapot with a digital timer to brew perfectly. Organic and gluten free breakfast options galore, which is a plus, because breakfast at my hotel costs AUS $26 with a teabag so honestly Maraschino is a better option all round.

Saved the best for last :

“Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cosy, doesn’t try it on.” – Billy Connolly

Shop 8, 17-23 Collie St Map.ab96a8d
Fremantle, WA 6160
Australia
Tel. +61 (0)8 9336 7871
Closed on Tuesdays, and also at random times (like 4.30pm on a Saturday for no clear reason)
No wifi
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The first cup caresses my dry lips and throat,

The second shatters the walls of my lonely sadness,

The third searches the dry rivulets of my soul to find the stories of five thousand scrolls.

With the fourth the pain of past injustice vanishes through my pores.

The fifth purifies my flesh and bone.

With the sixth I am in touch with the immortals.

The seventh gives such pleasure I can hardly bear.

The fresh wind blows through my wings

As I make my way to Penglai.*

 

*Penglai, a mountain in China, was the traditional home of the immortals.

In Chinese tea culture, any good teahouse will pay its respects to Lu Tong, for example by placing a statue of the poet near the entrance.

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“We have very busy lives – or we make them very busy. There is noise and activity everywhere. Few people know how to be still and find a quiet place inside themselves. From that place of silence and stillness the creative forces emerge; there we find faith, hope, strength, and wisdom. However, since childhood we are taught to do things. Our heads are full of noise. Silence and solitude scare most of us.”

‘Isabel Allende on Destiny, Personal Tragedy, Writing’

“Life is nothing but noise between two unfathomable silences”

Isabel Allende in “Paula”

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