Samuel Johnson, 1757 April 03 2017

Mr. Hanway endeavours to show that the consumption of tea is injurious to the interests of our country. He is to expect little justice from the author of this extract, a hardened and shameless tea drinker, who has for twenty years diluted his meals with the only infusion of this fascinating plant, whose kettle has scarcely time to cool, who with tea amuses the evening, with tea solaces the midnight, and with tea welcomes the morning.