‘Ecstasy is a glass of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth’
Alexander Pushkin, the icon (1799-1837)
Although Art is beyond any frameworks, limitations and rules, its subjective and personal nature governing the process, or rather spontaneity of self-expression of an artist, tea has discovered itself as a tool, a symbol and a matter of inspiration, therefore, consolidating the very Englishness of the English Art.
The Rules of Having Fun features tea in various forms of arts: literature, music, language, TV, etc. Just hear the iconic names of the world’s heritage: Jane Austen, Marcel Proust, Lewis Carroll, Sting, Paul MacCartney, Mich Jagger, Kate Moss, Samuel Johnson, Charles Philips, Konstantin Korovin, Jackson Pollock…
Have you ever asked yourself:
- If you are steeped in someone?
- What is your cup of tea?
- What has that got to do with the price of tea in China?
- Is it nasty of yourself to have tea at three?
- Tea or adventure first?