Happiness is a Red Teapot

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‘When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for… that’s when life is over.’ So said Audrey Hepburn, and we quite agree. Tea has a valued place in cultures worldwide. From the ritual of a Japanese tea ceremony to the cosy informality of an English cuppa, it soothes, grounds and comforts us.

This beautiful collection of quotes and photographs features words from people as diverse as Mick Jagger, Thich Nat Hahn, Rod Stewart, Billy Connolly and Bear Grylls. It’s a testament to the universal appeal of tea, perfect for reading whilst sipping a mug or two. ‘Tea makes everything better’, after all.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 225 x 203 mm / 8¾  x 8 Inches | Colour | 160 Pages |

Anouska Jones is a book editor, publisher, reviewer and author, who has worked in publishing for over twenty years. She is a huge believer in the power of a cup of tea to fix pretty much anything!

For centuries, tea has held a valued place in both Eastern and Western cultures. From the ritual of a Japanese tea ceremony to the cosy informality of an English cuppa at the kitchen table, tea (whether green, black, white or herb) soothes, grounds and comforts us. It’s no surprise that so many of us switch the kettle on at the first sign of trouble — keep calm and drink tea! In fact, that’s how this book came about. After a particularly stressful week, editor Anouska Jones was sitting at home with her husband complaining about everything that had gone wrong. As he put their teapot and two mugs down on the table, her husband commented, ‘Cheer up! You can’t be miserable when you’ve got a bright red teapot in front of you!’ The very next morning, Anouska started researching quotes about tea and before long she had a collection of memorable quotations from rock stars (Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart), Buddhist monks (Thich Nat Hahn), politicians (Abraham Lincoln, William Gladstone), actors (Audrey Hepburn, Billy Connolly), adventurers (Bear Grylls) and more. It seems tea’s appeal is truly universal! It’s hoped that the resulting book of quotes and accompanying photographs brings you the same pleasure as a perfectly brewed cup of your own particular favourite.

Living Now featured, May 2018
C.S. Lewis said, “You can’t get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” If you are also a tea and book lover, then you will love this new book edited by Anouska Jones“.
 – Click here to read the piece in full

Public Service News, May 2018
” Tea aficionados, in particular, will appreciate this collection of celebrity quotes about the brew from such well-known tea lovers as Audrey Hepburn, Rod Stewart, Billy Connolly and Mick Jagger “- Click here to read the piece in full

Hope 103.2, April 2018
“Every day around the world 6 billion cups of tea are drunk, no other drink is as renown as source of comfort in times of trouble. Happiness is A Red Teapot is a celebration of tea in all its forms”
– Click here to listen

Blue Wolf Reviews, March 2018
Anouska Jones has captured words of wisdom, along with some glorious photographs, from an obviously supremely, totally refined selection of the worlds famous personages, who have all succumbed to the delicious sensation of enjoying a cup of well brewed tea, from their favourite teapot” 
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Selector Magazine, March 2018
“Cuppa connoisseurs will appreciate Anouska Jones’ collection of quotes about the brew from tea lovers, including Mick Jagger and Audrey Hepburn” – Click here to view

The Senior, March 2018
“Settle down with a cuppa and enjoy this lovely little book. You’ll find out what Boy George would forgo for a nice cuppa, what Billy Connolly does when left alone with a tea cosy and why Eleanor Roosevelt compared women to a tea bag.” – Click here to read the piece in full.

Ladies In Racing, September 2018
“…brings you the same pleasure as a perfectly brewed cup of tea.” Click here to read the piece in full.