Unique and Silly Nerdy Quotes That Celebrate Tea Time

Tea and nerdy fandoms belong together, and we have nerdy quotes to back up the claim. Tea might not be the main character in these scenes, but it’s safe to say they wouldn’t be the same without tea. Whether for comfort or a good laugh, tea brings out the best tea quotes in your favorite nerdy characters. 

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Buckle up! You’ll begin your nerdy tea quote tour in three…two…one…engage!

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Could the USS Enterprise go where no one has gone before, without tea? Absolutely not!  When Jean-Luc Piccard — the Captain of the Enterprise — needs to get the job done, the only fuel he asks for time and again is tea. 

“Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.” is one of the most popular nerdy quotes you’ll recognize from Star Trek. Jean-Luc teaches you how to enjoy life's little things — like a cup of tea and a good book. In one episode you even see him eating delicate finger sandwiches while aboard a shuttle pod with Wesley. 

Consider yourself lucky if you find yourself on the Enterprise in the middle of space — where the replicators create consistently delicious tea that actually tastes like tea. You could easily find yourself in Authur’s situation instead. 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Don’t panic! There’s plenty of tea to go around and you are still living on planet Earth — hooray! 

But, your heart goes out to poor Arthur who cannot for the life of him get a decent cup of tea after Earth is destroyed in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. You would think that a half-decent replicating machine would be able to recreate Earth’s most popular drink — but it turns out it can’t. 

“[Aurthur] had found a Nutri-Matic machine which had provided him with a plastic cup filled with a liquid that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.” You feel bad for the guy — he just wants a cup of his favorite drink. Is that so much to ask after your planet has been blown to smithereens? 

Arthur doesn’t want to save the day, he just wants a cup of tea. “A cup of tea would restore my normality," he says.  

Let’s continue to travel across space and time to explore more nerdy tea quotes. You may recall a certain Time Lord for whom tea — quite literally — restores his normality.

Dr. Who

This cheeky English show is riddled with scenes of nerdy quotes and tea. In fact, it was The Eighth Doctor who said you should “never turn down tea if it’s offered. It’s impolite, and that’s how wars start.” 

And few true fans will forget the friendly Dalek asking, “Would you care for some tea?” — You still don’t know if you should laugh or cringe at the sound of its robotic voice. Maybe the Dalek Wars would have never happened if a cup of tea was offered from the start.

But it’s The Fifth Doctor who takes the cake for the best tea quote in the series. He vigorously inhales the fumes of some spilled tea and recharges himself just in time to save the world — naturally. “Tea!” he exclaims. “That's all I needed! Good cup of tea! Super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannin, just the thing for healing the synapses…” 

The Doctors know best when it comes to the perks of tea. This next doctor might not be an official Time Lord, but his quantum time-warping inventions are well-fueled by many pots of tea.


Tea makes quite an appearance in Ant-Man. It’s the beverage of choice for Dr. Hank Pym, Hope, and Scott. You’ll see them drinking pots of tea throughout the film as they figure out how exactly to save the world. You can hardly resist the scenes with those adorable ants plopping sugar cubes into teacups

It’s Scott who ruins the heartfelt moment between Hope and her father, Hank. You’ll remember that the two are trying to rekindle their relationship. Scott tries to salvage his fumble and save the moment by heading to the kitchen and says “I’m going to make some tea.”

Tea might not have been an everyday occurrence for Scott until he partnered up with Hank and Hope — maybe Scott enjoyed coffee more than tea, like most Americans. But for your English friends on the other side of the ocean, tea is woven into every facet of everyday life.

Harry Potter

In 1990s England, tea is a natural fixture of everyday life — even in the wizarding world. There are plenty of tea quotes and moments for you to reference. From Dolores Umbridge with her pink teacup to tea time with Hagrid and his infamous rock cakes — tea is simply everywhere in Harry Potter. 

During a pivotal moment in the third book, Harry sees the grim — the omen of death — while reading tea leaves with Professor Trelawney. After class, Harry sits down to enjoy a comforting kettle of tea with Professor Lupin. “I’ve only got teabags, I’m afraid,” Lupin says to Harry. “But I daresay you’ve had enough of tea leaves?”

Teabags? — Cringe! You know that teabags aren’t the greatest invention so you’ll excuse Lupin this once because you love the guy. But it doesn’t matter if tea is loose or comes from a tea bag or a tea sachet:  Tea is always enjoyed in the presence of good company, especially during tea time.

The Hobbit 

For Hobbits, the day is hardly worth living without a hearty pot of tea and friends to share it with. You couldn’t agree more that tea helps forge everlasting connections. Bilbo Baggins was quite reluctant to leave the Shire and go on any kind of crazy journey. But, the transformation and change of heart Bilbo experienced on his adventure is apparent in this warming tea quote. 

You’ll remember that at the beginning of the journey, Bilbo was not fond of any of his travel companions. At the end of The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins turns to his new friends before heading on his journey back home. “If ever you are passing my way,” said Bilbo, “don't wait to knock! Tea is at four; but any of you are welcome at any time!”

Spock-Approved Teaware for Nerds Who Love Tea

Thank you for joining us on our exclusive tour of nerdy quotes about tea. Please remember to take all your belongings and carefully exit through the doors on the left. But, before you go, check out some delightful quality teaware to suit all of your tea needs. 

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When you switch out your old porcelain teapot for one of these, you will taste your tea as you’ve never tasted it before. Just wait until you taste it for yourself!

Making the switch to borosilicate glass teaware is incredibly logical. In fact, it’s so logical we are sure it’s Spock-approved. 

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Live long and prosper.