I came across this once in a teablog. Though I'm not really sure I can agree with it because of what's implied in reverse, the quote is interesting enough to ask you about your first reaction:
"Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities, or are become so from wine-drinking, and are not susceptible of influence from so refined a stimulant, will always be the favourite drink of the intellectual... " - Thomas DeQuincy
Hmm. Wish I wasn't questioning the source.
All the best,