Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. In Works, vol. 6 (1825). "Review of A Journal of Eight Days' Journey," vol. 2, no. 13, Literary Magazine (London, 1757).
Nonetheless, Johnson confessed in the article to being "a hardened and shameless tea-drinker, who has, for twenty years, diluted his meals with only the 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." James Boswell vouched for this passion in his Life of Samuel Johnson: "I suppose no person ever enjoyed with more relish the infusion of that fragrant leaf than Johnson" (entry for 1756).