National Tea Day
(Also known as British National Tea Day, Tea Day)
National Tea Day is observed next on Sunday, April 21st, 2024 (136 days from today).
It’s a wonderful day for the United Kingdom because they have explored the diversity of the world of tea drinks and its benefits.
National Tea Day is celebrated on April 21 every year in the United Kingdom to celebrate and honor the drinking of tea. Tea is the most favorite drink of the United Kingdom, and it is their national drink. This day is also known as British National Tea Day, because on this day the British celebrate their special tea. This day was originally started as a project between tea houses and tea lovers. National Tea Day aims not only to commemorate tea but also to raise funds for charity. At present, National Tea Day has become more and more popular around the world, which is an important platform for development of many tea companies in general.
History of National Tea Day
National Tea Day is not simply a holiday. This is a movement that provides an opportunity for future generations of tea drinkers to understand and appreciate the world of tea. Founded in 2016, April 21 was chosen because it is also Queen Elizabeth's birthday! Date can be any British?
It is relatively common for the Chinese to thank you for tea, but it was actually a Portuguese woman named Catherine of Braganza who popularized the drink in England. In 1662, Catherine married King Charles II. Her dowry included several cases of loose leaf tea, which she continues to drink every day in the UK.
In spite of being encourage people in the world to drink more and more tea throughout the year; we can't help but immediately think of the famous British afternoon tea. You can use tea as a drink or a meal as well. The Duchess of Bedford, Anna Russell, introduced afternoon tea in the late 1840s to quench her hunger between two daily meals at the time, which she shared with friends.
Many forms of tea exist around the world. While South Asian countries often prepare 'chai' with spices, boiled with both milk and water, green tea is a popular drink in China and Japan. There is a lot of red tea, known as 'Kashmiri tea' as usual; which is served in many parts of the Himaylan region of Pakistan and Afghanistan during the winter months at weddings. In the UK, the perfect British cuppa is usually served as a black tea with boiling water and some milk.
Henry James, author and nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature said that there were few hours in life that are more pleasant than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. National Tea Day is a commemoration for the second most loved drink in the world, water is at first, which is so deeply tradition in everyday life, and so each of us can learn from and indulge in its drinking experience!
Why National Tea Day is loved?
- The choices are endless
The blends of teas are endless, but they often fall into major categories like black, green, and white, all of which come from the same botanicals. The distinction of these teas is caused by the way the leaves are processed as well as the conditions and geography of where the plant is grown. There are also herbal teas, which are essentially infusions of other plants like mint or chamomile. Setting out to try a variety of tea offerings like this won't be boring anymore!
- Humans are society
Tea is like a culture, or an experience, just like a drink. The best way to enjoy tea is at a gathering of friends and family, this is one of the reasons it has become so famous and so is our love for it.
- Tea has many health benefits
Green and black tea is believed to bring a lot of benefits for our heart. This is because tea can lower bad cholesterol levels and improve blood vessel function. In addition, it is also useful in suppling water for body. It also contains antioxidants and vitamin H that boost the immune system!
How to Celebrate National Tea Day
- Drink a cup of tea
Literally hundreds of types of tea exist, from those that are gently dried and cured to those that have undergone a complex process that can include a long stay in a cave. There are so many types of tea in existence that it almost challenges the imagination! National Tea Day is the ideal moment to enjoy some new teas.
- Grab a cup of iced tea
In some countries, tea is considered finished product only if it is served hot. However, other cultures have used tea to make a cold beverage. For example, in the United States, iced tea is a common beverage served in a large, tall glass. It's usually sold by the gallon in stores and, in the south (but almost never in the north!), it's made very sweet.
Either way, the first order of business for Independence Day is to sit back and enjoy a sip of whatever kind is preferred.
- Attend the Fest-Tea-Val in UK
Throughout the UK, Fest-Tea-Val including tea rooms, hotels, cafes and pubs across the country host events, promotions and special activities that revolve around the country's favorite drink: tea. These events are often paired with worthy charities to support them financially.
- Host a Fest-Tea-Val
Those outside the UK certainly don't need to be excluded from all the fun! Consider celebrating National Tea Day at home, at work, or in the community. Gather friends or colleagues together and enjoy a wide range of different teas is chosen as the most effective way to commemorate this day. National Tea Day is also considered as a great time to invite your friends who have hobbies in collection of teapots!
ObservedNational Tea Day has been observed annually on April 21st.
Thursday, April 21st, 2022
Friday, April 21st, 2023
Sunday, April 21st, 2024
Monday, April 21st, 2025
Tuesday, April 21st, 2026