International Tea Day

“The music of tea is the melody that soothes me.” – Morgan Christiansen

Tea is a beverage made from the Camellia Sinensis plant. Tea is the world’s most-consumed drink after water. People believe that tea originated in northern India, north Myanmar, and Southwest China, however, the exact place where the plant first grew, is still unknown.

We observe International Tea Day on May 21, according to the United Nations, and the concerning resolution (mentioned below), was adopted on December 21, 2019. Nevertheless, countries like India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Uganda, and Tanzania have been observing the International Tea Day on 15 December, since 2005.

The main aim behind celebrating International Tea Day is to raise awareness regarding the production and consumption of Tea and also to raise recognition of its importance in fighting hunger and poverty.

There are millions of families, and their livelihood depends on the production and processing of Tea, and also it is the principal means of alimonies for millions of weak families in some least developed countries. 

According to UN, Tea production and Sustainable Goals are-

Tea production and processing contributes to the reduction of extreme poverty (Goal 1), the fight against Hunger (Goal 2), the Empowerment of women (Goal 5), and to sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems (Goal 15).

International Tea Day

Tea and “We”

Tea is the favourite drink for most people. Without Tea, our mornings don’t feel like a “good morning”, it works like an energy drink for us, and at evening, Tea is the reason for all the family to get-together after a busy day.

There are people who are very conscious about their fitness; so they use to drink Green Tea. Green tea is good for regulating the metabolism process and for healthy skin too.  (Credits: https://www.un.org/en/ and https://www.wikipedia.org/)

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