National Tea Day
National Tea Day is celebrated on the April 21 of every year. This day is observed annually in the United Kingdom to celebrate and honour the drinking of tea. Tea is the most favourite beverage of united kingdom, and It is their national drink. This day is also known as British National Tea Day, as on this day the British honour their special tea. This day was started initially as a project between tea houses and tea lovers. National Tea Day is celebrated not only to honour tea, but on this day various fundraising events will be organised to raise money for charity. Now, Tea Day has gained popularity over the years, and it became a platform for many tea companies across the country.
“Tea is quiet, and our thirst for tea is never far from our craving for beauty.” – James Norwood Pratt.
History of National Tea Day
The origin and history of National Tea Day are still unknown. National Tea Day is celebrated every year in the United Kingdom in tea rooms, cafés, restaurants, pubs etc., On National Tea Day, various special and fundraising events will be held across the United Kingdom. On this day a tea tasting festival is also celebrated in London at Kensington Roof Gardens. Also, tea brands take this day as an opportunity to promote their tea. The main aim of this day is not only to honour tea but also to encourage sustainability and good working conditions and fair prices for farmers and other people working in the tea industry. On National Tea Day, the participating shops will have free samples of tea, and they also provide special offers for tea. Few stores also offer special noon teas and friends will be invited for afternoon tea at home in many places in the United Kingdom. The British people love drinking tea, and they drink 2,7kg tea per head and year. The United Kingdom is on the 5th rank in tea consumption, and the leading country in the consumption of tea is Turkey. Even though many people like drinking coffee, the love for tea still exists and it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. Tea is an amazing aromatic beverage that comes in many varieties with different kinds of flavours, each variety of tea will have a unique taste and colour.
Other Celebrations on April 21
April 21 is also celebrated as
- American Red Cross Giving Day
- National Auctioneers Day
- World Fish Migration Day
- National Husband Appreciation Day
- World Creativity and Innovation Day
- National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
- National Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
- National Kindergarten Day
- Record Store Day
How to Celebrate National Tea Day
Celebrate National Tea Day by drinking few new varieties of tea that you have never tasted before with some biscuits. There are several varieties of Tea are available around the World. You can drink your favourite one on this day. If you are in the United Kingdom, then participate in various special events organised on this tea day. Also, post pictures and share your thoughts about the day with others on social media using the hashtag #NationalTeaDay or #TeaDay.