International Tea Day is annually celebrated on May 21st. The United Nations General Assembly declared May 21st as the International Tea Day. Tea has many health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties.

Since 2005, tea-producing countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Uganda, and Tanzania have commemorated December 15 as International Tea Day.

 

According to UN, ” Re-emphasizing the call from the Intergovernmental Group on Tea to direct greater efforts towards expanding demand, particularly in tea-producing countries, where per capita consumption is relatively low, and supporting efforts to address the declining per capita consumption in traditional importing countries, the General Assembly decided to designate 21 May as International Tea Day.

The Day will promote and foster collective actions to implement activities in favour of the sustainable production and consumption of tea and raise awareness of its importance in fighting hunger and poverty.”

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Here are the few health benefits of tea:

  • Tea contains antioxidants.
  • Tea has less caffeine than coffee.
  • Tea may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Tea may help with weight loss.
  • Tea may help protect your bones.
  • Tea may keep your smile bright.

 

International tea day quotes:

“My dear, if you could give me a cup of tea to clear my muddle of a head I should better understand your affairs.” -Charles Dickens

“Drink Your Tea Slowly and Reverently, As if It Is the Axis on Which the World Earth Revolves – Slowly, Evenly, With out Speeding Towards the Future.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, the Miracle of Mindfulness

You Can By no means Get a Cup of Tea Giant Sufficient or a Guide Lengthy Sufficient to Go well with Me.” – C.S. Lewis

“The path to heaven passes through a teapot.” -Ancient Proverb

“Tea Is Just like the Entire World in a Small Cup.” – Zhanna Koiviola

“Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.” -Catherine Douzel

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

“Wouldn’t it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn’t have tea?” -Noel Coward

“Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea? How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.” – Reverend Sydney Smith

 

 

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