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Celebrate International Tea Day on 15th December

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We are not going to talk about coffee or any other drink today, except for one: Tea.

On the occasion of International Tea Day, we will celebrate the most popular beverage in the world. This day is observed on December 15 every year to raise awareness about the tea trade and its impact on the farmers. A holiday has been observed on this day since 2005. Also, the United Nations, in 2019, introduced a new Tea day on May 21. And now it is celebrated on both dates. 

Tea is a beverage made from the Camellia Sinensis plant. It is certainly a special day for tea lovers worldwide. After water, it is the world’s most-consumed beverage. Most especially, a sizzling drink Indians are fond of. So what are you waiting for? Just grab your mugs, pour the tea and enjoy sipping the hot beverage on a cold December day.

History of Tea

Can you guess which country tea originated first? Legends believe that tea was first discovered over 4000 years ago in China by Emperor Nun Shen. The emperor was visiting some remote locations of his region, where he asked his servants to boil the nearby tree leaves into a pot of boiling water. At that moment, the first cup of TEA was born.

Until the 17th century, it was mostly used for medicinal purposes. It was consumed as a beverage shortly after it made its way to the United Kingdom. Isn’t it surprising that one of the most refreshing beverages has such an ancient existence? And from then till now, tea has maintained its top position on the most popular beverages list. 

How to Celebrate International Tea Day?

  1. Try new flavors- This Tea day, try your hands at new flavors. Or try making it in new ways. You can try your hands at rose tea, ginger tea, cinnamon tea, cardamom tea, and much more.  
  2. Tea Bash- It will be so much to have a tea party with your friends. Warm tea, a cold day, and jokes, and a lot of laughter makes the best combination ever. You can also have a high tea meeting with your colleagues. 
  3. Know more about it- The tea industry is the main source of income and export revenues for a lot of people, especially those who are residing in some of the poorest countries. Moreover, as a labor-intensive sector, tea farming provides jobs, especially in remote and economically disadvantaged areas. Tea can play a significant role in rural development. It can also aid in poverty reduction. This is why it is important to know more about the tea industry and contribute by helping it grow. You don’t have to do much, just buy tea from the local markets. 
  4. Spread a word- Whatever you have learned about the tea industry, share it with your friends. This way, more people will contribute to the growth of this industry. You can also share the recipes or different ways of making tea on social media.

Types of Tea

Here are some of the world’s most popular types of tea:

  • White Tea- White teas undergo the least amount of processing. The leaves are picked, withered (when oxidation takes place), and dried. It includes teas like Bai Mudan and Silver Needle.
  • Green Tea- Green teas require more steps to process than white teas. However, in green tea, less oxidation occurs, which is why the leaf remains green. Popular green teas include Sencha and Genmaicha.
  • Oolong Tea- It is a semi-oxidized tea. It is one of the most complex types of tea to produce. The best oolong tea comes from both Taiwan and China. 
  • Black tea is one of the most common teas in the market. Darjeeling, Assam, Ceylon, and Keemun are some of the most well-known cities that grow this type of tea. Chinese people prefer black tea to red tea because it is once brewed color.
  • Pu’erh tea is a fermented tea style from the Yunnan province in China. It is processed via faster fermentation. This is the best tea to be combined with a good cigar.

Quotes for Tea Lovers on International Tea Day

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”– C.S. Lewis

Quotes for tea lovers

“Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We are like Tea, we don’t know our own strength until we’re in Hot Water”-Sister Busche

“Where there’s tea there’s hope.”– Arthur Wing Pinero

Quotes for tea lovers

“Tea will take you there”– Ags Sachs

“Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors”– Alice Walker

“Sometimes all you need is a good cup of Tea”– Unknown

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”– Henry James

Quotes for tea lovers

“Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favourite beverage of the intellectual.”– Thomas de Quincey

“The Adventure begins with Tea”– Unknown

Best Tea Quotes and Sayings – International Tea Day

“Tea is always a good idea”– Unknown

“If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you.”– William Ewart Gladstone

“Tea is liquid wisdom”– Unknown

“A cup of tea makes everything better”– Unknown

“Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.”– Bill Watterson

“Great love affairs start with champagne and end with tisane.”– Honoré de Balzac

“A simple cup of tea is far from a simple matter.”– Mary Lou Heiss

“Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.”– Henry Fielding

Quotes for tea lovers

“Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.”– Catherine Denzel

Tea Quotes That Will Inspire Every Tea Drinker

“Tea is a part of daily life. It is as simple as eating when hungry and drinking when thirsty.” – Yamamoto Soshun

“No matter where you are in the world, you are at home when tea is served.” – Earlene Grey

“Enjoy life sip by sip, not gulp by gulp.” – The Minister of Leaves

Quotes for tea lovers

“The tea session is modelled after the silence of retreat; a time to enjoy life far removed from daily existence.” – Sen Joo

“Tea is quiet and our thirst for tea is never far from our craving for beauty.” – James Norwood Pratt

“There is no problem on earth that can’t be ameliorated by a hot bath and a cup of tea.” – Jasper Fforde

Quotes for tea lovers

“A true warrior, like tea, shows his strength in hot water.” – Chinese Proverb

“Tea is wealth itself, because there is nothing that cannot be lost,no problem that will not disappear, no burden that will not float away, between the first sip and the last.” – The Minister of Leaves

“The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose.”  – George Gissing

Quotes for tea lovers

Happy International Tea Day Quotes

“There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast, they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea.” – Gary Snyder

“There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be diminished by a nice cup of tea.” – Bernard-Paul Heroux

Quotes for tea lovers

“The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort, and refinement.” – Arthur Gray

“When you are drinking tea, it is basically a private conversation between the tea and your individual soul.”  – Lu Ann Pannunzio

“Tea is best when enjoyed in pleasant surroundings, whether indoors or out, where the atmosphere is tranquil, the setting harmonious.” – John Blofeld

Quotes for tea lovers

Best Tea Quotes

“A practitioner of tea in the countryside sent some hold to Rikyu with a request that he purchase for him a tea utensil of any kind. Rikyu spent the entire amount of money on white cloth, sending it with the comment, ‘With tea, even when one has no nice utensils, if only one has clean cloth for wiping the bowl, it is possible to drink tea.’” – Sen Sotan

“Do not gulp the tea but sip it slowly allowing its fragrance to fill your mouth. There is no need to have any special attitude while drinking except one of thankfulness.” – Pojong Sunim

Quotes for tea lovers

“Tea is best when enjoyed in pleasant surroundings, whether indoors or out, where the atmosphere is tranquil, the setting harmonious.” – John Blofeld

“When you are drinking tea, it is basically a private conversation between the tea and your individual soul.”  – Lu Ann Pannunzio

Quotes for tea lovers

“If you ask Zen people they will say tea is not something that you pour with unawareness and drink like any other drink. It is not a drink, it is meditation; it is prayer. So they listen to the kettle creating a melody, and in that listening, they become more silent, more alert.” – Osho

“In my own hands I hold a bowl of tea; I see all of nature represented in its green colour. Closing my eyes, I find green mountains and pure water within my own heart. Silently sitting alone and drinking tea, I feel these become a part of me.”  – Sen Soshitsu

Conclusion

No matter how much you write or share, it is always less for something like tea. A beverage that makes the morning refreshing and energetic. It is no less than a fuel that gives power to brains. I hope that on this International Tea Day, you have acquainted yourself with more about the tea industry and the new flavors.

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