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International Tea Day

International tea day

Thursday,21 May 2020 is the date of International Tea Day 2020.
International tea day will be celebrated every year on the 21st of May to express the economical, biological and physical benefits of tea. This year International Tea Day will be observed with its full scope and importance.

Theme of International Tea Day

Although 21st May is going to be first-ever International Tea Day yet we may proclaim the theme for this day as “Tea and Fair Trade”. The basic purpose of this theme is to glorify the economical facts of tea, especially the areas where it is grown, are poverty trodden and its fair trade cannot only enhance their resources and access to the international market but can also be helpful in the eradication of poverty.

 Purpose of International Tea Day

Tea is the second mostly used drink in the world after water which states self-explanatory importance and worth of tea in the world. It is also mentioned in the theme that the basic purpose of this day is to spread the awareness among the people about the financial outcomes of tea in the poor areas of the world where it is mostly produced. As the demand of tea is always there but it usually happens that its fair supply and trade cannot be accorded and the poor areas of Continent Asia cannot find the profitable results of the production of the world’s largely used beverage.
The significance to celebrate this day is to prompt the physical worth of tea as it helps to lose weight and hence can be a useful, easily accessible and a cheap tool to fight against major health issues like obesity, nausea and slow-metabolism.

 Importance of Tea Day

importance of international tea day

  • Geographical Importance

Tea is mostly produced in the Continent of Asia including countries like India, China, Nepal, Kenya, Srilanka and it is also used in these countries as a general drink among masses of every class and sector. Such a huge consumption is because of its easy availability and low-cost, while these countries also make more than half of the world in terms of population. Therefore, the importance of this day increases with the interest of large scale public.

  • Economic Importance

Tea is usually produced in the areas of Asia that are poverty ridden and people associated with its business are below the mark who do not have easy access to the markets and processing units. A largely used drink like tea must have a smooth business that should provide relief to the poor farmers in order to meet their necessities and eradicate poverty. This day where suggests the benefits of tea also glorifies the people behind its production.

Brief History

  • Tea producing countries celebrate an international tea day on 15 December since 2005.
  • In 2015, the Indian Government proposed the observance of tea day through the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.
  • United Nations accepted the proposal and on 21 December 2019 declared 21st May of every year as International Tea Day through a resolution.
  • 21 May 2020 is the date of First International Tea Day under the supervision of the United Nations.

Facts About Tea

International tea day facts

  • Tea is the second mostly used drink after water.
  • Tea originated in North-East parts of India.
  • The biggest tea producing countries are in the Sub-Continent.
  • Tea was consumed in China nearly 5000 years ago.
  • Consumption of Tea is beneficial in Weight Loss.

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