Today, December 15th is International Tea Day. International Tea Day is observed to raise awareness of the importance of tea around the world. Tea has been a valuable economic commodity throughout history. The goal of today is for the world community to focus on promoting better trade practices and working conditions, as well as the ethical and sustainable production of tea. International Tea Day is now observed in major tea growing nations worldwide, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi.
The International Tea Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate the culture, heritage, health benefits and economic importance of tea. It is a perfect day for those of us who love tea, to show our gratitude and appreciation to those people who are directly involved in all the various aspects of tea production, by raising our teacups and saying “Thanks, for this beverage that brings so much joy to my life.”