History, Significance, Interesting Facts and Quotes About the Importance of Chai

International Tea Day is celebrated on May 21 every year to emphasize its importance.  (Photo: shutterstock)

International Tea Day is celebrated on May 21 every year to emphasize its importance. (Photo: shutterstock)

World Tea Day 2022: It is believed that the source of tea is the northeastern parts of India and southwestern China

World Tea Day 2022: Tea is one of those drinks that are consumed by many around the world, in almost every city or town. It is believed to have originated from the northeastern parts of India and southwestern China. In those regions, tea production is still one of the main sources of livelihood. The popularity of tea is leaps and bounds over other drinks in the similar region. Because of its impact on employment, culture, and business, it has been commissioned with an annual celebration.

International Tea Day: History and Importance

World Tea Day is celebrated on May 21 every year to emphasize its importance and provide guidance to countries that put great efforts into tea production. The United Nations aims to support tea-producing countries by celebrating International Tea Day. With the world facing serious challenges such as climate change and soil degradation, this day is also a great initiative to work on the sustainable cultivation of a hugely consumed cash crop, tea.

The theme for the first International Tea Day was:Take advantage of the benefits for everyone from field to cup“.All the countries that used to grow tea and had legitimate jobs and incomes from them were brought together and important talks were held in the field of tea production, regional and cultural experiences.

Interesting facts about tea

  1. Tea comes in about 3,000 different varieties.

  2. The amount of caffeine in tea is more than in coffee.

  3. Tea was kept in a closed box in the 18th century as it was considered a highly valued entity at the time.

  4. The British Standards Institute has announced official guidelines for preparing the perfect cup of tea.

quotes about tea

Tea has had a huge impact on pop culture too, authors and essayists have cited it and declared it highly valued. Some quotes are:

  1. “Where there is tea, there is hope” – Arthur Wing Pinero

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

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

  4. “A simple cup of tea is not easy” – Mary Lou Hess

  5. “Every cup of tea is an imaginary journey.” Catherine Doselle

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