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National Hot Tea Day

Sip into the warmth of National Hot Tea Day - indulge in a comforting mug of your favorite tea and relax with a good book!
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January 12
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Introduction

Get ready to celebrate National Hot Tea Day on January 12 with a cup of your favorite brew! This day has been around for centuries, and is believed to have originated in China sometime during the 3rd century AD. Since then, it's become a staple drink for many cultures all over the world; from green tea in Japan to chai tea in India and beyond.

History of National Hot Tea Day

National Hot Tea Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2737 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tea Discovery in China</div><div class='timeline-text'>According to legend, Emperor Shennong of China discovered tea when leaves from a nearby bush fell into a pot of water he was boiling.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>16th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tea Introduced to Europe</div><div class='timeline-text'>Portuguese merchants first brought tea to Europe during the 16th century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>17th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tea Arrives in Britain</div><div class='timeline-text'>Introduced by Catherine of Braganza, wife of King Charles II, tea became popular in Britain during the late 17th century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>19th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tea Cultivation Begins in India</div><div class='timeline-text'>The British started tea plantations in India during the 19th century, particularly in the regions of Darjeeling and Assam.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>21st Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tea Consumption Worldwide</div><div class='timeline-text'>Tea has become one of the most popular beverages globally, with an estimated three billion cups consumed daily.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Hot Tea Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Celebrated on January 12th every year, the first National Hot Tea Day was recognized in the United States in 2016.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Hot Tea Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Brew your own tea</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Brewing your own hot tea is the perfect way to celebrate National Hot Tea Day. Pick up some loose leaf tea and a teapot, and try different varieties of tea with friends and family.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Tea Party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over to celebrate National Hot Tea Day with a tea party! Create a meal plan that includes traditional tea sandwiches, scones, and pastries. Don't forget to have plenty of different kinds of hot tea for guests to choose from.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a Tea Room</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>For an extra special experience, find a local tea room and celebrate National Hot Tea Day there! A tea room will have an extensive selection of teas available for tasting, so it's a great way to discover new favorites.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Experiment with Tea Cocktails</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Tea isn't just for sipping - it can also be used in cocktails! Try recipes such as the Earl Grey Martini, or the Red Snapper (a popular Bloody Mary variant).</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try Different Blends</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look for unique blends or flavored teas from your local specialty store or online. You can even experiment with brewing your own herbal blends at home.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Hot Tea Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hot Tea has Health Benefits</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Hot tea is packed with antioxidants that have numerous health benefits. From boosting your immune system to aiding in digestion, sipping hot tea can help improve your overall physical and mental wellbeing!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hot Tea is easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making a cup of hot tea is so easy! All you need is some loose leaf tea or tea bags, boiling water, and a teapot. Then you just let it steep for the recommended time before pouring into your favorite mug and adding any mix-ins such as milk or honey for added flavor.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hot Tea helps relax</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Sipping on a warm cup of herbal tea can be a great way to relax after a long day. Many types of herbal teas contain compounds like chamomile and lavender which are known for their calming properties that can help relieve stress and promote quality sleep!</p></div></div>

5 Health Benefit Facts of Hot Tea

National Hot Tea Day FAQs

When is National Hot Tea Day?

National Hot Tea Day is celebrated on January 12 every year. In 2024 National Hot Tea Day will occur on a Friday.

National Hot Tea Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jan 12

Thursday

2024

Jan 12

Friday

2025

Jan 12

Sunday

2026

Jan 12

Monday

2027

Jan 12

Tuesday

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