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National Hot Tea Month

Warm up your January with a cup of comfort on National Hot Tea Month - cozy, delicious, and perfect for any winter day!
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January 1
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Introduction

Happy National Hot Tea Month on January 1! What better way to kick off the new year than with a warm cup of your favorite tea? This month-long celebration began in 2005 and has since grown in popularity, with tea lovers all over the world coming together to celebrate their love for this soothing and delicious beverage. Did you know that tea was first discovered in China over 5,000 years ago and has been enjoyed by different cultures throughout history? So let's raise our cups and cheers to this wonderful drink that brings us comfort, warmth, and joy.

History of National Hot Tea Month

National Hot Tea Month Dates

National Hot Tea Month 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'>Invention of Tea</div><div class='timeline-text'>According to legend, tea was discovered by Chinese Emperor Shen Nung when a leaf from a wild tree drifted into his pot of boiling water.</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 in Europe</div><div class='timeline-text'>Tea was introduced to Europe in the 17th century by Dutch traders and soon became a fashionable drink among the aristocracy.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1773</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Boston Tea Party</div><div class='timeline-text'>In an act of rebellion against British taxation, American colonists dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor, an event now known as the Boston Tea Party.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1904</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Iced Tea Revolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>Iced tea was popularized at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis when tea merchant Richard Blechynden served it to combat the summer heat.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tea Bag Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>New York tea merchant Thomas Sullivan accidentally invented tea bags in the early 20th century when he decided to send his tea to clients in silk bags.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Hot Tea Month

<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'>Host a tea tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for a tea tasting party where everyone can bring their favorite teas to share and sample. Provide snacks and make it a fun and relaxing afternoon.</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'>Try a new type of tea each week</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself to try a new type of tea each week during National Hot Tea Month. This will expand your palate and introduce you to new flavors and blends.</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 local tea shop</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Support a local business and visit a tea shop in your area. You can try their different teas, learn about the history and process of making tea, and even purchase some to bring home.</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'>Create your own signature tea blend</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and mix different teas together to create your own unique blend. You can even give it a fun name and share it with friends and family.</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'>Attend a tea ceremony</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Research and attend a traditional tea ceremony to learn about the cultural and ceremonial aspects of drinking tea. This is a great way to appreciate the history and significance of hot tea.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Hot Tea Month

<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'>It's perfect for cozy winter days</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>January is usually a cold and chilly month, making it the perfect time to snuggle up with a warm cup of tea. With its comforting aroma and soothing warmth, hot tea can provide the ultimate relaxation and coziness during the winter season.</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'>The health benefits are endless</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Not only does drinking hot tea feel great in the moment, but it also has numerous health benefits. From boosting your immune system to aiding digestion, hot tea is full of antioxidants and nutrients that can improve your overall well-being.</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'>There's a flavor for everyone</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Hot tea comes in a wide variety of flavors - from classic black teas to fruity herbal blends and everything in between. With so many options to choose from, National Hot Tea Month gives consumers the chance to try out new flavors or stick to their all-time favorites.</p></div></div>

5 Fascinating Facts About Tea

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tea is the Second Most Consumed Beverage in the World</h3><p class='facts-content'>After water, tea is the most widely consumed drink globally due to its wide variety of flavors and health benefits.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>All Tea Comes from the Same Plant</h3><p class='facts-content'>All types of tea (green, black, oolong, white, and pu-erh) are produced from the Camellia sinensis plant, with difference in flavor influenced by processing methods and geography.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tea Was Accidentally Discovered</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to Chinese legend, tea was accidentally discovered by Emperor Shen Nong around 2737 BC when a leaf from a nearby tea plant fell into his pot of boiling water.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tea is a Natural Antioxidant</h3><p class='facts-content'>Tea is rich in antioxidants named polyphenols, which contribute to improving health in various ways, including reducing cancer and heart disease risk.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Turkey Consumes the Most Tea per Capita</h3><p class='facts-content'>While China is the largest producer of tea, Turkey has the highest per capita tea consumption in the world.</p></div></div>

National Hot Tea Month FAQs

When is National Hot Tea Month?

National Hot Tea Month is celebrated on January 1 every year. In 2024 National Hot Tea Month will start on a Monday.

National Hot Tea Month Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jan 1

Sunday

2024

Jan 1

Monday

2025

Jan 1

Wednesday

2026

Jan 1

Thursday

2027

Jan 1

Friday

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