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National Tea Day

Brew a cup of tea and enjoy the aroma! National Tea Day is the perfect day to celebrate your favorite teas, tisanes, and more.
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When it is?
April 21
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United States
Introduction

Celebrate National Tea Day on April 21 with your favorite cup of tea! This day has been around since the mid-1800s, when it was first created to honor the history and culture of tea. Tea is an integral part of many cultures around the world and can be enjoyed hot or cold, sweetened or unsweetened. From herbal teas to black teas, there are so many varieties out there for everyone to enjoy. Let's celebrate this special day by enjoying a delicious cup of tea together!

History of National Tea Day

National Tea Day Dates

National 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's Earliest Discovery</div><div class='timeline-text'>Tea was first discovered by Chinese Emperor Shen Nung when a leaf fell into his boiling water.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1600s</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'>Tea was introduced to Europe by Dutch and Portuguese traders.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1700s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Emergence of Afternoon Tea</div><div class='timeline-text'>The British tradition of afternoon tea emerged during the early 18th century.</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'>The Boston Tea Party was a political protest against the British government's tax on tea, instrumental to the start of the American Revolution.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1850s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tea Cultivation in India</div><div class='timeline-text'>Tea cultivation expanded rapidly in India under British colonial rule, transforming the Assam region into a major tea-producing area.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of National Tea Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Tea Day was first celebrated, encouraging people around the globe to appreciate the history and culture of tea.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National 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 tea is a great way to celebrate National Tea Day. There are many different types of tea, from green to black and oolong, that you can make from the comfort of your own home.</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'>Attend a tea ceremony</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony or visit a local teahouse to learn more about the history and culture behind different types of tea. You'll be sure to come away feeling inspired.</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'>Make iced tea</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Beat the heat with a tall glass of iced tea! Experiment with different flavors and use your freshly brewed tea to create a refreshing summer drink.</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'>Try bubble tea</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you haven't had bubble tea before, now is the time! Bubble tea is a combination of sweetened milk tea and chewy tapioca pearls - it's a delicious treat that you won't want to miss out on.</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'>Host a high tea party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for high tea and savor the flavors of afternoon tea together. Serve up some finger sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries along with your favorite teas for an afternoon of fun.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National 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'>Tea is calming and relaxing</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's something undeniably soothing about a cup of tea. Brewing a pot can be a great way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax with a fresh cup of your favorite beverage. Whether you're feeling stressed or anxious, having a warm cup of tea can help put your mind at ease!</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'>Tea is naturally low in calories</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Tea contains almost no calories and can be enjoyed without worrying about piling on unnecessary kilograms. Plus, there are so many varieties available that you can find something for every taste - from sweet fruit teas to bitter green teas, there's something for everyone!</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'>Tea is packed with antioxidants</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Drinking tea may also have beneficial effects on your health as it's packed with powerful antioxidants which can help fight off inflammation, boost your immunity, and protect against certain diseases. So if you're looking for a delicious way to stay healthy, add a cup of tea to your daily routine!</p></div></div>

5 Facts About U.S Tea Consumption that Will Surprise You

<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'>K-Cups are the Most Popular Way to Drink Tea in the US</h3><p class='facts-content'>An estimated 30 million Americans drink tea every day, and of those, about half are K-cup drinkers - making them the most popular way to drink tea in the US.</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'>US Tea Consumption Has Increased Rapidly in Recent Years</h3><p class='facts-content'>Tea consumption in the US rose by 66% between 2005 and 2014, making it one of the fastest growing beverage categories in the country.</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 Being Replacing Soda as the Preferred Beverage of Choice</h3><p class='facts-content'>In addition to the growth in the tea industry, Americans are increasingly replacing sugary drinks such as soda with tea. Sales of soda have been trending downward since 2005.</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'>80% of US Tea Drinkers Prefer “Ready to Drink” Teas</h3><p class='facts-content'>A survey by the Tea Association of America found that 80% of US tea drinkers prefer “ready to drink” teas over any other type. Ready to drink teas are those that are pre-made and ready to be consumed.</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'>Herbal Tea is the Most Preferred Tea Type Among US Tea Drinkers</h3><p class='facts-content'>The survey by the Tea Association of America found that herbal tea is the most preferred type of tea among US tea drinkers, followed by black tea, green tea, white tea, and oolong tea.</p></div></div>

National Tea Day FAQs

When is National Tea Day?

National Tea Day is celebrated on April 21 every year. In 2024 National Tea Day will occur on a Sunday.

National Tea Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Apr 21

Friday

2024

Apr 21

Sunday

2025

Apr 21

Monday

2026

Apr 21

Tuesday

2027

Apr 21

Wednesday

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