BRITISH NATIONAL TEA DAY
Behind every great country, there is an even greater beverage helping its people through the day. On April 21st, the United Kingdom celebrates National Tea Day, their drink of choice for the past two centuries.
National Tea Day is the time Britain takes to celebrate its longstanding relationship with the steeped drink. Their love for tea is so deep that collectively they consume more than 60 billion cups a year. That’s upwards of 165 million cups a day.
With such a wide variety of types of tea that all serve a different purpose from jumpstarting the day all the way down to sleepy time, it’s no wonder the UK has yet to grow bored of their national beverage. They’re also showing no sign of stopping!
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” -Henry James
Each year, citizens of Great Britain hold their “Fes-Tea-Val” on this day as a chance to showcase new teas, share the ultimate afternoon tea experience and rally around the hundreds of incredible tastes this one drink has to offer. Although tea can be found in all corners of the world, the UK has made it clear that nobody celebrates tea better than they do.
HOW TO OBSERVE
You don’t have to be in the UK to celebrate their National Tea Day. All you need is 10 minutes away from the world to enjoy some tea by yourself or with friends. Grab a cuppa, a couple of scones and use #BritishNationalTeaDay or #NationalTeaDay to share on social media.
Although afternoon tea has been popular in the UK since the middle of the 19th century, National Tea Day didn’t come along until much later.
For more information on British National Tea Day visit http://www.nationalteaday.co.uk/.
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