Tuesday 21 May 2024

Cup of tea anyone? #InternationalTeaDay

Did you know that it is International Tea Day today?

International Tea Day is a time to raise awareness of the importance of tea in our lives and to raise awareness of the long history and the deep cultural and economic significance of tea around the world! It is also to raise awareness about the global tea trade, promote sustainable practices within the industry and honour the millions of individuals involved in tea cultivation and production.

Cups of tea

I love a cup of tea and there is one for every mood! Feeling a bit under the weather? Reach for a soothing cup of chamomile or ginger tea to ease those sniffles. Need a little pick me up to conquer the day? A bold black tea or energizing green tea has got your back. And there is of course the herbal teas: lavender, and peppermint. The possibilities are endless!

Tea is like a warm hug for your soul. There's something incredibly comforting about cradling a mug of steaming tea between your hands. There is of course the social aspect too., whether you're catching up with an old friend over a pot of tea, going out for a fancy afternoon tea complete with scones and cucumber sandwiches tea has a magical way of bringing people together. There's a reason why the phrase "put the kettle on" is a well known. It's like saying, come, sit, let's share a moment!

I don't drink as much coffee as I used to and drink a lot more tea and my favourite of the day is at the end of the day when everyone is home, settled and fed and I get to sit with the soaps on the TV and enjoy the cuppa with a piece of cake! We used to drink PG Tips but when I have been at my dad's I have been drinking Yorkshire Tea and we seem to like it more. So much so my dad has just bought us a huge bag of tea bags from the cash and carry. While I was reading about Yorkshire Tea I discovered the Yorkshire Bedtime Brew which I bought tried and I have been drinking before bed. Of course it's decaf but also has herbs and spices in which make me feel sleepy.

Tea has so many health benefits. From boosting your immune system, aiding digestion and reducing stress. Plus, with so many caffeine free options available you can enjoy its goodness any time of day without worrying about staying up all night!

Today is the day to educate yourself on everything to do with tea, but especially the production of it. Did you know that tea production and processing constitutes a main source of income for millions of families in developing countries.

If you’re a lover of tea, then do some research about some of your favourite tea companies. Look up brands that support fair trade and possibly switch to those brands to make a difference in the way you buy tea. 

Are you a tea drinker? What is your favourite type to drink?


  1. I love a good strong cup of tea and drink Yorkshire too. I haven't seen the Bedtime Brew, will have to look for it.

  2. I love tea at the end of the day too! Its such a nice relaxing treat after everything is done and I can sit on the couch and watch TV. The Yorkshire bedtime brew sounds delicious, I'll have to see if we have it over here.

  3. I didn't know yesterday was International Tea Day. I am a coffee drinker, but I like tea once in a while. I usually try the more unusual ones, just as buckwheat tea or flowering tea.