Today, May 21, 2020 is the first International Tea Day.
In celebration of the wide variety of teas, the world hopes to up tea consumption and bring awareness of its medicinal and healing properties.
“Tea has many health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties,” United Nations shared to Twitter. “On Thursday’s first #InternationalTeaDay, find out more about one of the world’s oldest beverages.”
December 15th was previously known as International Tea Day but was only celebrated in countries where tea is produced like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, among others.
May 21st was chosen as International Tea Day because it’s the season when most tea production begins.