How to Celebrate International Tea Day
Made from the handpicked leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant, tea has been around for over 5,000 years and is believed to have originated from northeast India and southwest China. Today, tea is the world’s most consumed beverage after water, and it represents so much more than just a beverage. The production of tea has become a thriving industry, and it has become a prominent source of livelihood for millions of people across the world, including Sri Lanka.
The 21st of May has been declared as International Tea Day as a day to recognise the importance of this amazing brew. Read more to find out how you can celebrate this special day, as well as how Dilmah celebrates tea every day.
Importance of International Tea Day
When we think of tea, the first thing that comes to mind is the beverage itself and the many ways it can be enjoyed. However, on International Tea Day, we not only celebrate tea in general, but we also look beyond the cup, at ways to make tea production more sustainable and ethical. According to the UN, the tea industry is a main source of income in third world countries and plays a significant role in rural development. International Tea Day also aims to raise awareness of the industry’s importance in fighting hunger and poverty.
How to Celebrate
Celebrate International Tea Day with a good, strong cup of Ceylon Tea! A few fun ways to celebrate this holiday - especially if you are an avid tea drinker - include:
What sets Dilmah apart from any other tea brand is that we truly celebrate International Tea Day every day. The collective efforts of the MJF Charitable Foundation and Dilmah Conservation are committed to helping those that need it the most. From launching programs that empower the differently-abled to establishing nature corridors, we are proud to say that every sip of Dilmah has directly contributed towards humanitarian and conservation work – that’s over 40 million USD so far!
Kindness is at the core of Dilmah, and on International Tea Day the importance of these humanitarian and conservation initiatives only becomes more apparent. Celebrate International Tea Day with Dilmah by spreading kindness and giving back to those who help make your morning cup of tea.