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Know more about your favorite beverage on International Tea Day

Friday, 21 May 2021 (15:51 IST)
International tea day is celebrated every year on the 21st of May.First-ever International Tea Day was on 21 May 2020 and in the current year 2021, it is the second observance of this day. Tea day is a source to express the economical, biological and physical benefits of tea. This year International Tea Day observance will happen with its full scope and importance.
Theme of International Tea Day
Although 21st May is going to be the second International Tea Day yet we may proclaim the theme for this day as “Tea and Fair Trade”. The basic purpose of this theme is to glorify the economical facts of tea, especially in the areas where it grows. These areas are poverty trodden and its fair trade cannot only enhance their resources and access to the international market but can also be helpful in the eradication of poverty.
Purpose of International Tea Day
Tea is the second mostly used drink in the world after water which states the self-explanatory importance and worth of tea in the world. It is also mentioned in the theme that the basic purpose of World Tea Day is to spread awareness among the people about the financial outcomes of tea in the poor areas of the world which are the major producer of this crop. As the demand for tea is always there but it usually happens that its fair supply and trade cannot be accorded. So these poor areas of Continent Asia cannot find the profitable results of the production of the world’s largely used beverage.
The significance to celebrate this day is to prompt the physical worth of tea as it helps to lose weight and hence can be a useful, easily accessible and a cheap tool to fight against major health issues like obesity, nausea and slow metabolism.
Importance of The Tea Day
Geographical Importance
Tea is mostly produced in the Continent of Asia including countries like India, China, Nepal, Kenya and Srilanka. It is also used in these countries as a general drink among masses of every class and sector. Such a huge consumption is because of its easy availability and low cost, while these countries also make more than half of the world in terms of population. Therefore, the importance of international tea day increases with the interest of a large scale public.
Economic Importance
Tea is usually produced in the areas of Asia that are poverty-ridden and people associated with its business are below the mark. These people do not have easy access to the markets and processing units. A largely used drink like tea must have a smooth business that should provide relief to the poor farmers in order to meet their necessities and eradicate poverty. World tea day where suggests the benefits of tea also glorifies the people behind its production.
Brief History
Tea producing countries celebrate an international tea day on 15 December since 2005.
In 2015, the Indian Government proposed the observance of tea day through the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.
United Nations accepted the proposal and on 21 December 2019 declared 21st May of every year as International Tea Day through a resolution.21 May 2020 is the date of First International Tea Day under the supervision of the United Nations.

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