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Drinking tea after lunch is popular old tradition of prim prudish Englishmen becoming center of festive event called National Tea Day. Custom spread to countries. People like drinking tea: rich taste, invigorates / soothes, stabilizes mood, gives long-awaited moments of rest when thoughts put in order, presents pleasure.

The History

Holiday is celebrated on April 21. Do you know whose birthday it is? The Queen of Great Britain, symbolic. Date was not chosen by chance, but intentionally. Tea appeared in China, in England it became popular. In the XVII century, newly-made queen of foreign origin married British monarch, brought boxes filled with tea leaves. She drank it constantly. High-ranking persons noticed, began to repeat. Foreigner’s habit became basis for centuries-old English custom.

Fun Facts

Various types of black, green tea are grown in regions of China, Japan.

  1. Hot spices are added to tea in Asian countries.
  2. British prefer drinking tea with milk. Repetition of aristocratic rite. Tea was poured into porcelain cups for nobility, royal family members. They cracked from high temperature, drink was hot. Addition of milk allowed liquid to cool down. Cups kept intact, undamaged.
  3. Special festivals are held where manufacturers demonstrate new teas varieties; allow try unusual flavors of drink created from natural ingredients.

Family drinks tea in evenings, discusses past day. Tea is served at table for holding important negotiations. Romance begins with invitation to drink cup of tea. Tea is first person gets after morning waking up (if coffee does not win preference race). Ritual of tea drinking helps to gain confidence in the interlocutor and listen to his words. It’s time to make drink, enjoy!

When National Tea Day celebrated in 2022?

National Tea Day is observed on April 21 each year.