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National Hot Tea Day

Hot Tea Day

About National Hot Tea Day

When is National Hot Tea Day? This holiday is always observed on January 12

Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the United States, behind only coffee. A cold January day or night is the perfect time to enjoy a steaming hot cup of tea. To most of us, tea is a delicious and relaxing beverage. Drinking tea is healthy for you. With these things in mind, it is only fitting that today is National Hot Tea Day, a January 12 holiday.

It’s relaxingly easy to celebrate National Hot Tea Day. I’ve got a suggestion! Perhaps, you and I can have a cup of hot tea together today. Why we can even top the day off with a spot of tea during the evening hours.

This is a great day to stop drinking less healthy beverages and begin consuming healthy tea. Or, increase consumption if you already drink it. Tea is good for your health. It has been used medicinally for thousands of years. It settles the nervous system, helping you to relax. Tea is very soothing. Perhaps that’s why over 85% of Millennials drink tea. Tea has flavonoids and antioxidants. It is low in caffeine and has no sodium, fat, or sugar. And, tea has zero calories. Tea’s medicinal value is supported in many studies. It contributes to good health in many ways, including lowering the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. If this isn’t a good reason to celebrate National Hot Tea Day, I don’t know what is.

Did You Know? 75% to 80% of tea consumption in the U.S. is Iced Tea. How cool is that!? 

Test your knowledge about tea: See Tea Trivia

The Very Ancient History of Tea

Tea has been consumed for almost 5,000 years. Its origin dates back to ancient China. The year was 2,737 B.C., during the Tang Dynasty. According to legend, some tea leaves fell into a pot of water that was being boiled for Chinese emperor Shen-Nung. He drank the brew, finding it delicious and relaxing. Legend also says that he only drank tea after this day. Tea became popular in Chinese and Asian culture and cuisine. But, it wasn’t until the 1600s A.D., that tea was brought to Europe and became popular.

Colonists to the Americas brought tea with them. By the mid-1770s, Britain was taxing all sorts of imports to America. The British “Tea Act” of May 10, 1773, proved the boiling point. American colonists strongly objected to the taxes. It led to the biggest tea party ever held. On December 16, 1773, the colonists boarded a ship loaded with tea being imported by the British East Indies Company. Yelling “No taxation without representation”, the Colonists dumped the entire shipment into the Boston harbor.

How to Celebrate National Hot Tea Day

  • Drink tea! Have several cups during the day and day and night.
  • Try a flavor you’ve never had before.
  • Have a tea party with friends. Don’t forget the crumpets.
  • Buy a teapot or give one as a gift.

Thought for Today

“A woman is like a tea bag – you don’t know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – – Eleanor Roosevelt

History and Origin of National Hot Tea Day

This holiday was created in 2016 by “The Tea Council of the USA”. The objective is to promote the consumption of tea for better health.

There is no evidence to suggest that this is truly a “National” day, which requires an act of congress. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation about this special day.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.

Related Holidays and Information

People who like this holiday will also like:

 Iced Tea Day

Tea for Two Tuesday

About Tea – The only thing better than growing tea is drinking it.

Tea Trivia – Learn some amazing facts.

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