National Tea Day is here! If you love drinking tea, this holiday is for you! Maybe your favorite is Earl Grey, or maybe you like iced tea. Whatever you fancy, celebrate it today!
Grab a cup of your favorite tea and read on, for fun tea facts and ways to celebrate this national day.
National days of the year are a fun way to celebrate odd and unusual foods, animals and items that you come into contact with. Be sure to check out my national day’s guide for more fun days to celebrate.
What is National Tea Day?
National Tea Day, also known as British Tea Day is a day that falls annually on April 21. This special day is a great opportunity to drink more tea!
This national day was founded in the UK, and actually shares its date with Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday! How neat is that?
While its origin is unknown, there’s no doubt about the purpose of this day – drinking more tea!
Brush up on your knowledge with these five fun facts about tea. Some may surprise you!
- In the UK, there are events called “Fes-Tea-Vals” (a spin on the word festival). These Fes-Tea-Vals consist of tea tastings, and talks about tea, and blending tea.
- Tea brand, PG Tips sold a tea bag valued at $15,000 that had 280 diamonds on it!
- Darjeeling tea is like Champagne, it must meet certain qualifications and come from a certain area to be called “Darjeeling”.
- Black, Oolong, Green and White tea all come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis.
- In addition to there being a National Tea Day, there is a month dedicated entirely to tea. January is Hot Tea Month.
Looking for more tea trivia? We have a whole post dedicated to it! Check out the post with tea facts here.
How to celebrate National Tea Day
Would you like to celebrate this caffeine filled national day in a special way? Try one of these ideas.
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- Do you have a favorite tea cup? Use today to treat yourself to a new tea cup or tea pot!
- If you live in the UK, go to a “Fes-Tea-Val”.
- Host a tea-tasting party for all your friends! Have each friend bring their favorite tea.
- Use today to start reading a book about the history of tea.
- Spread the word on social media using the hashtag #NationalTeaDay. Here is a tweet to get you started:
More April 21 national days
Did you enjoy learning about this national day? Well you’re in luck, April 21 is host to more than just one!
Here is a complete list of all the April 21 national days:
- National Tea Day
- National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
- National Kindergarten Day
- National Yellow Bat Day
- Big World Day
- Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
- Thank you for Libraries Day
- Keep off the Grass Day
- World Creativity and Innovation Day
More national days in April
There are close to 2000 national days in the year and April holds over 150 of them.
Is food your thing? Each day of the month has a food or drink associated with it, too. You’ll find all the April food holidays here.
If you enjoyed this post, be sure to also check out these other national days:
- National Cafe Au Lait Day – Do you prefer coffee to tea? Check out this post celebrating the delicious cafe au lait!
- National Gingerbread Cookie Day – Looking for a treat to go with your cup of tea? Check out National Gingerbread Cookie Day!
- National Cocktail Day – Check out this post for a list of recipes and cocktail facts if you’re wanting a more robust drink.
- National Scrabble Day – Looking for an activity to do while drinking your tea?
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Since graduating from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Jess Speake has been living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She is a freelance writer, specializing in content related to fashion, food and drink and film industry topics. Find out more about Jess here.