We Brits love a cuppa! Which makes National Tea Day a popular occasion. Founded in 2016, the date of April 21 was chosen because it is also Queen Elizabeth’s birthday.
The British love of tea dates back centuries and fondness seems to only get stronger with time. The vision of the day is to inspire special moments with tea working with a variety of partner companies throughout the year, they desire to bring tea drinkers, tea servers and the entire tea industry together with the slogan “Brew More. Do More.”
It’s common knowledge that we have the Chinese to thank for tea, but it was a Portugese woman named Catherine of Braganza who popularised the beverage in England when she married King Charles II in 1662.
While the aim of National Tea Day is to inspire the world to drink more tea through the year, we are also reminded of the famous British afternoon tea introduced by The Duchess of Bedford, Anna Russell, during the late 1840’s.
National Tea Day celebrates the world’s second favorite drink — the first is water. We love it with breakfast, we love it with a biscuit and we love it with just about anything. So, brew more and do more because it’s National Tea Day.