International Tea Day is observed on 15th December every year around the world. It is celebrated chiefly in Tea producing countries like India, Sri-Lanka, China, Tanzania, Malawi, Kenya, Indonesia, and Malaysia etc.
International Tea Day is celebrated with an aim to draw global attention of governments and citizens to the impact of the global tea trade on workers and growers and requests world for price supports and fair trade of Tea.
International Tea Day also aims to promote the use of tea and spread awareness about its health benefits. In India, it is popularly called as 'Chai'.
International Tea Day was first celebrated on 15th December 2005 in India. In 2015, the Indian government also proposed to observe this day through the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
1. Green tea: Green tea contains antioxidants beneficial to prevent clogging of the arteries, burn fat, counteract oxidative stress on the brain, reduce risk of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, reduce the risk of stroke, and improve cholesterol levels.
2. Black tea: Black tea protects the lungs from damage caused by exposure to cigarette smoke. It also may reduce the risk of stroke.
3. White tea: White tea is the most potent anticancer properties compared to more processed teas.
Other types of tea like Oolong tea and Pu-erh tea are also very beneficial to health.