National Tea Calendar Blog

British National Tea Day!
On April 21st 2020 the UK celebrates National Tea Day, their drink of choice for the past two centuries. This is the day Britian also celebrates its longstanding relationship with this steeped drink. Our love for tea is that deep that collectively we consume more than 60 billion cups a year.

To find out more about National Tea Day Click Here

National Cream Tea Day!
On June 26th 2020 it's going to be another celebration as the nation indulges in all things tea'sy - scones, jam, clotted cream and pots of tea!

National Afternoon Tea Week!
Yep! we even expand our tea luxuries over an entire week between 10th August - 16th August.

Make the most of these Tea dates!
Topic - China And Green Tea

danurwendho-adyakusuma-tea plantation

Green Tea is mainly produced in China & Japan, where over 1,500 varieties can be found and green teas are the preferred beverage of these countries. The fresh leaves are dehydrated to prevent any possibility of oxidation, which increases the beverage's tannins and the 'green', vegetal character of the liquor.


With a rich cultural history going back thousands of years, China, where printing, gunpowder and the compass were invented, is the cradle of numerous discoveries that have transformed civilizations the world over.
Tea has naturally emerged as an essential product, adopted for its medicinal benefits before part of the everyday life of Chinese society.


China overflows with famous green teas, including Long Jing, Bi Luo Chun, Anji Bai Cha and Xin Yang Mao Jian, to name but a few. Green tea represents more than 65 percent of all Chinese production. Methods of plucking vary in different region, usually plucked when young, the bud plus one or two leaves. Immediately after plucking they undergo the process of withering, a traditional method of spreading the leaves on bamboo racks and leave them to dry for a few hours to remove any surplus water. In order to produce green tea, this natural process of oxidation must be interrupted. This is achieved through dehydration.

The major growing regions are located in the south of the country, especially in Zhejiang, Anhui, Henan, Jiangsu and Jiangxi provinces.

What is your favorite tea?

You can use the comments box below....
Paula xx ....