In 2019 The UN designated 21st May as the International Tea Day to bring more attention to the importance of tea and highlight its long history as well as deep cultural and economic significance around the world. The International Tea Day was first observed in 2020 and this year was a second time.
To observe the International Tea Day, on the 21st May this year the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) held virtual meeting with the representatives from countries around the world.
The event was opened by the FAO Director-General QU Dongyu. Greetings from several country representatives including Azerbaijan, China, Italy, Kenia, Mauritius and India followed next.
The final part of the event was the panel discussion that included tea professionals from both tea producing and tea consuming countries, who discussed the issues of climate change, organic production, promotion to increase consumption and more.
To pay a tribute to tea, our association also organized a special online event and celebrated the International Tea Day together with our Tea Fellows and Tea Catalysts. Joining from three continents everyone had a chance to talk about their activities. After raising the cups of tea to this special day, some also shared their most memorable tea experiences.
We hope next year we can celebrate together with everyone too.