International Tea Day!
Since we’re in Azerbaijan, the land of endless flows of deep amber tea, I thought I’d let you know that it’s International Tea Day today. While Azerbaijan isn’t officially a celebrant of International Tea Day, it’s almost like they are celebrating it daily, at every turn, on every table, at every meal and in between. This place loves tea. From the Wikipedia blurb:
International Tea Day since 2005 the International Tea Day has been observed in many tea producing countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Uganda, India and Tanzania. International Tea Day is to draw global attention of governments and citizens on the impact of global tea trade on workers, small growers and consumers. The first International Tea Day was celebrated in New Delhi on 15th December 2005 and the second Tea Day Celebrations were held in Sri Lanka on 15th December 2006. The International Tea day Celebrations and the Global Tea Conferences preceding the celebrations were jointly organized by Trade Union Movements.
I would just like to point out that we, too, here in Lənkəran are tea producers. I’ve just celebrated tea day with a pot of my own.