Saturday, January 8, 2022

National Hot Tea Month - January

We enjoy tea all year long, but we are quite happy to acknowledge and celebrate National Hot Tea Month in January. The bone chilling month of January is quite appropriate to be featured as hot tea month. 
Have you heard the old Chinese adage that muses that three cups of tea a day keeps the druggist away. Have you had your three cups today?

Tisane, or "herb tea," is not a true tea from the Camellia sinensis plant, but rather a blend of various herbs, flowers, or spices. Herbal teas have long been enjoyed for their healing and rejuvenating qualities. Ginger is said to be calming for digestive discomfort.
The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort, and refinement." -Arthur Gray

"Come along inside. . . we'll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place." 
- The Wind in the Willows

"Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world." - Tien Yuheng
"Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea."
-Reverend Sydney Smith

"If you are cold, tea will warm you; If you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you."  -William Gladstone
Happy National Hot Tea Month!


Mama said...

Great quotes!! For me, tea is a great complement to friendships, warms the soul, and comes in a variety of flavors...what more can one ask for?

Marilyn Miller said...

Happy National Hot Tea Month!
Yes, I have had my three cups of tea today.
Love all the quotes.

Hakan said...

Happy National Hot Tea Month to all!
When I read your blog, i wondered what countries are the one with the biggest tea consumption. Then I found the following top 10.
Rank Country/Region Tea consumption
1 Turkey 3.16 kg (6.96 lb)
2 Ireland 2.19 kg (4.83 lb)
3 Iran 1.99 kg (4.38 lb)
4 United Kingdom 1.50 kg (3.30 lb)
5 Russia 1.38 kg (3.05 lb)
6 Morocco 1.22 kg (2.68 lb)
7 New Zealand 1.19 kg (2.63 lb)
8 Chile (2018)[2] 1.19 kg (2.62 lb)
9 Egypt 1.01 kg (2.23 lb)
10 Poland 1.00 kg (2.20 lb)