The following is an excerpt from: Days of the Year
A warm, steaming cup of tea is welcome at any time of day, especially in the cold winter months. Whether as an alternative to coffee with the rich tradition of Irish Breakfast tea, or as a quiet beverage to the end of the day. However you do it, Hot Tea Month is a great time to embrace this delicious beverage that can warm your heart and body.
History of Hot Tea Month
Tea has been being drunk for thousands of years, originating from deep within the country of China. From there it grew in prominence until it was one of the most important beverages in the world, rivaling coffee as the drink of choice for mornings, and for those who needed a pick-me-up. Tea has been seen as a mark of sophistication, and has practically redefined British culture, having become completely inseparable from what it means to be British.
Tea has also been having important studies going on with it, with three glasses of green tea being shown to actually enhance the amount of calories that are burned in 24 hours. Imagine being able to help yourself burn away unwanted fat and combat obesity just by enjoying something you already love.
How to Celebrate Hot Tea Month
Celebrating Hot Team Month is as simple as brewing up a cup of your favorite tea, and sitting back and relaxing as you sip it. There is a whole world of teas out there, literally thousands of varieties that are picked at different stages of the Tea bushes growth cycle, and then are mixed or aged carefully to bring about a unique and desirable flavor and aroma. Happy Hot Tea Month!
Note from Linda: According to daysoftheyear.com, the website is "the ultimate guide to worldwide events, festivals, funny, weird, and wonderful holidays". I can see lots of fun blog posts coming from this website.