Acala Tea Company Celebrates International Tea Day: Unveiling the Rich Tapestry of Global Tea Culture and Health Benefits

Acala Tea Company Celebrates International Tea Day: Unveiling the Rich Tapestry of Global Tea Culture and Health Benefits

Every May 21st, Acala Tea Company  joins tea enthusiasts worldwide in celebrating International Tea Day, a time to honor the rich cultural and economic significance of tea. This beloved beverage, steeped in history and tradition, offers a myriad of health benefits that elevate it beyond a mere comforting drink. Join us as we explore the ancient origins of tea, its global journey, and the diverse health benefits provided by our unique tea selections, including white tea, botanical teas, oolong teas, and American ginseng tea.

The Historical Roots of Tea

Tea's journey began in ancient China around 2737 BCE when Emperor Shen Nong serendipitously discovered tea. This momentous event has shaped countless cultures and economies over millennia. As tea spread across Asia and later to Europe via Portuguese and Dutch traders, it became a global phenomenon, deeply ingrained in a variety of cultural traditions and social customs.

The Global Significance of International Tea Day

First observed in 2005 in New Delhi, India, International Tea Day focuses on the global tea trade's impact on workers and growers, advocating for fair trade and organic farming. Recognized by the United Nations in 2019, this day highlights tea’s role in combating hunger and poverty worldwide.

The Health Benefits of Acalatea’s Tea Selection

At Acalatea, we cherish the profound health benefits our teas offer:

  • Green Tea: Our green tea is loaded with catechins that help regulate blood pressure and boost fat metabolism, known also for its anti-aging effects and mental alertness properties.
  • White Tea: As the least processed tea, our white tea boasts potent anticancer properties and supports healthy skin and gums.
  • Botanical Teas: Our diverse range of botanical teas, including calming chamomile and digestive peppermint, offers natural health benefits for relaxation and physical well-being.
  • Oolong Tea: Known for aiding weight management, our oolong tea enhances lipid metabolism and is a rich source of antioxidants.
  • American Ginseng Tea: Celebrated for its health benefits, this tea variant boosts energy, enhances mental clarity, and supports immune function.

Celebrating Tea’s Cultural Impact

International Tea Day transcends the celebration of tea itself—it is a tribute to the warmth and unity that tea inspires in our daily lives. From morning rituals to social gatherings, tea plays versatile roles across cultures.

This International Tea Day, Acalatea invites you to savor your favorite tea, reflect on its journey from leaf to cup, and discover new varieties. Embrace the cultural traditions of tea drinking from different regions and support fair trade practices that help tea growers thrive.


Tea does more than just unite us—it connects us to nature and to diverse cultures worldwide. As we celebrate International Tea Day, let us raise a cup to this extraordinary beverage that has sparked a global revolution in how we drink, gather, and live. Discover the magic of tea with Acalatea and let every sip take you on a journey of flavor and heritage. Here’s to tea—a simple leaf with the power to brew connections and traditions across the globe.



  1. What is International Tea Day?
    • International Tea Day is celebrated annually on May 21st. It was designated by the United Nations to recognize the global importance of tea, not only as a beverage but also in terms of its cultural, economic, and health impacts around the world. The day aims to promote and foster collective actions to implement activities that will improve the global tea economy.

  2. What are the main differences between green, black, and white tea?
    • All green, black, and white teas come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. The differences arise from how the leaves are processed. Green tea is not oxidized, black tea is fully oxidized, and white tea is minimally processed.

  3. How much caffeine is in a typical cup of tea?
    • The caffeine content in tea can vary, but generally, black tea contains about 40-70 mg per cup, green tea has about 20-45 mg per cup, and white tea has about 15-30 mg per cup.

  4. Can drinking tea help with weight loss?
    • Some teas, like green tea and oolong tea, have been shown to aid in weight loss due to their metabolism-boosting properties and catechins, which can help break down excess fat.

  5. Is it safe to drink herbal tea during pregnancy?
    • Some herbal teas are safe during pregnancy, but others might not be recommended. It’s best to consult with a healthcare provider before consuming any herbal teas during pregnancy.

  6. What is the best way to store tea to keep it fresh?
    • Tea should be stored in a cool, dark place in an airtight container away from moisture and strong odors. Glass or tin containers are often recommended.

  7. How long should I steep my tea?
    • Steeping times vary depending on the type of tea. Generally, green tea should be steeped for 2-3 minutes, black tea for 3-5 minutes, and herbal tea for 5-7 minutes.

  8. What is matcha, and how is it different from other green teas?
    • Matcha is a type of green tea made from finely ground, shade-grown tea leaves. Unlike traditional green tea, matcha involves consuming the entire leaf in powdered form, which enhances its health benefits.

  9. Can drinking tea help reduce stress?
    • Yes, certain teas like chamomile and green tea contain natural compounds that can help reduce stress and promote relaxation.

  10. What are tannins in tea, and are they harmful?
    • Tannins are natural compounds present in tea that contribute to its flavor and astringency. They are not harmful and have antioxidant properties, although they can inhibit iron absorption from plant sources when consumed in large amounts.
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