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Celebrating National Tea Day

National Tea Day has been around since the mid-1800s, when it was first created to celebrate its honor and importance to culture around the world. Whether you prefer it hot, cold, sweet or with boba TeaJoy brings you a brief history of the day.


Tea, with its soothing aroma and comforting warmth, has long been cherished as more than just a beverage—it's a cultural institution that spans continents and centuries, fondly know as a cuppa or cup of rosie lee. National Tea Day honors this rich tradition, inviting tea enthusiasts to raising their cups in celebration. At TeaJoy we look into the origins, significance, and festivities surrounding National Tea Day. In Britain we drink 100 million cups of tea a day! 

Cup of tea on the table
Cup of tea

Origins and History:

The history of tea dates back thousands of years, originating in ancient China know as Cha, before spreading to other parts of Asia and eventually the rest of the world. Apparently tea or cha in this case was invented by Emperor Shen Nong when tea leaves fell into his boiling water, creating a fragrant infusion that captivated his senses.. In Britain we have been drinking tea for 350 years originally we drank green tea before black tea became more popular. Milk was added to stop bone china cups from cracking, now 98% of all cups of tea in Britain are drank with milk.


National Tea Day serves as a tribute to the cultural, social, and culinary significance of tea. It's a day to honor the rituals and traditions that have grown around tea-drinking, from formal Japanese tea ceremonies to casual British teatime gatherings. For many, tea is more than just a drink—it's a symbol of hospitality, friendship, and comfort and is drunk on every occasion good and bad.

Jack And Ning at Institute of Tea (Taiwan)
Jack And Ning at Institute of Tea (Taiwan)


At TeaJoy we take our teas serious. Both Ning and Jack attended a course in Taiwan at the National Tea Institute to learn more about tea. We source all our tea from Taiwan working with small farms run by women. We only use high-quality jasmine tea and black tea to make our tea syrups and milk tea powder. Whilst in Taiwan Ning and Jack visited the farms and selected tea and learnt how to source and prepare the tea leafs. 

It is one of the reasons why our bubble tea tastes soo good, we use premium tea and only natural fruits to make our tea syrups. Majority of companies use additives and artificial flavouring but we take out tea serious and is what makes our tea tea-rrific 

Ning in Tea Field in Taiwan
Ning in Tea Field (Taiwan)


On National Tea Day, tea lovers around the world come together to celebrate their shared passion for this timeless beverage. From elegant afternoon tea to bubble tea parties.

Community and Connection:

At its core, National Tea Day is about more than just tea—it's about seeing old acquaintance, having a catch up with nan or just having a good chin wag with your boba bestie.. Whether sipping alone in quiet contemplation or sharing stories and laughter with friends, tea brings people together in a way that few other beverages can. National Tea Day serves as a reminder of the bonds formed over shared cups of tea and the sense of belonging that comes from being part of a global tea-loving community. At TeaJoy our mission is to bring bubble tea to all so everyone can enjoy this fun drink and get instant joy.

Future bubble tea
Future Bubble Tea

Looking Ahead:

As National Tea Day continues to grow in popularity, it serves as a reminder of the enduring appeal of tea in an ever-changing world. With new blends and  innovations constantly emerging, bubble tea is at the forefront of leading the creative charge with new flavours and looks, the future of tea looks bright and promising. So, whether you prefer a classic cup of Earl Grey an exotic matcha latte, or Lychee jasmine tea with blueberry boba raise your teacup high and join us in celebrating National Tea Day—a day dedicated to honoring a tradition as old as time and as comforting as a warm hug.

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