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National Hot Tea Day

January 12

When is National Hot Tea Day?

National Hot Tea Day happens on Friday January 12, 2024.

Hot Tea Time! Celebrating National Hot Tea Day on January 12th

January 12th is a day to celebrate all things hot tea! Whether you prefer black, green, oolong, or herbal teas – or maybe you’re a fan of all four – there’s something special about sipping on a cup of hot tea. Let’s explore the different types of tea and learn more about why we love it so much.

Black Teas

Black teas are some of the most popular tea varieties. They are made from fully oxidized leaves, which creates their bold flavor and deep color. Popular black teas include English Breakfast, Darjeeling, and Earl Grey. Black teas are known for their robust flavor, making them ideal for those who enjoy strong-tasting beverages.

Green Teas

Green teas are made from unoxidized leaves that have been dried and heated quickly in order to prevent oxidation. This preserves their bright green color and delicate flavor. Green teas are often considered the healthiest option due to their high levels of antioxidants and other beneficial compounds. Popular green teas include matcha, sencha, and jasmine green tea.

Oolong Teas

Oolong teas are semi-oxidized leaves that have been rolled into tight balls before being dried and heated quickly in order to stop the oxidation process. Oolong teas come in a wide range of flavors depending on how long they were oxidized for; some oolongs have a light floral taste while others can be incredibly dark and earthy. Popular oolongs include Ti Kuan Yin (Iron Goddess) and Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe).

Herbal Teas

Herbal teas aren’t actually “tea” at all—they’re infusions made from dried herbs, spices, fruits, flowers, and plants that don’t contain any actual tea leaves! Herbal teas provide unique flavors ranging from sweet to savory; popular options include chamomile & lavender, rosehip & hibiscus, mint & lemongrass blends as well as turmeric ginger blends.  While herbal infusions do not contain caffeine like regular tea does they still offer plenty of health benefits such as calming effects or improved digestion depending on the ingredients used in the infusion blend.
No matter what kind of hot tea you prefer there is something special about sipping on a warm cup of it when it’s cold outside! National Hot Tea Day is officially celebrated on January 12th so be sure to take some time this month to enjoy your favorite type(s) of hot tea – and try some new kinds too if you’re feeling adventurous! After all there’s no better way to celebrate than by indulging in your favorite warm beverage with friends or family this winter season!

When does National Hot Tea Day happen next year?

National Hot Tea Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Sunday January 12, 2025
  • Monday January 12, 2026
  • Tuesday January 12, 2027
  • Wednesday January 12, 2028
  • Friday January 12, 2029


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