The 74th United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution on December 19th, 2019 which was making May 21st each year as the “International Tea Day
invites the international community to observe International Tea Day in an
appropriate manner and in accordance with national priorities, through
education and activities aimed at raising public awareness of the importance of
tea for, inter alia, rural development and sustainable livelihoods.
The resolution mentioned that
production and processing constitutes a main source of livelihoods for millions
of families in developing countries, and tea constitutes the main means of
subsistence for millions of poor families who live in a number of least
production and processing contributes to the fight against hunger, the
reduction of extreme poverty, the empowerment of women and the sustainable use
of terrestrial ecosystems, it added.
The tea industry is a main source of income and export revenues for some of the poorest countries and, as a labor-intensive sector, provides jobs, especially in remote and economically disadvantaged areas.