The new year is a time of new beginnings, when Canadians look to revitalize all aspects of their lives. January is Hot Tea Month in Canada, and a perfect time to celebrate all the virtues of tea, the world’s most consumed beverage after water, and a healthy drink that unites and revitalizes Canadians from coast-to-coast, across all ages and cultural backgrounds.

“Tea is a very versatile drink. Each variety – black, green, white or oolong – has a unique taste, so Canadians can try different flavours, finding the ones they like best,” says Louise Roberge, President of the Tea and Herbal Association of Canada. “There’s a tea for every palate. From English Breakfast tea, with its strong and rich flavour and body, to green tea’s lighter and more grassy tasting notes, and everything in between – there’s something for everyone.”

Our multicultural society also plays a large part in the popularity of tea in Canada, as Canadians of all backgrounds are united in their love of tea. English, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and African tea traditions have all become part of our multicultural milieu. As we continue to welcome new Canadians in increasing numbers, the influence of tea culture and tea traditions in our society will only continue to grow and unite us.

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