The annual, significant event is around the corner and below are handpicked experiences to commemorate the occasion
Observed every year on May 21, the UN-sanctioned occasion aims to raise awareness of the history of tea, along with its cultural and economic significance. The day seeks to promote the sustainable production and consumption of tea; and bring together countries where tea is an important source of income.
Feel Good Tea
Founded in Dubai in September 2019 by Mohammad Alhawari, Feel Good Tea offers a myriad of tea leaves to suit every tea-loving palate. Take your pick from blends such as chocolate coconut rooibos, lemonade twist, strawberry cream Ceylon, black vanilla, kiwi fruit punch, turmeric glow, mango cranberry fruit punch, apple pie, pumpkin chai, hibiscus mojito, mango goodness and many more.
Indulge in exclusive tea-based desserts at European-inspired lifestyle restaurant Mondoux, perched along the picturesque Dubai Creek Harbour. From Hibiscus-infused cheesecake starring subtle fruity and floral notes to a light and airy Black tea sponge cake crafted using premium tea leaves, diners are assured a lovely International Tea Day celebration.
May 21 from 8-1am. AED45 each. Call or WhatsApp +97150 1189 401. Visit Instagram.
Visit the Bollywood-themed Bol Gappa eatery for unlimited tea, while you fuel yourself with hearty bites from their new breakfast menu. Look forward to eight varieties of chai, including black tea, lemon tea, masala tea, nukkad wali chai, desi chai, gur ki chai, cardamom chai, saffron and cardamom chai.
Friday to Sunday from 8am onwards. Bottomless tea for AED2 (currently valid with the breakfast menu) and Breakfast menu dishes at AED10 onwards. Call +9714 335 5144. Visit Instagram.
Sip on artisanal tea ranging from Earl greys to Lemon grass and Ginger at BRIX, the contemporary dessert bar sited in the lobby of ME Dubai Hotel, Business Bay. Accompany your sips of tea with treats such as Choux éclair with vanilla, coffee or chocolate cream, Banoffee pie with milk chocolate and banana, Turkey and cheese croissants and Egg and spinach puff pastries, among others.