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Milo isn’t tea, coffee isn’t tea – Nutritionist educates listeners at A1 Radio’s celebration of Int’l Tea Day

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“Unfortunately, we have just taken tea to be any brown beverage that we take in the morning. Coffee is not tea. Milo is not tea. Tea is a plant. It has its scientific name as Camellia sinensis.”

A nutritionist in the Upper East Region, Paul Akapanga, reminded listeners of Bolgatanga based A1 Radio when he spoke at an event to celebrate International Tea Day. 

Over the weekend, A1 Radio, a subsidiary of Agreed Best Communication Company, with sponsorship from AquaBolg Natural Mineral Water and Amazing Grace Bakery, held an event to celebrate International Tea Day. 

The free event brought together ardent listeners of A1 Radio, who were served cups of tea along with bread and biscuits. 

Mr. Akapanga, speaking at the event, explained that while tea may not have been a traditional Ghanaian product, many Ghanaians were accustomed to taking tea. He said that tea is often culled from the leaves and roots of plants. 

The nutritionist spoke about the benefits of tea: “When you take tea, it helps you to relax. It also causes someone who cannot focus to stay concentrated. That is why when you drink tea, it doesn’t help you sleep. If you have some work, you would be alert and be able to focus,” he said. 

International Tea Day is honoured around the world, drawing attention to the cultural significance and economic influence of tea in many countries. This annual event honours tea’s rich history and different traditions, as well as its critical role in encouraging sustainable agriculture and supporting the livelihoods of millions of people.

Tea lovers and industry professionals alike celebrate International Tea Day by organising events, tastings, and educational activities to raise awareness about the art of tea cultivation, processing, and consumption. It provides a venue for people to appreciate different types of tea, including as black, green, white, oolong, and herbal infusions, by highlighting its distinct flavours, smells, and health benefits.

The global tea industry is a major contributor to local economies, providing employment opportunities for farmers, traders, and workers involved in tea production. International Tea Day serves as a reminder of the importance of sustainable tea farming practices, emphasising the need to protect natural resources, promote fair trade, and ensure the well-being of tea workers.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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