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I’ve been taking tea every morning for the past 20 to 30 years – Tangoba Abayage

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On the occasion of International Tea Day, the former Upper East Regional Minister, Madam Tangoba Abayage, revealed her love for tea in an exclusive interview with A1 Radio. Having fostered an affinity for the beverage over the past three decades, Madam Abayage confessed that tea has been an integral part of her morning routine, with only rare exceptions when she indulges in a cup of coffee instead.

Madam Abayage’s unwavering commitment to tea as her preferred morning drink reflects her appreciation for its delightful flavours and soothing qualities. For approximately 30 years, tea has been a constant companion, accompanying her through the varied experiences of life. However, on a few occasions, Madam Abayage has opted for the invigorating allure of coffee, embracing a change of pace.

“For about 20, 30 years now, I take tea. In fact, 90 percent of the time, I drink tea in the morning. It is my breakfast. No matter how attractive food is in the morning, I am never attracted to it. My breakfast is a cup of tea. Sometimes, to change the system, I may take coffee. It is not very regular. My trip to Italy enhanced my love for coffee,” she said. 

Madam Abayage’s candid disclosure adds a touch of relatability to the broader International Tea Day celebrations, inviting tea lovers across the nation to reflect on their own experiences and cherished tea rituals. 

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. 

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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