International Day of Tea – Sunday, May 21, 2023

Support Women in Tea

Celebrate with tea lovers around the world for a virtual tea-sipping event to increase awareness of women doing amazing things in the specialty tea industry by attending the largest-ever virtual tea event.


Free Admission                   Donations Vital

Here are three of the programs supporting women in tea that are featured on their website.  Your participation and donations can help bring about better understanding of what Specialty Tea really is and how tea makers around the world – especially women – can benefit from our global interaction. 

In Myanmar

Mynt Mynt Shwe will be talking about Tea from Myanmar. She started entering into the family tea business in 2013 as a sales & marketing executive, and then relocated to the production site for two years to experience the different tea processing methods in order to understand the whole value chain of tea. “There’s always women’s contribution behind every simple cup of tea” says Mynt Mynt!

In Malawai

International Tea Day 21st May. ESTA will be raising money through its on line tea sipping event to support education for women in tea. One recipient will be the Rare Tea Charity.

Talented young people from tea communities are passionate to continue their education, but for many this is not possible without additional support. Malawi, where Rare Charity focuses our work, has the second lowest enrolment in tertiary education in the world.

In Nepal

In partnership with ESTA Nepal Tea Collective’s sister non-profit wing Nepal Tea Foundation will be presenting at least one scholarship for tea training and management to empower women in the tea industry.

Apart from Rita, our youngest supervisor, most of the women in the Nepali Tea Industry are pluckers, processors and/or packers and this is our humble effort to upskill the women and get them to better management positions within the industry.

This scholarship will allow at least one women who is interested in pursuing a career in tea industry as tea makers, or tea factory managers and/or any other leadership positions, to take a year worth of trainings and classes to develop/upskill their capabilities to make their careers in tea more lucrative.

Images and text are from the European Specialty Tea Association website promoting this event and worldwide understanding of specialty tea and the artisans who create it