Tea as National Drink of India

There has been a consistent demand from the Tea Industry for declaring Tea as ‘national drink’ of India. In August 2012, a parliamentary standing committee on commerce recommended that the beverage be given the status of ‘national drink’. The view of the committee was that tea is an integral part of the socio-cultural milieu of the country and enjoys a space in the hearth of every home irrespective of caste, class, religion and economic status of the person. So far this status has not been given to tea.

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