Sri Lanka and Ceylon tea are hosting what is popularly known as â€˜The Global Ceylon Tea Partyâ€™ at Sri Lankan diplomatic entities in 37 countries, while partner tea companies, cafes and homes across the globe are hosting similar parties today.
Locations in up to 50 countries with a population in excess of half the number of people in the world are targeted to celebrate this unprecedented event that will set a world record for the largest and longest global tea party.
Starting in the pacific and ending on the west coast of the Americas, the parties commence at 17.00 hrs GMT in each time zone and spread from east to west. This global chain will result in 24 hours of cumulative celebrations for Ceylon tea in all corners of the world.
Within Sri Lanka approximately 100 parties are being held across the country.