Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. On this day it is customary for men to give the women in their lives – mothers, wives, girlfriends, daughters, colleagues, etc – all kinds of small gifts.
In Italy, for example, men give women a bouquet of flowers, usually yellow flowers known as mimosas. In Russia, these wonderful women get chocolates.
However, a far better tribute (in this Sommelier’s humble opinion) would be the gift of health and happiness that is found in a cup of tea.
After all, numerous studies have shown that tea not only helps reduce the risk of heart disease in women (the #1 killer of women worldwide), but it also helps fight many forms of cancer, including endometrial cancer (one of the most common among women).
So celebrate International Women’s Day the smart way – by giving her some tea!