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Students and parents rejoice: international tea day is here!

International tea day is celebrated on 21st May. It is a day to pay tribute to the aromatic and flavorful beverage that has been enjoyed by billions of people around the world for centuries. On this day, people from all corners of the globe come together to celebrate their love for tea. There are many events and activities organized on international tea day, including tea parties, tea tastings, and special tours of tea plantations. One of the most popular events is the international Tea Day organized by International Institute Of Hotel Management (IIHM). This event takes participants on a journey through the history and culture of tea, from its origins in China to its current status as a global beverage. The tour also includes visits to some of the most famous tea plantations in India, such as Darjeeling and Assam. Whether you’re a seasoned tea drinker or just starting out, international tea day is the perfect opportunity to explore the world of this wonderful beverage.

What is international tea day?

International tea day is a chance to celebrate all things tea. This includes enjoying different types of tea, learning about the history and culture of tea, and sampling different teas from around the world. Many events are held on this day, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Where is international tea day celebrated?

International tea day is celebrated in many countries around the world, but it has particular significance in India. This is because India is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of tea. In fact, Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is home to the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), which offers a unique Tea Day tour. This tour includes a visit to a local Tea plantation, as well as a chance to sample some of the best teas in the world.

Did you know that international tea day is celebrated on 21st May? Every year, IIHM organizes a special event to commemorate this occasion. This year, we have planned a special event, where you can learn all about the fascinating history and culture of tea. You’ll also get to sample some of the finest teas from around the world and participate in a traditional tea ceremony. So whether you’re a tea lover or just curious to learn more about this popular beverage, join us for a truly memorable international tea day experience.

International Institute Of Hotel Management (IIHM) is celebrating International Tea Day with a series of events. These events are a hybrid mode tournament that will be held online via the Zoom platform.

The Itinerary goes like this:

14:00 – 14:01 Hrs : International Tea Day celebrations Motion Graphic start

14:01 -14:15 Hrs : Host( Ms Sanchari Chowdhury) opens the session and welcomes Dr Suborno Bose for his address. Sirs’s Intro Video to run before he is in the spotlight for his welcome speech

14:15 – 14:20 Hrs : SC( Ms.Sanchari Chowdhury) introduces Ms Sushmita Das Gupta from Bangalore Campus and AM ( Mr. Abhijit Mitra) introduces Ms. Sangeeta Kichlu And Mr Ajay Kichlu from Kolkata Global Campus

14:20 – 14:40 Hrs : AM opens the Talk Show
(1) Growth of Tea industry in India – Ms. Susmita DasGupta
(2) Sustainable practices in tea making – Ms Sangeeta Kichlu
(3) Latest Innovations on Tea Infusion -Mr.Ajay Kichlu
(4) Tea packaging and branding – Mr.Madhav Sarda
(5) Tea Career & Job Market -Mr. Pravin Shah
(6) The art of Tea Blending – Mr Rittik Chatterjee ( 14:20 Hrs -14:40 Hrs duration per speaker :4 mins)

14:40 – 15:00 Hrs : Pan India Tea Tour Student Presentation –
(1) Hrusikesh from Hyderabad speaking on Mayfair Darjeeling Afternoon Tea Session
(2) Nirmitee Ramteke representing Pune speaking on Rohini Tea Estate
(3) Dhariya Mangal representing Del-Jaipur would be speaking on Makaibari Tea Estate
(4) Vaishnavi from BLR speaking on Mayfair tea resort Siliguri, tea tasting
(5) Sakshi Sanghvi from Kol speaking on Castleton Tea Estate
( Duration per student : 3 mins)

15:00 – 15:01 Hrs : AM handovers to SC. SC informs on Tea Session by Ms Susmita Dasgupta after showing a glimpse of IIHM Tea Education Tour 1st Season for 10 mins

15:01-15:10 Hrs : Video snippets of IIHM Tea Tour as a filler as the Tea Room gets ready.

15:10 – 15:55 Hrs : SC announces the Tea Session by Ms. Susmita Das Gupta, Tea Artist. Topic : India Tea Recipes & food pairing – Healthy Variation of Indian Tea. Three Teas being discussed 1) Kolkata Lemon Tea, 2)Regular Indian Masala Tea , and 3) Pudina Chai from Gujrat.

15:55 – 15:59 Hrs : SC welcomes Ms. Sanjukta Bose for her address and Vote of Thanks. SC Thanks everyone and announces the Opening to the traditional Afternoon Tea service & Refreshments across all Campuses.

15:59 – 16:00 Hrs : End Of Event

Final words

Today is a perfect day to enjoy a cup of tea. But don’t just stop there – why not explore all the amazing ways tea can benefit your life? From weight loss to cancer prevention, tea has something to offer everyone. And if you’re looking for an exciting new career in the hospitality industry, look no further than IIHM Kolkata. Our world-class institute offers excellent training and job placement opportunities in some of the best hotels and restaurants around the globe. So what are you waiting for? Book your seat today!

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"I am currently working at Novotel, Ahmedabad formerly workeday The Park Hyatt, Hyderabad. I've also worked at Zee Cine Awards. In the industry I am glad, I learned from the best IIHM. It taught me all disciplines, all the values and what hospitality is all about. Whatever I doing and will be doing always be related to IIHM & all the faculties."

Rahul Mehta – Sales and Marketing
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Santanu Ghosh – Sr. Director

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Bernard Lee – Sous Chef
QT Hotels & Resorts, Canberra, Australia

"I could not have been more fortunate and IIHM is always going to be a very very important part of my life and it is all thanks to them that I am here."

Somya Mishra – Event Co-ordinator
JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata

"Post my pass out I joined Oberoi and I moved to Marriot. Over here I am working as a Housekeeping Executive and as far IIHM concerned its the college where from the very first day the faculty, the director they make sure that you are groomed in such a way that you are ready by competition of 3 years, you are ready to work with hotels "

Mr. Sumanta – (Housekeeping Executive)
JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata

"Started my career with Raheja Group of Hotels, worked 10 years in the Taj group of hotels, now working in Fort Jadhavgargh. IIHM is a very good college whatever I am today to become something. To become something you need to have a base what I have got from my college. What I have learnt at IIHM is helping me today."

Biswajit Biswas – (General Manager)
Fort Jadhavgargh

"IIHM has been a wondrous platform for me for achieve my goals. Along with the constant support of my faculty. Wishing IIHM all the success."

Marriot Marquis Miami, USA

"I was a student of IIHM in 2011-2014 Batch & specialized in F&B Service. It is a glorious brand I'd say because it is recognised globally and everyone knows what IIHM stands for, its fun and its learning mashed up together. I wish the faculties,the alumnies & the students of IIHM a beautiful & glorious success. "

Hyatt Regency , Kolkata

"Forever thankful to IIHM for what I am today. I would love to take this opportunity to thank the entire team of IIHM for the grand success and the mark that they made last 26 years."

ESHA GHOSH – Associate Director (Event Sales)
Hyatt Regency , Kolkata

"I am Hovaz and I come from Iran. I wanted to study in IIHM Hotel School in India and therefore I came to Kolkata. IIHM is renowned as an institute that prepares students to succeed in International Hotels, and that is what I look forward to. I am in the 2013 -2016 batch and now I am studying in the Final Year Thanks to IIHM."

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort , United States

"With a brilliant academic success behind herself, She graduated with a gold medal from IIHM. But, She had shown more entrepreneurial skills throughout the tenure of her education in IIHM than in other areas of engagements. Immediately after her education she started her own restaurant by the name The Wise Owl which has already become famous in the locality."

SIDDHIKA GHOSH – Managing Partner & Owner
The Wise Owl Steakhouse , Kolkata

"I graduated in Hospitality Management from IIHM in the year 1999. That I studied at IIHM was my advantage. After graduation I joined the kitchen. But my fundamentals were very strong and quickly rose through the ranks and today I am the Executive Sous Chef in International The Lalit, Delhi."

PRADIPTA SINHA – Executive Sous Chef
International The Lalit, Delhi

"With the help of IIHM I Graduated in hospility management and came to USA on Internship. After completing my Internship, I completed my masters in hospility management from Columbia University. I want to thank my teachers at IIHM and my colleagues who helped me to nurture my dreams in my college."

Dayapal – Food & Beverage Manager
Park Hyatt, Washington DC

"The three years that I spent at IIHM were a big transitional stage in my life. It helped me prepare myself to work with great confidence. The assignments with challenging"

AMIT DASH – Executive Chef
Hotel Westin , Pune

"I could not have felt more at home in a place so different from Armenia. I love every moment I spend at the IIHM Hotel School whether it is cooking up an Indian meal in the kitchen or supervising over a Food and Beverage Festival in one of the city’s favourite event management venue. There are always new skills to develop, people to meet and experiences to encounter that will help me to succeed in my future. I am also the Captain of IIHM Rugby Team. "

IIHM , Kolkata

"Life certainly does surprise you with its unexpected turns. I never knew that three years of long journey with IIHM would lead me to the dream hotels of many, Marriott. I cannot thank IIHM enough, along with everyone for their consistent support. And I certainly hope to continue making my IIHM proud."


"I am Hovaz and I come from Iran. I wanted to study in IIHM Hotel School in India and therefore I came to Kolkata. IIHM is renowned as an institute that prepares students to succeed in International Hotels, and that is what I look forward to. I am in the 2013 -2016 batch and now I am studying in the Final Year Thanks to IIHM."

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort , United States

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Kunal Katoch – VP Operations
Sayaji Hotels Limited
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