Happy New Year, 2021. January is Hot Tea Month to commemorate the many tea receptions held during the early women’s rights movement. At the turn of the century, most public spaces didn’t allow women to enter if they didn’t have an escort. Therefore, the few women-owned teahouses were often used for meetings. In addition, many public venues didn’t have women’s bathrooms. Women-owned teahouses could cater to women because they provided facilities for their patrons.