Tea has been around forever, but iced tea did not break the scene and won the hearts and minds of the United States until 1904.
In that year, visitors to the St. Louis World’s Fair were greeted by extremely extreme weather. hot. The tea plantation owner and merchant Richard Blechynden, who was present at the fair, took advantage of the situation by selling chilled tea drinks (instead of hot tea) as a cold snack. The rest is history. On June 10, we fill our glasses with iced tea (sweetened or unsweetened, that’s your decision) and celebrate National Iced Tea Day.
National Iced Tea Day (June 10) Activities
Drink it like southerners do
Take an hour out of your day to brew some sweet tea, which has been a staple in the diet of Southerners for a century or more. Park on the front porch, rock back and forth in your rocking chair, and drink your iced brew while reading “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”. Don’t have a porch or a rocking chair? A living room and a sofa will do.
Host an iced tea party in the afternoon
Invite your friends to tea time. Set up an outdoor seating area, take out your tall glasses and long spoons, and as an added bonus make a homemade tea dessert. That’s right: there is a dessert made specifically to go with tea.
Make a unique iced tea
There are many ways to enjoy iced tea. Find a unique iced tea recipe that suits your tastes. Plan ahead for best results: The most delicious iced tea is soaked overnight for eight hours.
WHY WE LOVE National Iced Tea Day (June 10)
It is a tasty way to increase your antioxidants.
Did you know that tea has between 800% and 1,000% more antioxidants than fruits and vegetables? Scientists unanimously agree that the tea is packed with antioxidants, which help fight disease. And it doesn’t matter if you choose green, black, or oolong – all three come from the same plant and contain equal amounts of good stuff.
There are countless ways to bring it to life
Iced tea is one of the most versatile drinks out there. Whether you prefer yours with plenty of sugar (in which case it’s probably from the south), cucumber slices, coconut milk, lemon, cinnamon, mango sorbet, or even a little rum, you’re sure to find ice cream. tea to your liking.
It is a healthy substitute for soda.
If you’re trying to kick the soda habit or just looking for a healthier alternative to carbonated beverages, sugar-free iced tea is a great option. It is naturally low in calories, which helps you lose weight and consume less sugar. But be careful! If you load your iced tea with sugar, you will lose your purpose.