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Summer is gaining momentum, time to take care of stock of refreshing drinks to celebrate National Iced Tea Day when date of June 10 appears on calendar. Take ice packed in molds out of refrigerator, drop cubes into glass and pour amber liquid with fruity or natural tea flavor. Enjoy it!

The History

Drink gained popularity among Americans in 1904. Summer in St. Louis turned to be unusually hot. Fair was held, unique products from farms were presented. Richard Blechynden attended event. He was owner of tea plantation, understood there will be no demand for hot tea in hot season. He started offering chilled tea to guests. It had furor. Visitors liked charge of vivacity, refreshing taste.

Interesting Facts

Residents of southern states love iced tea with lots of sugar. Drinking it became national custom.

  1. Delicious iced tea is cooked for 8 hours. Period is necessary for brewing. Find out recipe. Pay attention to tea variety!
  2. Tea is leader among products containing antioxidants, overtook vegetables/fruits in competition.
  3. Interesting additives: cinnamon, coconut milk, lemon, rum, mango, fresh cucumber.
  4. It is known soda with dyes is harmful. In effort to get rid of addiction to harmful drink, give preference to iced tea.

Iced tea without sugar is dietary product rationally included in diet with limited number of calories.

How to celebrate

If you don’t want to be alone with thoughts, invite friends to festive tea party in honor of wonderful summer holiday in evening. Let’s cook dessert as bonus.

Authentic celebration implies presence of rocking chair. Pull it out onto veranda at sunset. Make comfortable with glass of iced tea. Watch sunset, reflect. This perfect vacation combined with pleasure of contemplation.

When is National Iced Tea Day celebrated in 2022?

National Iced Tea Day is observed on June 10 each year.