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NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY – June 10

National Iced Tea Day - June 10

NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY

National Iced Tea Day is celebrated annually on June 10th..  This day is set aside to celebrate one of summer’s favorite drinks.  Whether it is sweetened or unsweetened, with or without lemon, it is loved by many and enjoyed by the glass full all summer long.

Iced tea can be found in many flavors including lemon, peach, raspberry, lime, passions fruit, strawberry and cherry.

An alternative to carbonated soft drinks and very popular in the United States, iced tea makes up about 85% of all tea consumed.  It can readily be found in restaurants, convenience stores, vending machines, grocery stores and self-serve soda fountains.

Recipes for iced tea have been found dating back to the 1870′s.  The Buckeye Cookbook, published in 1876 and Housekeeping in Old Virginia, published in 1877 both contain iced tea recipes.  It is believed however, that iced tea started to appear in the United States in the 1860′s and became widespread in the 1870′s where it was found offered on hotel menus and was on sale at railroad stations.  The popularity of this refreshing drink grew rapidly after it was introduced at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis

Green tea has been suggested to be used for a variety of positive health benefits.  Those include:

  • Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Some forms of cancer
  • Oral health
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Weight control
  • Antibacterial and antiviral activity
  • Protection from solar ultraviolet light
  • Anti-fibrotic properties
  • Neuroprotective power

CELBRATE

Brew and enjoy a glass of iced tea with friends.  Enjoy a glass over lunch at your favorite restaurant.  Share on social media using #NationalIcedTeaDay.

NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National Iced Tea Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

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