You know when you visit a certain family member or a friend, you can always count on them having something specific in their fridge? Depending on the time of year, I could always count on my grandma having homemade cookies, jams, and pickled green beans. My Aunt always has a pot of coffee ready for anybody that stops by and I have a friend that makes lemonade year-round. In my fridge, you’ll always find iced tea. It’s a favorite of my husband’s. In fact, he’ll often order it above other choices when we’re out to eat. Other than it being a nice, cool drink especially on hot summer days, I’ve never thought a whole lot about iced tea. That being said, I found some very interesting things when it comes to this refreshing beverage.
Lipton Iced Tea @ Target
Iced Tea Facts
- Though iced tea’s official first appearance was in the 1800’s, it became widely popular when Richard Blechynden of the India Tea Commission offered free samples at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. The beverage was chilled with ice cubes and welcomed by attendees as a tasty way to cool off.
- As much as 80 percent of tea served in the United States is iced. It’s estimated that Americans consume 55 billion servings – or 2.50 billion gallons – per year. That’s a lot of iced tea!
- June is National Iced Tea month. June 10th is National Iced Tea day and many businesses offer free tea in celebration.
- Iced Tea is traditionally served in a tall glass – so much so that the teaspoon was developed to easily add sugar – sweetening the cool drink.
- Thomas Sullivan was a New York city tea importer that sent samples of tea to customers in tin boxes. The cost outweighed the profit and in 1904 he traded the boxes for small cloth bags. A recipient simply poured hot water over the bag to brew the pot of tea and this method is still used over a century later.
- The Long Island Iced Tea actually has no tea in it! And of course should be kept far away from children.
After learning those fun facts, I’m definitely craving a glass of iced tea. This summer, iced tea is easier than ever to make thanks to Lipton K-Cups. Pop your favorite tea k-cup into your Keurig, brew over ice, and enjoy! Take it with you on your way to work, out to a picnic, or make enough to share with family for dinner. However you spend your Tea Moment, make them sweeter with Lipton K-Cups. Between August 16, 2015 and September 9, 2015 – get them at Target for 5% off using the Cartwheel app. Talk about a sweet deal!
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