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What is National Iced Tea Day? - Tea with Tae

What is National Iced Tea Day?

Every year, on June 10th, tea enthusiasts across the United States celebrate National Iced Tea Day. This refreshing beverage, enjoyed by millions, has its special day dedicated to honoring its rich history and delightful taste. But what exactly is National Iced Tea Day, and why is it so significant? Let's dive in.

What Are the Origins of National Iced Tea Day?

National Iced Tea Day is a celebration that acknowledges the importance of iced tea in American culture. Iced tea's history dates back to the early 19th century, but it gained significant popularity at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. On a hot summer day, a tea vendor, Richard Blechynden, decided to serve his tea cold, creating an instant hit. This marked the beginning of iced tea's widespread appeal in the United States. You can even try the original Blechnyden Black Iced Tea here at Tea with Tae: check out our traditional iced black tea. 


What is the Significance of Iced Tea in American Culture?

Iced tea holds a special place in the hearts of many Americans, particularly in the South, where it is often sweetened and served as a staple beverage. Not all iced tea needs to be sweetened with sugars, though. Our Peach and Apricot Iced Green Tea is a naturally sweet iced tea blend that has 0 sugars and 0 calories. It's more than just a drink; it is a symbol of hospitality, comfort, and tradition, as well as a symbol of health. Whether enjoyed on a hot summer day or served at gatherings and family meals, iced tea is an integral part of American culinary culture. 


How to Celebrate National Iced Tea Day

Celebrating National Iced Tea Day can be both fun and refreshing. Here are some ideas to make the most out of this special day:

  1. Brew Your Own Iced Tea: Experiment with different tea blends, flavors, and sweeteners to create your perfect iced tea. You can brew any type of tea and pour it over ice. Try some of our favorites like our quart-sized bags of Caribbean Cooler and Moroccan Mint, or use our traditional pyramid sachets from Lemon Crème and Fruit & Berry Oolong to make individual glasses of iced tea.

  2. Host an Iced Tea Party: Invite friends and family over for an iced tea tasting party. Offer a variety of iced tea bundles and accompaniments like lemon slices, mint leaves, and flavored syrups.

  3. Buy from Local Tea Shops: Support local businesses by visiting a nearby tea shop or café. Enjoy their iced tea offerings and maybe discover a new favorite flavor. You can also buy canned iced tea for the road or to pack in your lunch. 


Health Benefits of Iced Tea

Iced tea is not only delicious but also offers several health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, which helps fight free radicals in the body. Teas like Peppermint and Green tea can also aid in digestion, boost the immune system, and provide a natural source of energy without the jitters associated with coffee. Unsweetened iced tea is a low-calorie beverage, making it a healthy choice for those looking to stay hydrated and refreshed.

National Iced Tea Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a beloved beverage that has quenched the thirst of many for generations. Whether you are a long-time iced tea lover or new to this refreshing drink, June 10th is the perfect day to raise a glass of iced tea and toast to its delightful taste and rich history.

Celebrate this day by exploring new flavors, sharing with friends, and appreciating the simple pleasure of a cold glass of iced tea and you can do all of this from ordering from Tea with Tae. Cheers to National Iced Tea Day!

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