Friday, June 20, 2014

National Iced Tea Month

 
June is National Iced Tea Month
Legend has it that a tea vendor at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis popularized the drink.
When visitors turned down free hot tea at the sweltering even,
he ran it through iced pipes to chill the brew. 
Word quickly spread about his cold tea.
Iced tea is better known in my part of the country as "ice tea." 
Most folks drink their ice tea with sugar known as "Sweet Tea." 
I drink mine unsweetened aka "unsweet ice tea".
 
The photo above was taken at a Cracker Barrel in Nashville on the return trip
from Memphis.  The coaster in their indication this tea is not sweet tea.
During the trip to Memphis and Mississippi, I encountered several
restaurants who only served "sweet tea", aka sweetened with sugar iced tea.
Confusing?
 
To simplify this post, I am celebrating the summer with iced tea wherever
I go, in restaurants, a community events,  and at home. 
My iced tea of choice at home is made from Harney Black Mango
loose leaf tea.  I brew it as hot tea and serve it over ice. 
 


7 comments:

Sylvia said...

Tea in any form is great!

racheld said...

Linda,

You know every month is Iced Tea for me!! I just mentioned to Angela yesterday (when she asked for memories of Mr. Harney and his delightful teas) that you'd kindled a taste for iced peach tea one day a couple of years ago when you said you were "having a cup of Harney's Peach."

I do make it now with Crystal Light Peach Mango, half pitcher of that with half of brewed black tea leaves. I've always been something of an unrepentant outlaw in that regard, I'm afraid.

rachel

Beth said...

Hi Linda, I love iced tea too. My favorite is Orange and Spice (Lipton) brewed tea. Have a wonderful weekend. I enjoyed reading about your trip to Memphis. :)

La Tea Dah said...

How interesting.

Where I live we call it "iced tea" and it is always without sugar in restaurants.

If one wants sugar, they give you sugar packets or artificial sweeteners.

I like mine plain, like you do. :)

Happy iced tea month!

La Tea Dah said...

How interesting.

Where I live we call it "iced tea" and it is always without sugar in restaurants.

If one wants sugar, they give you sugar packets or artificial sweeteners.

I like mine plain, like you do. :)

Happy iced tea month!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Interesting story. I wish they could come up with a caffeine free version of Iced Tea; but it probably would not taste as good.

Marilyn said...

Harney's Black Mango would indeed make a nice glass of iced tea. Enjoy!

 

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