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.
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. 


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