Friday, June 26, 2015

June - 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 event,
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 unsweetened iced tea aka "unsweet ice tea".

No matter what you call it, with the hot temperatures and high humidity, 
Austin and I have been drinking iced tea for 
breakfast, lunch and supper this summer. 
Yes, I said "supper," because that's what our evening meal is known as
here in Appalachia (appa-latch-a).  


racheld said...

Us, too, Sweetpea---gallons and gallons. Chris is forever coming home with a new flavor, some wonderful loose leaves and tips, or yet another gallon-sized container with the neat little faucet on the side. Gotta see about adjusting the shelves in my new fridge for one of those---just been making in in the same old pitcher, day after day, as we were either washing out things under the bathroom faucet or running a tub of dishes up eleven steps to the upstairs kitchen.

And I'm so glad to see you pronounce Appalachia---I mis-said it all my life until I heard Debbie Macomber say it in an interview. Funny how we assume things are one way, then are delighted/dismayed to find we've been mistaken.

Enjoy all your unsweet ice tea---I grew up drinking it just that way, and now sweeten with Sweet 'n' Low, because that's how Chris likes it. That's also the colour of my brand new pink kitchen walls. And the Crystal Light lemon mixes are quite a part of our kitchen shelves, as well.

Stay cool (and dry) this strange rainy season,


Latane Barton said...

Yes, I love that sweet tea, too. Born and raised on it. But, because of the sugar I try to limit it a bit more than I used to. Can't drink it unsweet. That's just sacreligious. Have a great week and stay cool.

Joy said...

Yes, summer in the South is just too hot to drink hot anything, so I'm drinking iced tea these days, too. I put Stevia in mine, however. Enjoy!

Marilyn Miller said...

Iced tea is being consumed here quite readily also, as we have had a hotter than usual June. After I make my morning tea, I am resteeping some of the good black teas and chilling them for later in the day. It is quite delicious. Stay cool!


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