Here comes the sun! Spring is in full swing and we are finally getting to put away our heavy winter jackets and sweaters. Bring out the tank tops and sandals! But even better, its time for iced tea!
Nothing competes with sitting out in the hot sun and sipping on a refreshing glass of iced tea. Iced tea was first popularized on a hot summer day in 1904 at the World’s Fair in St. Louis. Tea commissioner Richard Blechynden was offering free hot tea to the crowd, but no one wanted to drink it because it was so hot outside. Realizing his predicament, he began offering iced tea instead. People were so pleased with the drink that iced tea soon became a staple in every household. Today, iced tea remains a favorite with tea drinkers everywhere.
As the weather continues to get warmer, Full Leaf has tons of options to keep you cool. My personal favorite for iced tea is Full Leaf’s Organic Pink Tea. This tea is specially formulated to benefit women’s health, and its light and floral flavor is perfect for iced tea. Hibiscus and lavender create a refreshing blend that will satisfy on any hot day!
If you’re looking for something on the lighter side, I recommend our Organic Green Rooibos. This tea has a sweet and smooth taste, and it is packed with antioxidants! Go get some sun and enjoy a glass of Full Leaf iced tea!
Stradley, L. (2004). Iced tea history - sweet tea history. Retrieved from http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/IcedTeaHistory.htm