Tea Love: Instilling a Love of Tea, One Sip At A Time

As the temperatures soar and my house starts to swelter and my body responds in kind by giving me a nasty cold, I wish you a happy Iced Tea Month!   Yes, legend has it that in June 1904, a tea vendor at the St. Louis World’s Fair was having trouble dispensing his ware.   After all, it must have been hot, sticky, and who wanted to walk around a fair with a piping hot beverage?   Even worse when you want to go on a roller coaster and you have to say, “No, I just bought this tea.   I need to wait for it to cool and then I’ll go on.”

Or You Can Always Take Your Chances And See If You Could Balance Your Tea Cup and Saucer On This Baby.

Or You Can Always Take Your Chances And See If You Could Balance Your Tea Cup and Saucer On This Baby.

So, the vendor started offering the tea for free.   People wouldn’t even accept that!   So, he decided to run the hot tea through iced pipes in order to chill the tea.   This new concoction got some attention and word quickly spread.   Then, iced tea was born.

Now, iced tea is easy to make.   You brew the tea hot, then you chill it, and there is your iced tea.   Make sure to add any sugars to your tea while it is hot, or the sugars will not dissolve.

Want some natural sweetness?   Add some fresh fruit to your cup.   Then not only will you get your Earl Grey, you’ll get a tasty strawberry along with it.

An extra tip for cooling your tea is, rather than plop ice cubes in your tea and dilute it, freeze some tea and use that as your chiller.   That will allow the tea to stay strong and will let you enjoy a cool cuppa.

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Comments on: "Happy National Iced Tea Month!" (6)

  1. I’ve started drinking hot tea. SO I brew my Red Rose tea, add some orange juice and it’s great. Guess I’ll have to try it iced now!

    • CAFelegi said:

      That sounds nice! Maybe I’ll try some orange juice with my next brew 🙂

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  4. This Blog deserves far more attention than it is getting right now

    • CAFelegi said:

      Thank you so much! If you want to help out, feel free to share the blog 🙂 Also don’t forget to come to the Tea Love talk and submit some writing to the contest to win some tea 🙂

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