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National Iced Tea Day, June 10th

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National Iced Tea Day is celebrated annually on June 10th. This day is set aside to celebrate one of summer’s favorite drinks. Whether it is sweetened or unsweetened, with or without lemon, it is loved by many and enjoyed by the glass full all summer long. Iced tea can be found in many flavors including lemon, peach, raspberry, lime, passions fruit, strawberry and cherry.

Iced tea makes a great alternative to carbonated sodas. The decaffeinated version of iced tea is a wonderful alternative for children, expecting mothers, and those who are not able to consume caffeine.

The National Calendar provides the following history on iced tea, “Recipes for iced tea have been found dating back to the 1870′s. The Buckeye Cookbook, published in 1876 and Housekeeping in Old Virginia, published in 1877 both contain iced tea recipes. It is believed however, that iced tea started to appear in the United States in the 1860′s and became widespread in the 1870′s where it was found offered on hotel menus and was on sale at railroad stations. The popularity of this refreshing drink grew rapidly afterit was introduced at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis.”

Many teas propose they offer health benefits as well. Green tea has been suggested to be used for a variety of positive health benefits. Those include:

  • Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Some forms of cancer
  • Oral health
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Weight control
  • Antibacterial and antiviral activity
  • Protection from solar ultraviolet light
  • Anti-fibrotic properties
  • Neuroprotective power
  • On June 10th, may we celebrate, brew and enjoy a glass of iced tea with friends. or just enjoy a glass over lunch at your favorite restaurant.

    Before or after going shopping for your school uniforms and dress code items at Educational Outfitters | Academic Outfitters, remember to enjoy a glass of iced tea on National Iced Tea Day. Feel refreshed knowing your school uniforms have been taken care of and you have beaten the mad last minute dash by shopping early!