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National Iced Tea Month – June 2024

America observes National Iced Tea Month throughout the month of June. Iced tea is an easy-to-make, delicious beverage that has been a part of American homes for nearly two centuries. This delicious drink is not just an excellent thirst quencher but also quite nutritious. Iced tea is often flavored with lemons, oranges, and herbs, which keeps you energized throughout the day. Since the beverage is low in caffeine, it can be enjoyed by children, too. Iced tea can be brewed at home, drunk from cans, or made instantly from an iced tea mix. Iced tea can also be frozen and enjoyed as iced tea lollies. It truly is a versatile beverage! If you want to celebrate in style, check out our guide to gifts for tea lovers.

History of National Iced Tea Month

While iced tea has been around for a long time now, the beverage became a household name only after 1904. It was during the St. Louis World’s Fair that Richard Blechynden, director of the East India Pavilion, realized that serving hot tea in the Missouri heat was probably not the best way to greet visitors. To increase consumption, Blechynden started serving chilled tea through a series of lead pipes dunked in ice. From a scalding hot beverage, the tea instantly became a cool, refreshing drink, which the fairgoers drank copiously. As the beverage became a hit, more and more American homes turned to it to cool off after a hot day.

Since 19th-century general stores would mostly sell tea from China or Japan, the earliest iced tea recipes recommended using green tea. As green tea became scarce after World War II, America started importing black tea from India, replacing green tea in the recipe. Today, iced tea is almost always made with black tea.

If you are someone who prefers making iced tea using instant mixes or tea bags, then you will be surprised to know that the black tea in these recipes comes from Argentina. The tea in Argentina is mechanically harvested and exported to America to fulfill its iced tea needs. Iced tea is best enjoyed with breakfast or lunch and can be brewed with black, green, white, and oolong tea.

National Iced Tea Month timeline

2732 or 2737 B.C.
Tea is Here

Emperor Shen Nung discovers tea in China after a tea leaf falls into his cup of warm water.

The Teapot Arrives

The teapot is invented at the beginning of the Ming dynasty and people no longer have to brew tea every time they feel like having a cup.

Milk Tea

One of the first cups of milk tea is served.

The Most Popular Drink

Tea becomes the most popular beverage in American colonies.

National Iced Tea Month FAQs

Is June National Iced Tea Month?

Yes, June is celebrated as National Iced Tea Month.

Is there a National Tea Day?

Yes, National Tea Day is celebrated every year on April 21.

How do people celebrate National Iced Tea Month?

The easiest way to celebrate National Iced Tea Month is by pouring yourself a drink of iced tea.

National Iced Tea Month Activities

  1. Try a new iced tea recipe

    Instead of making your iced tea the way you always do, why not try a new recipe for National Iced Tea Month? Switch up the tea leaves or try a different kind of sweetener!

  2. Make iced tea lollies

    We are all used to drinking iced tea after a long, hot day but have you considered trying a delicious iced tea lolly? Freeze iced tea in a lolly mold and enjoy the delicious treat whenever you need to cool off.

  3. Pour yourself a drink

    The easiest way to celebrate National Iced Tea month is by pouring yourself a glass of your favorite iced tea. Try as many new recipes as you can this month!

5 Mind-Blowing Facts About Tea

  1. Tea is a very popular drink

    It is the most popular drink on the planet, second only to water.

  2. Tea comes in many varieties

    It’s widely believed that there are as many as 1,500 varieties of tea available in the market.

  3. Tea is made with salt, too

    Tibetans drink butter tea, which is made using black tea, yak butter, and salt.

  4. Tea can tell the future

    Reading tea is a common practice in many cultures — the art of reading tea leaves is called Tasseography.

  5. Tea protects teeth

    Tea is a natural source of fluoride, which keeps your teeth and gums healthy and strong.

Why we love National Iced Tea Month

  1. It’s a low-calorie drink

    It’s so difficult to find a drink that’s both delicious and nutritious. Thankfully, iced tea is both. This low-calorie drink is perfect for anyone who’s watching their weight.

  2. It’s everyone's favorite beverage

    Iced tea is loved by children and adults alike. National Iced Tea Month is the perfect way to honor everyone’s favorite drink.

  3. It celebrates history

    Iced tea has been a part of American cuisine for nearly two hundred years. This month celebrates a recipe that is as American as it gets!

National Iced Tea Month dates

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