Cincinnati, OH– Summer weather has arrived and iced tea is the perfect drink to cool down on a hot day, especially National Iced Tea Day, June 10, 2011. Tea is not only a refreshing beverage it is also considered healthy. During the 19thcentury tea was first served cold in the United States. Ice tea became so popular that vendors sold it at events and fairs.
Tea is the most consummed drink in the world next to water. Interestingly, 85% of American’s consume their tea on ice. In a day nearly half of all American’s consume tea as their beverage choice according to Tea USA.
Iced tea is great sweetened or unsweetened, but like all products on the market today there are various flavors of tea to choose from such as the Arnold Palmer drink that is half iced tea and half lemonade.Here are several tea recipes from America’s number one tea company Lipton from smoothies to shakes and Punch to Swizzlers.
Best Lipton Iced Tea Recipes
- Berry Quick Citrus Iced Tea
- Berry Peach Iced Tea
- Black Bubble Tea
- Blackberry Cosmopolitan Tea
- Acai Berry Smoothie
- Apple Cranberry Sparkler
- Banana Split Tea Shake
- Berry Lemon Quencher
- Berry Yogurt Smoothies
- Blackberry Breeze
- Blackberry Swizzler
- CaribbeanTea Punch
Anna Russell, 7th Duchess of Bedford, established the idea of Afternoon Tea in 1840, when the Duchess began taking tea with a light snack around 4:00 p.m. to ward off “that sinking feeling.” it quickly caught on and tea, the unofficial drink, of Britain remains number one today. The Duchess asked her maid to bring her a tray of bread, butter, cakes and tea to tide her over, until “high tea”.
High Tea, the main evening meal, began with the rural and working class British, who would return to their homes at about 6:00 p.m. for a meal consisting of fish, potted meats, cheese, salads, sweets, and a pot of strong tea. The U.S. played an important role in the history of tea, besides the Boston Tea Party by inventing the tea bag and iced tea, both in 1904. Recently, the U.S. has led the rest of the world in marketing convenient Ready-To-Drink forms of tea in bottles.
Cincinnati Tea Shops and traditional High Tea Cottage
Essencha, 3212a Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209. Tel: 513-533-4832
The Tea Cozy Cottage – Located just east of downtown Mariemont, behind the Homestead Restaurant (formerly the Heritage) 7664 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, OH 45227
. Tel: 513 532 8299 for advance reservations. Enjoy the next high tea June 11 and June 12 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Tea Cozy has a sumptuous menu including soup, quiche, savories, pastries and scones, and a wide selection of over 70 different teas!
• The cost is $21.95 for adults, $16.95 for children 10 and under. TCC no longer accepts credit or debit cards due to rising bank costs.
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The Tea Cozy Cottage