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Iced tea

Iced tea is, as the name suggests, a form of cold tea. As a soft drink it is popular throughout the world; the United States even celebrates a ‘National Iced Tea Month’ in June. Although it is often home-made, it became commercially popular in the early part of the 20th century, when a Mr. Richard Blechynden, then the India Tea Commissioner, attended the World’s Fair in St. Louis in 1904. Unable to entice people to take his hot infusion in the summer weather, he and his team took brewed India tea, filled several large bottles, and placed them on stands upside down, allowing the liquid to flow through iced lead pipes. The free iced tea was a welcomed change to thirsty fair goers and a real boon to India tea awareness.

Iced Teas are available in a variety of flavours, including lemon, peach, green tea and mango. Iced tea can be carbonated or non-carbonated.