Celebrate Iced Tea Day, observed annually on June 10, by savoring your favorite creation of this classic chilled beverage. Iced teas have come a long way since the days of steeping a bag of tea leaves for an amber-hued liquid. Today’s flavor variations include white and green leaves in addition to the classic black.
Traditionally, garnishing a glass of iced tea with a lemon slice added a citrus kiss to the refreshing potion. Today, herbs, fruits, spices and flowers are used to infuse a tapestry of flavorful nuances.
Blacks, whites and greens are sold with or without caffeine, herbals are naturally decaffeinated. As the name suggest, sweet tea is full of sugar. Herbal teas are naturally sweetened with fruit juices or honey. You will either be bouncing off walls or slipping into a state of Zen with these choices.
Placing tea in a pitcher of water and steeping it in the sun creates Sun tea. Consider making a batch of this delicious brew, if weather permits.
Visit a gourmet tea shop to browse, then purchase a full complement of loose tea leaves. Choose two or three good candidates to quench your thirst. Then celebrate Iced Tea Day by taking a break from your schedule to sit outside and chill with your thoughts over a tall glass of your favorite summer sipper.