National Iced Tea Day!

Two Glasses of Lemon Iced Tea, Title of Blog Post, and Two Smiling Women Outside Sitting on Grass

June 10th

Tea has been around forever, but iced tea didn’t burst onto the scene and win over our hearts and minds until 1904. In that year, visitors to the St. Louis World’s Fair were greeted by exceedingly hot weather. Richard Blechynden, an owner of a tea grove and merchant, served up the summer refreshment we all love, chilled tea drinks known as Iced Tea. Although he didn't create the recipe, this is how it soon became one of America's favorite summer drinks.

 

TEXAS TEA: Sugar Land Sweet Tea, 16 Oz

SUGAR LAND, known for its sugarcane fields, was named by Benjamin Terry in the mid 1800’s, and quickly developed around the sugar refining plant in 1879. Sugar Land is home to the headquarters of Imperial Sugar, and the company’s main refinery and distribution center was once located in this city. Sugar Land may be the home to the oldest continuously operating business in Texas, Imperial Sugar.

PAROMI TEA: Tea Earl Grey Black, 1.6 oz

Our Earl Grey is the ultimate edition of this classic tea. Hand-picked Assam black tea from the Mangalam tea estate in North India is infused with the pure essence of bergamot. Our select bergamot oil is cultivated from a narrow strip of coastline in the province of Reggio Calabria in southern Italy, where it has been produced since the middle of the 17th century. Its vibrant bouquet, with sweet nots of citrus, coupled with our smooth, malty Assam, delivers a palate-rewarding experience.

 

→ READ THIS: How to Make Southern Sweet Tea

Did you know the original sweet tea recipe called for green tea? Who would have thought! With over 8,000 - 10,000 times more antioxidants than fruit, sounds like a healthy & delicious summer drink!

BIGELOW: Steep Organic Green Tea with Ginger Plus Probiotics

Bigelow Tea was the first to market in 2009 to overcome the challenge of finding a strain of probiotics hearty enough to survive the high heat of boiling water and deliver beneficial probiotics to the digestive tract - exactly where they are needed. Designed to support and add value every day to a regular healthy lifestyle, this delectably soothing organic tea combines our delicate organic green tea with Ganeden BC30 probiotics (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) with a zesty hint of organic ginger and sweet organic spices.

RUMI SPICE: Green Tea Saffron Kit, 50.7 gm

Bring a taste of the Silk Road to your loved ones! The finest organic loose-leaf green tea plus 1.0 gram of premier Afghan saffron. Plus instructions on how to make it the "Afghan" way!

Saffron tea was treasured by ancient Egyptians and Persians in herbal medicine and culinary tradition. The bright red stigmas of the saffron flower are carefully hand-picked to preserve aroma and flavor.  The rich, golden color of saffron tea comes from crocin, a chemical component in the flower that is loaded with antioxidants. 

When everyone finds out you're making iced tea, expect to run out fast! Stay cool with Loin's Share bulk bags!

GUAYAKI: Organic Yerba Mate Traditional Loose Leaf, 5 Lb

Traditional Mate is rich, robust, and balanced, with a complex earthy body and a smooth mellow finish.

FRONTIER HERB: Organic Tea Lemon Ginger, 16 oz 

We carried our first organic products in 1978, and became a certified organic processor as soon as that program was available. Today we offer a vast array of organic products — herbs, spices, teas, foods and personal care products. We have over three decades of experience in organics — and a dedicated, expert staff that continues to expand our selection and provide the best quality organic products available.

→ READ THIS: 3 Ways to Make Tea

Maybe most teas aren't your cup of tea, this one just might surprise you! It doesn't look or taste like most tea, but it's a New Orleans classic - Chicory. Known as a coffee substitute for times when coffee and tea just didn't fit the moment. Naturally high in fiber and prebiotics, it may become your new favorite. Brew it like tea, drink it like coffee.

 

TEECCINO: Chicory Herbal Tea Medium Roast Caffeine Free Hazelnut 10 Tea Bags, 2.12 Oz

My love affair with Hazelnuts began then, but it really came to fruition when I designed Teeccino's Hazelnut Herbal Coffee. I had long since given up rich desserts, but here was that tempting richness with a nuttiness that keeps you desiring it way past the last drop.

Sweet tea isn't ready without sugar cubes or honey!

LA PERRUCHE: White Sugar Cubes, 8.8 oz

La Perruche irregular lumps offer you all the flavour and character of authentic, 100% pure cane sugar. For sheer sensual pleasure, in white or golden-brown. 

 

GLORY BEE: Raw Organic Fair Trade Honey, 18oz

GloryBee Fair Trade honey is produced in small, remote beekeeping cooperatives around the world. The people of these remote areas practice beekeeping using natural, organic, environmentally friendly practices to ensure the long-term sustainability of their business.

Credits to
National Today - National Ice Tea Day
Taste Home - Perfect Iced Tea
Taste Home - Cold Brewed Tea
TheKitchn - Southern Black Tea