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National Iced Tea Day

National Sun Iced Tea Day, June Holiday

Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on June 10

With the official start of summer just a few days away. The timing is perfect for National Iced Tea Day. You can make sun tea today, a great thirst quencher, almost every day all summer long. Iced tea is organic and it's good for you.

Chances are, it is already hot in your area. Today may serve as a good reminder to make and enjoy your first (of many) Iced Tea drink of the season. Have it plain, add a little lemon, or sweeten it with sugar. Iced Tea is certainly a favorite summer cooler of millions of Americans. And best of all, tea is good for your health!

It takes no imagination to decide how to enjoy this great day: Grab an Iced Tea and head out to the hammock strung under a shady tree.

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Medicinal value:
Since ancient times, people have believed that tea has a wide range of medicinal uses. Modern research has given credibility to many of these beliefs and identified more In some cases research is not conclusive. Regardless of the final determination as to it's value over time, drink and enjoy because there is no research to suggest that it can hurt you and it just tastes good.

Here are some of the known or suspected medicinal applications:

  • Avoidance of heart disease

  • Cancer and tumors

  • Stomach ailments

  • Sore throats and colds(often flavored with honey)

  • Soothing, relaxing


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The History and Origin of National Iced Tea Day:

In 1904, English tea plantation owner Richard Blechynden set up a booth to sell hot tea at the St. Louis World Fair. It was a sizzler of a day, and fair visitors didn't want anything hot. Rather, they needed something to quench their thirst... something cold. He dumped some of his hot tea into ice and served it cold. It was an immediate hit. This was the first known use of iced tea. 

Recognizing that this day is in honor of an Englishman, if it is a "National" day, it is an English one.

We did not find any government proclamation or British act of parliament declaring this a national day.

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