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.
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
Sore throats and colds(often flavored with honey)
r ranson wrote:Today is the first sunny day since Ice Tea day. Unseasonally cold here - but at least we missed the SNOW last weekend. This is really good because people here don't know how to handle snow in the winter, snow in June would have completely shut down the city.
I got some jars and put tea leaves, water and some sugar in each. In one jar I put a splash of lemon juice, in the other kombucha because that's somewhat sour. I put them on the windowsill. Now I'm wondering if I should have looked up some directions or something. The results will be 'interesting' if nothing else. Can't imagine anything bad can grow in there as tea is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial or whatever. So is sugar. Looking forward to the result.
How many days do I have to wait?
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