"American-style iced tea is the perfect drink for a hot, sunny day. It's never really caught on in the UK, probably because the last time we had a hot, sunny day was back in 1957."
~ Tom Holt
It’s true, iced tea is distinctly American - and we’re proud of it! It’s said to have first appeared in the 1860’s, but didn’t reach popularity until Richard Blechynden, a merchant and tea plantation owner, introduced it during a particularly hot period at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. There really is nothing quite like a cool glass of iced tea on a hot day, and we’ve selected a few of our favorites. Drink it plain, with a slice of lemon, put some sugar in it, or spike it with a little of your favorite spirit – we won’t tell.