Friday, June 10, 2011
Iced Tea Day, June 10, 2011
Customer says to the server, "I'll have an Iced Tea, unsweetened, no lemon and no fruits of any kind." A few minutes later, server returns with the glass of Iced Tea with an orange slice. (Happen more than once.)
Granny was pretty hard fast on the rule about not putting things into your coffee or tea. If you want cream and or sugar in your coffee, just heat up some water and put it in there. Growing up in one war and living through a second one where coffee was ration – one can begin to understand where she was going from.
It is believed that tea was first served cold during the 19th century and was often mixed with other beverages. Its popularity grew very quickly when it started being sold at public events and world fairs.
After a mother had filled all the glasses with Iced Tea one holiday with lots of family and friends around the table said to all, if you need more, just holler. About twenty minutes later, a funny uncle did just that. He hollered. Everyone froze and looked at him, and he said, "May I have some more iced tea please?"
Sweetened or unsweetened, flavored or unflavored, celebrate Iced Tea Day with a nice tall glass of your favorite iced tea!