Coffee is more popular than tea. I am a big fan of tea both hot and cold. The history of tea is complex and spans multiple cultures over thousands of years. Tea would launch the last spark to the American Revolution, with the Tea Act. Ice tea originated in St. Louis, Missouri at the Worlds Fair in 1904 by a tea merchant who was trying to give out free samples. It was a really hot day and hot tea was not an attractive offer to the crowds. The merchant looked around, saw an ice cream vendor and asked him for some ice. Once that gentlemen dumped his hot brew into the ice, ice tea was born. Also in 1904 the first commercially appearing tea bags were successfully marketed in New York.
America and it’s relationship with tea is rich and flavorful as the history of the United States. I prefer nothing better than a warm cup on a cold day. Especially, after the long outdoor hike I just went on through the backcountry. I bet our forefather did the same, looking for dinner.
I really wanted a warm drink after my drive and hike up. It was a cold day with windchill of -5 degrees but I always dress appropriately (Hat, Gloves, Jacket, Boots). When it’s a beautiful day, I never miss a chance to get outside but I always use a cup to warm up.
A Great Cold Day For Tea
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