Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water, and can be found in almost all U.S. households.
Approximately 85% of tea consumed in America is iced.
Iced tea is a form of cold tea usually served in a glass with ice.
Tea has some medical benefits; avoidance of heart disease, cancer and tumors, stomach ailments, sore thrusts, and is soothing and relaxing.
Iced tea goes back to 1904 when an English tea plantation owner Richard Blechynden set up a booth to sell hot tea at the St. Louis World Fair. It was hot and people needed to cool of so he dumped some of his hot tea into ice and served it cold. It was an immediate hit.