Ice Tea anyone?????

ice teaToday is set aside to celebrate one of summer’s favorite drinks, it is National Iced Tea Day, which is celebrated annually on June 10.  Whether it is sweetened or unsweetened, with or without lemon, it is loved by many and enjoyed by the glass full all summer long.

Iced tea can be found in many flavors including lemon, peach, raspberry, lime, passions fruit, strawberry and cherry.  So many varieties, so many options when it comes to tea!  Some like it sweet, some like it unsweetened!  Sweet Southern Brewed Ice Tea!!!  Nothing beats ice tea brewed in a glass jar on the front porch!!!

An alternative to carbonated soft drinks and very popular in the United States, iced tea makes up about 85% of all tea consumed.  It can readily be found in restaurants, convenience stores, vending machines, grocery stores and self-serve soda fountains.

An insight to some benefits of Tea….  Tea has been historically promoted for having a variety of positive health benefits. Some recent studies suggest that green tea may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer, promote oral health, reduce blood pressure, help with weight control, improve antibacterial and antiviral activity, provide protection from solar ultraviolet light, increase bone mineral density, and have “anti-fibrotic properties, and neuroprotective power.

Today, and each day you enjoy your tea, you are also enjoy the many benefits of tea, whether iced or hot, tea has many health benefits!!!

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