HISTORY OF LIPTON ICED TEA : COOL AS ICE
How Cold Became The New Hot
However, it wasn’t until 1879 that iced tea made its first appearance in print – in a cookery book called Housekeeping in Old Virginia. In the book, the author recommended steeping green tea for a day, then to “fill the goblets with ice, put two teaspoonfuls of granulated sugar in each, and pour the tea over the ice and sugar.”
But the big break for iced tea came 25 years later at the St. Louis 1904 World’s Fair. The hot weather inspired plantation owner Richard Blechynden to add ice to his free tea samples. The cool and refreshing result was an instant hit. It was this promotional giveaway that brought iced tea to popular attention.
Lipton® Joins The Iced Tea Party
We introduced our first iced tea powder mix to the USA in 1964, reaching Europe in 1978 and since then, our Iced Tea brand has continued to grow and grow. In fact, bottled Lipton® Iced Tea, which we launched in 1991, is now enjoyed in more than 100 countries worldwide.
An Iced Tea For Every Occasion
Today with Iced Tea popular the world over, we offer a huge range of exciting flavours that can be made iced. From classic green to lemon, peach and mango, we have an option for every occasion. Why not join millions of people around the world and brighten up your day with a deliciously cool Lipton® Tea made iced?