COOL AS ICECOOL AS ICEFrom classic and still to lemon, peach and mango, we have an Iced Tea for you. Why not brighten up your day with a deliciously cool Lipton Iced Tea?//images.ctfassets.net/e8bhhtr91vp3/5cV3w9HhhVDW6sgmP93OuD/5eafbfda4129462c5617fa2696836484/purpose_history_liptonicetea_img1_1460x593-1437812-jpg.jpg.ulenscale.794x460.webp?w=800&q=80COOL AS ICECOOL AS ICE800800liptonNovember 24, 2022
COOL AS ICE

HISTORY

COOL AS ICE

COOL AS ICE

Today, iced tea might seem like a no-brainer on a hot day. But while people around the world have been enjoying hot tea for centuries, iced tea’s history is a relatively recent story. So, if you’re sitting comfortably, we’d like to tell you how iced tea grew to become so popular, the USA even has a National Iced Tea Day (June the 10th if you wanted to know.)

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.

Today with Iced Tea popular the world over, we offer a huge range of exciting flavors. From classic and still to lemon, peach and mango, we have an Iced Tea for every occasion. Why not join millions of people around the world and brighten up your day with a deliciously cool Lipton® Iced Tea?