Enjoy a Taste of Americana in a Glass
June is National Iced Tea Month, so let’s enjoy a refreshing glass! Tea is the world’s second most popular beverage behind water. While most of the world drinks it hot, 85% of tea served in the U.S. is iced. In fact, it’s likely that iced tea was invented in the U.S. after the Civil War and made popular at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. In the days before air conditioning, hot summer weather was more pleasant with a cold beverage.
Chill out on the patio and enjoy a taste of Americana with this homemade citrus-flavored iced tea.
Cinnamon Citrus Iced Tea
2 tea bags
2 cinnamon sticks
12 whole cloves
1/4 cup honey
1 large slice lemon
1 large slice orange
1½ cups boiling water
Prep: 5 to 10 minutes, Serves: 2
1. Place tea bags, cinnamon sticks, cloves, honey and fruit slices in a large glass measuring cup.
2. Add boiling water. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes; strain. Serve warm or let cool and serve over ice.