Iced Tea Day originated in 1904 by Richard Blechynden, an English tea plantation owner. He set up a booth at the St. Louis World’s Fair selling hot tea. When he realized that no one wanted hot tea, he dumped it in ice and served it cold. It was an instant success. Besides being a relaxing beverage, tea is also known to help medically for a sore throat, stomach aches, heart disease, and cancer.
How to Celebrate
You can celebrate Iced Tea Day by drinking any flavor of such a wide variety of iced teas available on the market today. From Arizona’s Arnold Palmer Half and Half Strawberry to Peace Tea’s Caddy Shack, there are hundreds to choose from.
To celebrate this day, we selected the 1997 The Cool Original Iced Tea can from Belgium, featuring The Simpsons. This can is one of my favorites. Around the top of the can are the words, “The Simpsons” and below that in large letters we see “The Cool Original Iced Tea”. On one side we Bart Simpson in front of a desert scene with his arms crossed saying “Cool Man!” On the other side, we see Bart Simpson skiing through a snow bank and uttering, “Aye, Carumba!”
Happy Iced Tea Day (6/10)!
Photos used by permission of CanMuseum.com