NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY!

NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY!

Yes, there is such a thing! It’s Wednesday, June 10th, 2015.

Recipe link for Iced Teas at the bottom.

85% of the tea consumed in the United States is poured over ice! No other country does this — not to the extent we do.

Here’s a little Fact Sheet from our Tea Association of America: 

Tea Fact Sheet – 2014

Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water, and can be found in almost 80% of all U.S. households. It is the only beverage commonly served hot or iced, anytime, anywhere, for any occasion. On any given day, over 158 million Americans are drinking tea.

Annual Consumption:

(U.S.)

In 2014, Americans consumed over 80 illion servings of tea, or more than 3.60 billion gallons. About 84% of all tea consumed was Black Tea, 15% was Green Tea, and the small remaining amount was Oolong, White and Dark Tea. USA is the second largest importer of tea after Russia.

Approximately four in five consumers drink tea, with Millennials being the most likely (87% of millenniums drink tea).

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Daily Consumption:

(U.S.)

On any given day, over one half of the American population drinks tea. On a regional basis, the South and Northeast have the greatest concentration of tea drinkers.
Iced Tea Consumption:Approximately 85% of tea consumed in America is iced.
Ready-To-Drink Iced Teas:Over the last ten years, Ready-To-Drink Tea has grown more than 15 fold. In 2014, Ready-To-Drink sales were conservatively estimated to be more than $5.2 billion.
Tea Bags, Loose Tea &Iced Tea Mixes:In 2014, over 77% of the tea brewed in the United States was prepared using tea bags. Ready-to-Drink and iced tea mix comprises more than one half (52%) of all tea prepared in the U.S., with instant and loose tea accounting for the balance. Instant tea is declining and loose tea is gaining in popularity, especially in Specialty Tea and coffee outlets. Keurig Single Serve SKUs are driving the growth in the traditional grocer tea sales segment.
Current Sales:In 2014, U.S. tea imports were approximately 285 million pounds, with an estimated retail value of approximately USD $10.8 billion. Total hot tea sales have increased more than 17% over the last 5 years.

As promised — here is a ‘very cool’ link with some ‘hot’ ICED TEA Recipes! 

http://www.bhg.com/recipes/drinks/tea/iced-tea-recipes/#page=1

Tea is HOT right now — and continues to grow in North America — so enjoy it over ice — in a tall glass — or from a fancy teacup — on the go — in the car — at the office — or with a loved one. It’s all good for you!

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Dharlene Marie Fahl is an entrepreneur and approaches everything she does with a universal, collaborative and cooperative spirit and is a CEO Space graduate and lifetime member. She has been a retail gift shop owner, a healing centre owner and operator, as well as a restaurant general manager and a director of training for a restaurant company responsible for seven restaurants. Her education and training is in Hospitality Management.

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