The first sip of iced tea dates back to the 19th Century. Historians agree that recipes for the cooling beverage appeared as early as the 1870s. Then came the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. According to NationalIcedTeaDay.com (yes, it exists): "That exceedingly hot summer meant fair goers were looking to cool down, and what better way than with a glass of iced tea."
Today about 85 percent of the tea consumed in America is iced, according to NationalIcedTeaDay.com.
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