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Iced tea is a form of cold tea, often served in a glass over ice. Any variety of dry tea may be iced, according to one's tastes. All one has to do is brew the tea and then chill it, or purchase a pre-bottled or -canned tea. It is often helpful to allow iced tea to cool to room temperature before refrigerating it to prevent the formation of condensates, which may give the tea a cloudy appearance and a chalky taste. Warm tea may be poured over ice to chill it (if filtered water is used, the tea may not cloud at all, and flavor is usually unaffected), but prolonged storage in a refrigerator may still render the tea cloudy in any conditions. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Shortcut: WP:CU Marking articles for cleanup This page is undergoing a transition to an easier-to-maintain format. ... This Manual of Style has the simple purpose of making things easy to read by following a consistent format — it is a style guide. ... Tracy Marrow (born February 16, 1958), better known as Ice T or Ice-T, is an American rapper, singer and actor. ... This article is about the Java Development Kit. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x880, 170 KB) iced tea with lemon http://visualsonline. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x880, 170 KB) iced tea with lemon http://visualsonline. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 457 pixel Image in higher resolution (1986 × 1134 pixel, file size: 224 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Ice Tea poured File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 457 pixel Image in higher resolution (1986 × 1134 pixel, file size: 224 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Ice Tea poured File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed... Tea leaves in a Chinese gaiwan. ... For the American rapper and actor, see Ice Cube. ...


Iced tea is commonly available sweetened (as sweet tea) or unsweetened. When using cane sugar, iced tea is best sweetened with simple syrup if cold, or with granulated sugar before cooling, as granulated sugar doesn't completely dissolve in the cold tea. Prepackaged iced tea may come in many different flavors, the most common of which are fruit flavors (lemon, as well as peach, raspberry, lime, and cherry). A glass of sweet tea Sweet tea is a form of iced tea in which sugar or some other form of sweetener is added to the hot water before brewing, while brewing the tea, or post-brewing, but before the beverage is chilled and served. ... In cooking, a syrup (from Arabic sharab, beverage, via Latin siropus) is a thick, viscous liquid, containing a large amount of dissolved sugars, but showing little tendency to deposit crystals. ... This article is about the fruit. ... Binomial name (L.) Batsch Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Cultivated raspberries The raspberry (plural, raspberries) is the edible fruit of a number of species of the genus Rubus. ... Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... “Cherry tree” redirects here. ...

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Iced tea by country

Austria

Iced tea is very popular in Austria. The common name is ice tea instead of iced tea. The Austrian Rauch Corporation is one of the most popular manufacturers. There are lots of variants, such as lemon (the most favored flavor) and mango.


Belgium

In Belgium, Ice Tea is the brand name of a carbonated variety of iced tea marketed by Lipton since 1978. They also market a number of other non-carbonated iced teas under the "Ice Tea" brand. Other companies have followed suit but use variations on the name. American iced tea is not well-known in Belgium. For the chemical reaction forming calcium carbonate, see carbonatation. ... For people named Lipton, see Lipton (surname). ...


Germany

In Germany, iced tea is popular. Nestea and Lipton are the most popular brands and lemon- and peach-flavored iced teas are the most popular variants. Lipton offers a number of non-carbonated iced teas under the "Ice Tea" brand and the carbonated variety under the brand "Ice Tea Sparkling". Iced tea is also available in many restaurants. In Germany, iced tea almost always contains sugar, and unsweetened iced tea is very rare. There are also instant teas available that can be used to prepare iced tea with cold water. Nestea is a brand of iced tea manufactured by the Nestle and distributed by Nestle companys beverage department in the United States and by Beverage Partners Worldwide (BPW),[1], a joint venture between The Coca-Cola Company and Nestle, in the rest of the world. ...


Italy

Iced tea is one of the most popular drinks in Italy and is widely available, generally only in lemon- and peach-flavored incarnations. Esta Thé, as well as Lipton are well-known brands. For people named Lipton, see Lipton (surname). ...

Ice cubes in a glass of Canadian iced tea, made from concentrate
Ice cubes in a glass of Canadian iced tea, made from concentrate

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Canada

In Canada, iced tea refers to sweetened iced tea, usually flavoured with lemon. In most provinces, unsweetened iced tea is almost unheard of. Teas flavoured with raspberry, peach or pomegranate or made with green teas are also becoming more common. Iced tea is often served as an alternative to other soft drinks, often prepared by companies like Lipton and Nestea, although fresh-brewed iced tea is becoming somewhat popular, particularly in smaller independently-owned restaurants. Powdered or frozen iced tea is the most common preparation at home, due to its ease of use.


Philippines

Similar to the USA, iced tea is served in many bars and restaurants, grocery stores and fast food outlets as an alternative to carbonated soft drinks. In most areas, only the Nestea variety is available, although some offer their own recipes. It is also available in powdered form (just add water) as well as in cans and bottles. For the chemical reaction forming calcium carbonate, see carbonatation. ...


Thailand

Thai iced tea has a strong Asian tea flavor as well as a creamy sweetness. Recipes can be quite varied, from the type of tea used (Jasmine, Genmai, etc.), the type of sweetener used (cane sugar, red bean), and the type of dairy used (cream, sweetened condensed milk). It has become popular in other countries, such as neighboring Laos, and in Thai restaurants in Western countries. A glass of Thai tea Thai tea (also known as Thai iced tea) or cha-yen (Thai: ) when ordered in Thailand, is a drink made from strongly-brewed powdered red tea[1]. Other ingredients in the powder vary, but may include added star anise, tamarind or red and yellow food... Binomial name Vigna angularis (Willd. ... Cans of cream. ... Condensed milk is cows milk from which water has been removed and to which sugar has been added, yielding a very thick, sweet product that can last on the shelf for years. ...


United Kingdom

Iced tea is becoming a more popular beverage in the United Kingdom, though most people prefer to drink their tea hot, with milk and sometimes sugar. Lipton sold their carbonated iced tea, similar to the one on sale in Belgium, but the drink disappeared from shelves in the mid-1990s. However, recently Lipton (this time non-carbonated) has returned to general sale, quickly followed by Nestea. For people named Lipton, see Lipton (surname). ... For the chemical reaction forming calcium carbonate, see carbonatation. ... Nestea is a brand of iced tea manufactured by the Nestle and distributed by Nestle companys beverage department in the United States and by Beverage Partners Worldwide (BPW),[1], a joint venture between The Coca-Cola Company and Nestle, in the rest of the world. ...


United States

In the United States, iced tea (often sweetened) is very popular as an alternative to carbonated soft drinks, especially in the hotter Southern states: it is ubiquitous in restaurants, convenience stores, vending machines, and groceries. It may be freshly made on premises, or available in bottles and cans, and at many self-serve soda fountains. Restaurants sometimes give the customer the choice of sweetened or unsweetened tea. Soda fountain is a North American term referring to the carbonated drink dispensers found in fast food restaurants and convenience stores in the US and Canada. ...


Sweet tea, sometimes known as "Southern Table Wine", is tea brewed very strong with a large amount of sugar added while the tea is still hot. The mixture of sugar and tea is then diluted with water and served over ice and garnished with lemon. Sometimes the diluted mixture is allowed to cool to room temperature. Other times the sugar and tea mixture is not diluted at all but rather poured hot over a full tumbler of ice to cool and dilute it. The oldest printed recipe of sweet tea dates back to a community cookbook "Housekeeping in Old Virginia", by Marion Cabell Tyree, published in 1879.[1] A glass of sweet tea Sweet tea is a form of iced tea in which sugar or some other form of sweetener is added to the hot water before brewing, while brewing the tea, or post-brewing, but before the beverage is chilled and served. ...


Iced tea was popularized and believed to be created at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis by Richard Blechynden, but recent evidence has refuted this.[2] Iced tea's popularity in the United States has led to an addition to standard flatware sets; the iced tea spoon is a standard flatware teaspoon, but with a long handle, suitable for stirring sugar into the taller glasses commonly used for iced tea. Entrance to Creation Exhibit on the Pike Map of the St. ... Starch_polyester disposable cutlery Cutlery refers to any hand utensil used in preparing, serving, and especially eating food. ... Iced tea spoon An iced tea spoon is a long, thin spoon, used primarily in the Southern United States, for stirring sugar or other sweeteners into iced tea, which is traditionally served in a tumbler or iced tea glass. ... Image:Teaspoon sugar. ...


Freshly-brewed iced tea

Iced tea is traditionally served in the United States with a slice of lemon on the rim of the glass. In the Southwest United States (or at least in restaurants with a Southwest theme), lime is also very popular (especially in Mexican restaurants). It is not entirely uncommon for establishments to put out slices of both lemon and lime for the customer to take for themselves[citation needed]. This article is about the fruit. ... The Southwest region of the United States is drier than the adjoining Midwest in weather; the population is less dense and, with strong Spanish-American and Native American components, more ethnically varied than neighboring areas. ... Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ...


Because of the varieties of eateries in the United States, as well as climatic and cultural differences, a variety of iced teas are available. Most prominent are:

  • In barbecue, soul food, and Southern cuisine-style, establishments, along with greasy spoons and general eateries, black tea is iced, often available sweetened and unsweetened. This is by far the most commonly available form of freshly brewed iced tea, to which the above statements apply. Fruit flavored and herbal flavored brewed iced takes a close second in fresh brewed iced tea within the United States.
  • In some coffeehouses, more exotic varieties may be iced, such as Jasmine tea or Earl Grey tea.
  • Thai iced tea is common in Thai restaurants.
  • Iced Chai tea (spiced Indian tea) is available from some restaurants and stores. While not traditionally served iced, in the U.S. chai is frequently served iced, often with honey as a sweetener, or presweetened when bottled.
  • Iced Jasmine tea, Genmaicha, and Hojicha are available from some Chinese cuisine or other Asian cuisine restaurants, but rarely. It's more common to find one of these varieties hot, where the patron may pour the tea over ice.

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Bottled iced tea

The main manufacturers of bottled or canned iced tea are Nestea, Lipton, Snapple and AriZona Beverage. Such tea can be found on the shelves of most American groceries and convenience stores, in a variety of flavors, and leaf types (usually black or green, occasionally white). With iced tea that's mass-produced at this scale, unsweetened varieties are somewhat rare: most are sweetened with corn syrup, and their sweetness places them in the same market as soft drinks. Both the sweetened and unsweetened varieties usually contain the additive citric acid, labeled either "for flavor" or as a "preservative." Canned varieties are canned under high pressure to prevent the cans from being crushed, which may result in very mild effervescence. Nestea is a brand of iced tea manufactured by the Nestle and distributed by Nestle companys beverage department in the United States and by Beverage Partners Worldwide (BPW),[1], a joint venture between The Coca-Cola Company and Nestle, in the rest of the world. ... For people named Lipton, see Lipton (surname). ... Snapple is a beverage company based in Rye Brook, New York that produces a variety of teas and fruit drinks which are sold in glass bottles, soda-style cans, and plastic bottles. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... A soft drink is a drink that contains no alcohol. ... Food additives are substances added to food to preserve it, or to improve its flavour and appearance. ... Citric acid is a weak organic acid found in citrus fruits. ... Effervesence from soda. ...


In health food stores and some other specialty stores, you'll find a different set of iced tea bottlers, which may include Honest Tea, Tazo, Sweet Leaf Tea, various U.S. brands of the Japanese green tea giant Ito En, and other small companies. These are also available in a variety of flavors, although there is less emphasis on fruits and sweeteners, and greater emphasis on traditional tea spices and herbs (which can range from mint to oil of bergamot). Corn syrup as a sweetener is rare, with cane sugar, honey, and other sweeteners being more prominent. Citric acid as a stand-alone ingredient (i.e., present as a chemical additive and not because of the addition of citrus) is less common. Also, with these alternative producers unsweetened tea with no additional ingredients (just tea infused water) may be available, and uncommon varieties can be found (chai tea, white tea, genmai tea, Jasmine tea, Earl Gray tea, and hoji tea are some examples). Honest Tea is a tea company based in Bethesda, Maryland, with plants in New Kensington, Pennsylvania (outside of Pittsburgh) and Watsonville, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ito en (伊藤園) is a Japanese green tea company. ... MiNT (MiNT is Now TOS) is an alternative operating system (OS) kernel for the Atari ST computer and its successors which is free software. ... Trinomial name Citrus aurantium subsp. ... For the Hebrew word and Jewish symbol, see Chai (Hebrew word) A cup of Chai. ... Bai Hao Yinzhen from Fuding in Fujian Province, widely considered the best grade of white tea Bai Mu Dan, widely considered to be the second grade white tea White tea is tea made from new growth buds and young leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis. ... Genmaicha is the Japanese name for green tea combined with roasted brown rice. ... Species See text Jasmine is a shrub of the genus Jasminum, with about 300 species, (Family: Oleaceae. ... Earl Grey tea is a black tea blend, which gets a distinctive flavor and aroma from bergamot oil. ... Hōjicha ) is set apart from other Japanese green teas because it is roasted over charcoal. ...


Fountain iced tea

In 1996, a FDA survey revealed high levels of coliform bacteria (due to inadequate cleansing) in the tubing from the reservoir to the spigot in a few of these containers.[3] Approximately the same time, the Coca-Cola and Pepsi Cola companies began aggressive targeted marketing campaigns aimed at replacing fresh brewed iced tea in food service establishments with the cola companies' own tea concentrate which is dispensed using the same method as fountain drinks, pumped from a Bag-In-Box. In many cases, the cola companies provided a fountain dispenser for the tea concentrate that looked similar to the containers that were previously used to dispense fresh brewed tea. However, few serious iced tea drinkers were impressed with the cola companies' stale, chemical tasting products and tea sales at those establishments that offered them consistently fell after the switch to concentrate. Recent advances in tea brewing equipment and sanitation procedures have prompted some establishments (such as McDonalds) to return to brewing iced tea in recent years. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is one of the largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world. ... PepsiCo, Incorporated (NYSE: PEP) is a global American beverage and snack company. ... A fountain drink is a soft drink, prepared locally from a supply of flavored sweetened syrup, carbon dioxide, and water, either manually (as American pharmacists of yore did), in a device called a soda fountain, or in a vending machine which is essentially an automated soda fountain that is operated... In packaging, a Bag-In-Box or BIB is a type of container invented by William R. Scholle in 1955 for the storage and transportation of liquids. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants [1]. Although McDonalds did not invent the hamburger or fast food, its name has become nearly synonymous with both. ...


Sun tea

Iced tea can also be brewed by placing tea bags in a large glass container with water and leaving the container in the sun for a number of hours. This often results in a mellower flavor, and has the added advantage of being only slightly warmer than room temperature after brewing and therefore can be enjoyed immediately. Sun tea is also served with simple syrup and lemon.


Half and half (Arnold Palmer)

There is also a growing popularity in the United States for a some-what new idea of a mixed drink called "half and half". Often called an Arnold Palmer the drink was pioneered by both Snapple and Nantucket Nectars, half and half is a mix of both iced tea and lemonade, giving the drink a much sweeter taste as well as a bite. An Arnold Palmer is a drink consisting of half iced tea (either sweetened or unsweetened) and half lemonade. ... Snapple is a beverage company based in Rye Brook, New York that produces a variety of teas and fruit drinks which are sold in glass bottles, soda-style cans, and plastic bottles. ... Nantucket Nectars is a beverage company created by Tom First and Tom Scott, known as Tom and Tom or The Juice Guys. ...


Another popular use for the term half and half is that of a mixture of sweetened and unsweetened tea at a restaurant or fast food establishment that offers both choices. This provides a middle ground for those who want sweetness but not as much as the sweet tea being served. A glass of sweet tea Sweet tea is a form of iced tea in which sugar or some other form of sweetener is added to the hot water before brewing, while brewing the tea, or post-brewing, but before the beverage is chilled and served. ...


Vietnam

In Vietnam, iced tea is often served for free in coffee shops, and some restaurants. It is usually delivered while the customer is choosing what to order for their meal.


See also

A glass of sweet tea Sweet tea is a form of iced tea in which sugar or some other form of sweetener is added to the hot water before brewing, while brewing the tea, or post-brewing, but before the beverage is chilled and served. ... A Long Island Iced Tea is a cocktail made with, among other ingredients, vodka, gin, tequila, and rum. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.whatscookingamerica.net/History/IcedTeaHistory.htm
  2. ^ http://www.lyndonirwin.com/1904%20Tea.htm
  3. ^ http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/296_tea.html

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