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By Dolly Merritt | July 15, 1995
Around the house* Make frozen iced-tea cubes -- rather than regular ice cubes -- when making iced tea. As the cubes melt, they won't dilute the beverage.* Cut off tops of plastic liter bottles for disposable funnels.* Remove stains from coffee cups. Rub a paste of salt and water on darkened areas, let sit an hour and wash.In the garden* Inspect exterior foundation for anthills. Pour 1 to 2 cups ammonia down the center of the nest. Place whole cloves of garlic around house entrances and inside cabinets to repel pests.
By ROB KASPER | July 12, 1992
I'm not much of a flag waver, except during the iced tea season.In the summer when the ice cubes hit the tea, I am proud to be an American.The United States of America leads the world in guzzling iced tea. Last year we, as one nation under Arthur Godfrey, washed down about 34 billion glasses of iced tea.When you divide 34 billion glasses of tea by the number of people in America, 247,818,000, and then divide that number by 365 days a year, you come with,...
By Sara Engram and Sara Engram,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 12, 2002
Tea may not be as old as water but it's still pretty old, having been around almost five millenniums. Yet it was only a century ago that tea took a turn that has earned it an especially esteemed spot on summertime tables. Fred Thompson relates the story in his book Iced Tea: 50 Recipes for Refreshing Tisanes, Infusions, Coolers, and Spiked Teas (Harvard Common Press, 2002, $10.95). As Thompson tells it, one of the exhibitors at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis was a gentleman tea plantation owner, Richard Blechynden, who planned to give away samples to fairgoers.
By Sara Engram and Sara Engram,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 21, 2003
Graduation season is in full flower, which means many colleges are bringing out their "reception tea," a dressed-up version of iced tea that hits the spot for proud and thirsty parents. As Fred Thompson notes in his book, Iced Tea: 50 Recipes for Refreshing Tisanes, Infusions, Coolers, and Spiked Teas (Harvard Common Press, 2002, $10.95), reception teas are a tradition at many smaller colleges, especially in warmer climates. These teas are made for ceremonial occasions, whether graduations or homecomings, and therefore earn a sentimental spot in the hearts of many alums.
By Meekah Hopkins | May 28, 2013
When I went to Thailand two years ago, I developed an obsession for the way the culture makes - make that "takes" (as is tradition) - their iced tea. We pseudo Southerners scoop loads of sugar into ours. But Thailanders make theirs as if it were coffee - by adding milk. The result is a beautiful, layered, orange beverage that's creamy, bitter and sweet all at the same time. Better than a milk shake any day, in my opinion. So I was beyond excited to see the Long Thailand Tea listed among the specialty cocktails at My Thai's new location in Little Italy.
By Karol V. Menzie | June 4, 1995
It's official: June is National Iced Tea Month, according to the Tea Council of the U.S.A., and not a minute too soon, as Americans consume more iced tea than anyone else in the world -- that was 40 billion servings last year alone.To keep consumer's tea taste buds titillated, Nestea is introducing Nestea Specialties, a line of gourmet bottled teas, with Earl Grey tea. Regular Nestea Pitcher Style bottled teas come in unsweetened, lightly sweetened and extra sweet. Nestea says folks in the Northeast prefer the lightly sweetened and extra sweetened teas, and also like diet iced tea. In the West and Midwest, tea drinkers like it straight up, without sweetener.
Lorraine Mirabella | August 2, 2012
If you stop at Starbucks for coffee in the morning, save the receipt to get a discount in the afternoon. A receipt for any beverage in the morning will be good after 2 p.m. for a Grande cold beverage for $2, plus tax. At participating stores, customers can choose from iced coffee, iced tea or Starbucks Refreshers in the Grande size - 16 ounces. The Starbucks deal is good through Sept. 3.  
By Sara Engram | August 22, 2001
Time for tea Iced tea may be the "house wine of the South," but there are plenty of tea drinkers in the Northeast as well, giving those two regions the country's heaviest concentration of tea consumption. To make good tea, start with cold water and 1 teaspoon of tea (or 1 bag) for each cup and heat to a full boil. Pour it over the tea and brew for 3 to 5 minutes. For iced tea, use 50 percent more leaves to compensate for melting ice. Lavender lemonade As summer winds down, give yourself a lift with lavender lemonade.
By Jennifer Rubell and Jennifer Rubell,Tribune Media Services | July 18, 2004
Martha Stewart kept a few bottles of it on the defense table during her federal trial in New York. Ben Affleck drank it during an interview with Playboy. Teen-agers gulp it out of giant bottles with trippy graphics. And ladies-who-lunch sip it out of crystal glasses with a slice of lemon. Yes, we're talking about iced tea, the unofficial drink of summer. Around the country, iced tea is all the rage. According to Joe Simrany, president of the Tea Association of the U.S.A., Americans spent $2 billion on ready-to-drink iced tea last year, 10 times more than we spent in 1990.
By Nancy Jones Bonbrest, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2011
If you're looking for ice cream and iced tea to cool the heat of a summer day, you could go to the refrigerator. Or you could take a sweet trip to the newly opened Turkey Hill Experience in Lancaster County. The attraction from the Turkey Hill Dairy not only highlights what goes into making ice cream and iced tea but also brings the learning experience to visitors in a lively, hands-on approach. "People are fascinated by ice cream," said Quintin Frey, president of Turkey Hill and grandson of Armor Frey, who founded the dairy in 1931.
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