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Do you know the origin of iced tea? According to legend, Richard Blechynden, an enterprising English merchant, was put in charge of the tea pavilion during the St. Louis Fair, in 1904 . Unfortunately, in planning for the Fair, he never considered the potential impact of weather. When Mother Nature produced a blistering summer day, cups of hot tea were not a popular item with the fairgoers. Exhausted and desperate to showcase his product, Blechynden tried serving the tea cold in glasses filled with ice. The scheme was an instant success, and iced tea was born.
If you are a fan of iced tea, you should try this variation of the classic iced drink. Enjoy!
Refreshing Citrus Green Iced Tea
2 cups of prepared green tea
3 tablespoons of honey or your favorite sweetener
500 ml (2 cups) of fresh squeezed Grapefruit juice
A sprig of fresh lemon balm to garnish – if desired
Sweeten the prepared green tea with honey, and allow to cool completely. Add the grapefruit juice to the tea in a large pitcher. Add ice cubes to 4 tall glasses, and fill with tea. Top with a little piece of lemon balm if desired. Serve immediately. A variation of this that works well is using orange juice instead of grapefruit.
Let’s get back to our Tea Leaf Reading Dictionary! Today’s letter is the letter K!
Kettle: Health problems may be on the horizon. Also a sign of possible other trouble being on the way. Be cautious
Keyhole: You have someone untrustworthy around you. Watch your back
King on a Throne: Steadfastness, security, and overall peace. A sign that there is a potential promotion to a high value position in the works.
Knives: One knife indicates a sign of unpleasantness while multiple knives indicate deeper danger that needs to be watched out for. Not necessarily of the physical kind, this could also indicate a financial disaster or a personal one.
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