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August 21st is National Sweet Tea Day! ?#NationalSweetTeaDay

Posted on August 21, 2018

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Here’s 5 facts about Tea:

  1. Many say iced tea was ‘invented’ at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair where ice was added to hot tea to cool down the visitors.
  2. Thomas Sullivan ‘accidentally’ invented the teabag when he sent out tea samples in small silk pouches to customers in 1904. The pouches proved much less messy thatn raw tea leaves. The rest is history.
  3. Tea is believed to have arrived in Europe thanks to a Portuguese Jesuit priest named Jasper de Cruz after visiting China in 1590
  4.  Drinking tea helps boost the immune system do to its natural antibacterial properties.
  5. Tea can also help regulate cholesterol.

Today’s Food History

  • 1814 Benjamin Thompson, Count von Rumford died. American physician who invented the percolator, a pressure cooker and a kitchen stove. He is frequently credited with creating baked Alaska.
  • 1988 Pubs are now allowed to stay open 12 hours each day (except Sunday) in the U.K.
  • 1997 The largest food recall in U.S. history. Hudson Foods closed its Nebraska plant and recalled 25 million pounds of ground beef that were potentially contaminated with E. coli 01557:H7

June 10th is National Iced Tea Day! Yes please! #NationalIcedTeaDay

Posted on June 10, 2018

Iced Tea

Happy National Iced Tea Day!

Did you know…

  1. A cup of black tea has half as much caffeine as a cup of coffee.
  2. Drinking milk may mean stronger bones, but the same goes for a cup of tea!
  3. In one day, an experienced tea picker can collect around 70 pounds of tea! That’s enough tea to make 14000 cups! Talk about filling a quota.
  4. A large amount of caffeine is released from tea after the first 30 seconds of brewing. Dumping this content out and pouring new hot water is a neat trick for caffeine conscience tea drinkers.
  5. There are four main types of tea: white, green, oolong, and black. But depending on the influence of culture, these four types can turn into thousands of varieties.

Today’s Food History

  • 1869 Frozen food was shipped long distance for the first time. Frozen Texas beef shipped by steamship to New Orleans.
  • 1943 Laslo Biro patented the ball point pen.
  • 1952 Mylar was registered as a DuPont trademark. Mylar is a very strong polyester film that has gradually replaced cellophane. It is used as a food wrap in addition to many other non-food uses.
  • 1965 Jimmy Chamberlain of the music group ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’ was born.
  • 1971‘Want Ads’ by Honey Cone is #1 on the charts
  • 1973 William Motter Inge died. An American playwright, he was the author of ‘Picnic’ which was also filmed in 1956.
  • 1985 A ‘Most Embarrassing Moment’: Coca Cola announced it was bringing back the old formula Coke, to replace the New Coke nobody wanted.
  • 1990 Burger King began using Newman’s Own Salad Dressings

August 21st is National Sweet Tea Day!

Posted on August 21, 2017

High-res version

Here’s 5 facts about Tea:

  1. Many say iced tea was ‘invented’ at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair where ice was added to hot tea to cool down the visitors.
  2. Thomas Sullivan ‘accidentally’ invented the teabag when he sent out tea samples in small silk pouches to customers in 1904. The pouches proved much less messy thatn raw tea leaves. The rest is history.
  3. Tea is believed to have arrived in Europe thanks to a Portuguese Jesuit priest named Jasper de Cruz after visiting China in 1590
  4.  Drinking tea helps boost the immune system do to its natural antibacterial properties.
  5. Tea can also help regulate cholesterol.

Today’s Food History

  • 1814 Benjamin Thompson, Count von Rumford died. American physician who invented the percolator, a pressure cooker and a kitchen stove. He is frequently credited with creating baked Alaska.
  • 1988 Pubs are now allowed to stay open 12 hours each day (except Sunday) in the U.K.
  • 1997 The largest food recall in U.S. history. Hudson Foods closed its Nebraska plant and recalled 25 million pounds of ground beef that were potentially contaminated with E. coli 01557:H7

June 10th is National Iced Tea Day

Posted on June 10, 2017

Iced Tea

Did you know…

  1. A cup of black tea has half as much caffeine as a cup of coffee.
  2. Drinking milk may mean stronger bones, but the same goes for a cup of tea!
  3. In one day, an experienced tea picker can collect around 70 pounds of tea! That’s enough tea to make 14000 cups! Talk about filling a quota.
  4. A large amount of caffeine is released from tea after the first 30 seconds of brewing. Dumping this content out and pouring new hot water is a neat trick for caffeine conscience tea drinkers.
  5. There are four main types of tea: white, green, oolong, and black. But depending on the influence of culture, these four types can turn into thousands of varieties.

Today’s Food History

  • 1869 Frozen food was shipped long distance for the first time. Frozen Texas beef shipped by steamship to New Orleans.
  • 1943 Laslo Biro patented the ball point pen.
  • 1952 Mylar was registered as a DuPont trademark. Mylar is a very strong polyester film that has gradually replaced cellophane. It is used as a food wrap in addition to many other non-food uses.
  • 1965 Jimmy Chamberlain of the music group ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’ was born.
  • 1971 ‘Want Ads’ by Honey Cone is #1 on the charts
  • 1973 William Motter Inge died. An American playwright, he was the author of ‘Picnic’ which was also filmed in 1956.
  • 1985 A ‘Most Embarrassing Moment’: Coca Cola announced it was bringing back the old formula Coke, to replace the New Coke nobody wanted.
  • 1990 Burger King began using Newman’s Own Salad Dressings

August 21st is National Sweet Tea Day!

Posted on August 21, 2016

High-res version

Here’s 5 facts about Tea:

  1. Many say iced tea was ‘invented’ at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair where ice was added to hot tea to cool down the visitors.
  2. Thomas Sullivan ‘accidentally’ invented the teabag when he sent out tea samples in small silk pouches to customers in 1904. The pouches proved much less messy thatn raw tea leaves. The rest is history.
  3. Tea is believed to have arrived in Europe thanks to a Portuguese Jesuit priest named Jasper de Cruz after visiting China in 1590
  4.  Drinking tea helps boost the immune system do to its natural antibacterial properties.
  5. Tea can also help regulate cholesterol.

Today’s Food History

  • 1814 Benjamin Thompson, Count von Rumford died. American physician who invented the percolator, a pressure cooker and a kitchen stove. He is frequently credited with creating baked Alaska.
  • 1988 Pubs are now allowed to stay open 12 hours each day (except Sunday) in the U.K.
  • 1997 The largest food recall in U.S. history. Hudson Foods closed its Nebraska plant and recalled 25 million pounds of ground beef that were potentially contaminated with E. coli 01557:H7

June 10th is National Iced Tea Day

Posted on June 10, 2016

High-res version

Did you know…

  1. A cup of black tea has half as much caffeine as a cup of coffee.
  2. Drinking milk may mean stronger bones, but the same goes for a cup of tea!
  3. In one day, an experienced tea picker can collect around 70 pounds of tea! That’s enough tea to make 14000 cups! Talk about filling a quota.
  4. A large amount of caffeine is released from tea after the first 30 seconds of brewing. Dumping this content out and pouring new hot water is a neat trick for caffeine conscience tea drinkers.
  5. There are four main types of tea: white, green, oolong, and black. But depending on the influence of culture, these four types can turn into thousands of varieties.

Today’s Food History

  • 1869 Frozen food was shipped long distance for the first time. Frozen Texas beef shipped by steamship to New Orleans.
  • 1943 Laslo Biro patented the ball point pen.
  • 1952 Mylar was registered as a DuPont trademark. Mylar is a very strong polyester film that has gradually replaced cellophane. It is used as a food wrap in addition to many other non-food uses.
  • 1965 Jimmy Chamberlain of the music group ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’ was born.
  • 1971 ‘Want Ads’ by Honey Cone is #1 on the charts
  • 1973 William Motter Inge died. An American playwright, he was the author of ‘Picnic’ which was also filmed in 1956.
  • 1985 A ‘Most Embarrassing Moment’: Coca Cola announced it was bringing back the old formula Coke, to replace the New Coke nobody wanted.
  • 1990 Burger King began using Newman’s Own Salad Dressings

June 10 is National Iced Tea Day

Posted on June 10, 2015

(photo credit: Thinkstock)

(photo credit: Thinkstock)

Did you know

iced tea makes up about 85% of all tea consumed in the United States.

Fact: In the South, sweet iced tea is “iced tea” by defult.

Did you know…

  1. A cup of black tea has half as much caffeine as a cup of coffee.
  2. Drinking milk may mean stronger bones, but the same goes for a cup of tea!
  3. In one day, an experienced tea picker can collect around 70 pounds of tea! That’s enough tea to make 14000 cups! Talk about filling a quota.
  4. A large amount of caffeine is released from tea after the first 30 seconds of brewing. Dumping this content out and pouring new hot water is a neat trick for caffeine conscience tea drinkers.
  5. There are four main types of tea: white, green, oolong, and black. But depending on the influence of culture, these four types can turn into thousands of varieties.

Today’s Food History

  • 1869 Frozen food was shipped long distance for the first time. Frozen Texas beef shipped by steamship to New Orleans.
  • 1943 Laslo Biro patented the ball point pen.
  • 1952 Mylar was registered as a DuPont trademark. Mylar is a very strong polyester film that has gradually replaced cellophane. It is used as a food wrap in addition to many other non-food uses.
  • 1965 Jimmy Chamberlain of the music group ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’ was born.
  • 1971 ‘Want Ads’ by Honey Cone is #1 on the charts
  • 1973 William Motter Inge died. An American playwright, he was the author of ‘Picnic’ which was also filmed in 1956.
  • 1985 A ‘Most Embarrassing Moment’: Coca Cola announced it was bringing back the old formula Coke, to replace the New Coke nobody wanted.
  • 1990 Burger King began using Newman’s Own Salad Dressings

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