June 10 is Iced Tea Day

There is nothing like a cold drink on a hot day. For about 2 billion people, iced tea is their drink of choice. Tea is a very versatile drink, being able to be served hot and cold. It’s also healthy for you as well!

Tea is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants rid your body of harmful free radicals, which could damage your cells. These may help increase your metabolism, potentially helping you lose weight. Antioxidants found in oolong tea, may remove the free radicals responsible for aging the skin and creating dark spots.

While making tea, remember that if the directions say “teaspoon,” they are not talking about a measuring teaspoon. A measuring teaspoon holds about 5 mL and has a round head. A teaspoon has an oval head, like the one in your cutlery drawer. The British figured out that a teaspoon held the right amount of tea leaves for a cup of tea.

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