Why put the kettle away just because the sun's come out? Here's how to enjoy a cuppa and stay cool in the summer heat.
In the past, 10 June might not have been a big date in your diary. But that could be about to change. Why? Because it’s National Iced Tea Day. Wait, what do you mean ‘what’s so special about iced tea?’ Well, let us tell you.
A nation of tea drinkers (most of the time)
We're a nation of tea drinkers. But, when summer comes along, you don't necessarily want a hot drink. That’s when it’s iced tea’s time to shine. It’s a drink that’s actually more common in mainland Europe and the U.S., but it’s gaining traction here in the UK, and here are three reasons why:
1. It keeps you hydrated — tea is second only to water for hydration. What’s more, the caffeine will give you that extra boost you need to get through the day.
2. It’s low in sugar — a healthier way to enjoy a tasty beverage if you want something other than water.
3. It keeps you calm — drinking iced tea can calm your nerves and stop you from getting stressed (a common condition in the summer sun). So it can help you keep calm and carry on.
Oh, and let’s not forget that it’s delicious, too. That’s important.
Time to celebrate
Iced tea is a great way to adapt a national favourite and enjoy the beverage you love all year round (albeit in a different form).
It also reminds us of the beauty of seasonal produce. Just because the weather changes, doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of delicious meals to enjoy. That’s why we create great food that your people love — making sure they’re happy and full of energy, whatever the weather.
Discover how we create exciting seasonal menus to meet your needs.