America’s love affair with iced tea dates back to the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, when an enterprising English tea merchant named Richard Blechynden was put in charge of distributing hot tea samples to the public. When unseasonably warm temperatures drove the crowds away, Blechynden decided to "ice" his tea by running it through chilled lead pipes. Needless to say, the cold brew proved a hit.
Today, over 80 percent of the tea consumed in the U.S. is served iced. Find out which thirst-quenchers made GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Bottled Iced Teas.