Celebrate National Iced Tea Month

Today kicks off a month-long celebration for one of the country’s favorite beverages: iced tea.

According to the Tea Association of the U.S.A., Americans consumed over 80 billion servings of tea, or more than 3.60 billion gallons, in the last year alone, and approximately 85% of that tea is iced. These numbers only continue to grow — which isn’t too surprising when you consider that tea’s healthy reputation falls in line with recent beverage trends.

As the largest blender of foodservice iced tea in America, we understand value iced tea can bring to a restaurant, both in terms of customer traffic and profitability.

Here are some great resources to learn more about the iced tea industry and S&D’s commitment to providing quality iced tea to its customers — we recommend reading them with a chilled glass of your favorite iced tea in hand!

S&D’s Fresh Brewed Iced Tea

S&D QSR Iced Tea Case Study

Tea Fact Sheet from the Tea Association of the U.S.A.

Recent Nation’s Restaurant News article, highlighting emerging beverages, including flavored iced teas

North American Tea Championship, a professionally judged tea competition where S&D received nine awards for iced tea products last year