While immersing tea leaves in hot water to enjoy as a beverage dates back to 2737 BC with a Chinese Emperor, the acceptance of iced tea only gained ground in the late 1800’s when recipes appeared in print. Its popularity grew rapidly after the overwhelming heat of the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis from a creative tea vendor and grew to what it is today — where over 158 million Americans drink tea on any given day. It is the only beverage that is consistently served hold or cold, and over the years, has been shown to boast many health benefits in a vast array of flavor profiles. Whether someone in Parkersburg, West Virginia, drinks iced tea year-round, or another in North Canton, Ohio, uses green tea as a method of infusing their body with extra antioxidants, Ohio Tea Company offers hundreds of refreshing teas that are perfect for relaxation, while offering the benefits of drinking teas that are high in antioxidants. This local tea company offers free shipping on their wide selection of loose-leaf teas, as well as tea pots and infusers that are ideal for creating the perfect glass of iced tea on a hot summer’s day. Ohio Tea Company even offers fun and educational tea tasting classes for anyone from Marietta, Ohio, to Cleveland, Ohio, who would like to expand their horizons. Stay updated by visiting their Facebook Page.