As the sun shines bright and days stretch longer into the evening, we at Upton Tea Imports begin to anticipate our favorite outdoor activities. Of course, the beautiful days always bring scorching summer heat. To cool off, most tea lovers would agree that there is nothing better than relaxing with a chilled glass of iced tea. Enjoyed seasonally here in New England, iced tea is a perennial favorite throughout the country, especially in the South where it is better known as sweet tea.
A fanciful tale of iced tea's invention at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair has been popularized by numerous sources. Because of this, very few people are aware of the complete history of this uniquely American drink.
"Upton Tea Imports was founded in 1989 with the objective of providing the North American tea drinker with
the finest teas available. We purchase teas from reputable brokers and estates worldwide, dealing only with
sources who are capable of providing top quality teas. We sell directly to the consumer, thus ensuring the
freshest product and fairest pricing."