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National Iced Tea Day Today

FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

Iced tea can be a great refreshing drink on a hot day, and it has some health benefits.

Studies have shown tea can help sooth sore throats, reduce stress, and lower risks for heart disease and cancer.

While we often think of iced tea as a modern convenience, it's believed that it was created in 1904 at the St. Louis World Fair.

An English tea plantation owner was selling hot tea on a hot day, and fair visitors weren't buying. So he decided to add some ice and serve it cold. The rest, they say, is history.

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