Despite the ever-present popularity of coffee, industry experts have noted that hot tea is a growing item for many Americans. Ready-to-drink tea sales have grown 15 percent in the last ten years, according to the Tea Association of the USA Inc. Iowa tea producers and shops have noticed the trend, with many local cafes grow their own tea options. Some shops host tea parties at their shops, while others focus on providing locally-sourced products to entice new customers, reports The State. Full Story

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