Every year, the US tea aficionados celebrate the National Iced Tea Month in June. The country consumed more than 65 billion servings of tea, or over 3 billion gallons, in 2010. Of that, approximately 85% in form of iced tea, which is a hydrating alternative to sugary beverages like soda and may help boost weight loss efforts. According to a recent study, drinking 2 cups of tea daily is associated with a lower percentage of body fat and weight control. Iced tea also remains a great tasting beverage and is virtually calorie-free and contains no sodium, fat, carbonation, or sugar. 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend eating a diet with less sugar and have singled out tea as the beverage of choice.