Growing up, I never liked iced tea. It was never really around like the oh-so-familiar sodas and juices.
Then, I moved to The South and BAM! Iced tea is EVERYWHERE! But I was quickly corrected by a waitress – “You mean sweet tea?”
I still never really ordered it, but the boyfriend did. I occasionally would take a sip here and there of his tea, and before I knew it I was hooked! That stuff is awesome! And I can’t get enough!
Then something very serious happened. I witnessed a waitress making a batch of sweet tea. It went a little something like this. Water + sugar + sugar + more and more BAGS of SUGAR! I knew there had to be sugar in it to be sweet, but I never knew there was THAT much sugar! It was a sad, sad day in Sweet Tooth Town.
Then, I was let in on a little secret. Half sweet/Half unsweet. Just as delish…but is this considered a sin in the South? Just don't tell Paula Deen....
I can now move on with my life…one half and half Nectar of the Southern Gods at a time.