Sweet Tea, Tetley Please

As we all know, I am a Georgia Girl..  Born and Raised.

A "true Southerner."  
With that, I hope you know that this Southern Girl LOVES Sweet Tea.  
A nice glass of Sweet Iced Tea is always a good thing.  
It is something that can not be played around with either :)

It is funny when you go to a restaurant that serves UNsweet Tea only...

If you order Sweet Tea, they will either say they do not make it, or they will tell you that they will bring you a glass of unsweet tea and some sugar and you can make it yourself...
If you are a sweet tea fan, as I am, you know that doesn't work... 

The tea has to be hot/warm when you add the sugar to get it to melt... 

Let me tell you the best way to make your sweet tea:
Purchase TETLEY ICED TEA bags.
Put your tea bag in a pot of water.  Let the water come to a nice boil.  Once it is boiling, turn the stove off and place a lid on your pot.  Let it steep for a bit.  (Time varies when I make it)
Add sugar to your tea pitcher.  (Amount depends upon how sweet you want your tea.)
Then, pour your steeped tea into the pitcher.
Stir the sugar to melt into the tea.
Then add ice cold water to fill up the pitcher.
Stir it, place in fridge.
Pour over ice when ready to drink.  
It is pretty good with a lemon, but Marc doesn't like it with lemon.

(I say Tetley, as that has been the Tea I have always enjoyed... My Nana used to make Tetley, so I was raised on it.)

If you like hot tea, you can join the craze and try out "teasplashing" : combine either green or black decaffeinated Tetley Tea with 100% juice – apple, blueberry and pomegranate.
Why am I telling you this?
Well, because for the most part, I can talk about anything... at least a little.. 
But really, it goes back to the Olympics and an email I received...

Here is the email:

All of the athletes who found success in London this summer share the traits of dedication, instinct and phenomenal physical abilities.  But could there be another common thread between the countries that found the most success in the summer games?  
Tetley, the British tea enjoyed by more English households, looked at the important role tea plays in the cultures of the top winning countries to see if it might be the secret weapon.
United States: 
The US had a solid showing in swimming and the women’s gymnastics team was able to keep their cool to reclaim the top title.  As it happens, in the US, 85% of tea is consumed over ice - which is quite different from the rest of the world.  So tea- hot and iced is still a popular beverage throughout the country.

With top honors in sports like swimming and diving, China was a dominant force this Summer.  Tea happens to be one of the most important parts of any meal or social gathering in China and is had with almost every meal.
Russia not only came with top honors on the mat with gymnastics but also dominated on the Track & Field events.  Russia was part of the most dramatic battle against the American gymnast for first place.  These athletes showed tremendous performance and are now running for third place with the most winning medals. Tea is a traditional beverage in Russia and it is consumed by more than 90% of Russian citizens and is a very important part of hospitality and hosting guests.


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FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. I love sweet tea too, but I don't make it well. I will have to try your recipe.

  2. My husband LOVES sweet tea. I happen to like bold, plain hot tea. I drink it when I have a cold or allergy issues.

  3. I'm a GA girl too and love my sweet tea! My family goes through a pitcher of sweet tea a day. Where in GA are you at??

    mama2kaylabug at gmail dot com

  4. This is my fav brand of tea!



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