Brew a Batch of the Good {GIVEAWAY}

by Heather

This Sweet Tea post is sponsored by Southern Breeze Sweet Tea. Read on for a giveaway!
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I still remember the day I moved into my southern college campus. A fellow student held the door of our dorm wide open for me while I was still 100 feet away. First I thought it was odd; then sweet. It was my first introduction to southern etiquette. I knew I was on to something with this random college I picked in the middle of North Carolina.

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I spent more than my first year here in the south learning southern-isms and southern sayings. Some were easy to catch on to; others might as well have been a foreign language. I learned toboggans were more than just sleds, you mash the brakes, cut the light on, and get in a wreck, not a car accident.

Then I learned about Southern food. The first rule of Southern food: you don’t mess with it. Anything green is made with ham or bacon, everything gets more butter {I’m looking at you, Paula Deen}, and you don’t mess with the family biscuit recipe.

You also don’t ask for your tea “sweetened or unsweetened”, the way I learned in my waitressing days. Tea here is just sweet. Sure, you can ask for it unsweetened, but there’s a pretty good chance the waiter will think you made a mistake and bring you a glass of the sweet stuff. And no, “sweet tea” isn’t just iced tea with sugar packets emptied into it at the table. It’s brewed hot, with just the right amount of sugar, then cooled with ice.

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Sounds like a bit of work for a refreshing glass of sweet tea. You can make it easier though. Southern Breeze Sweet Tea makes a family-sized tea bag with the sweetener in the bag, so all you have to do is let it steep and toss in some ice to let it chill.

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Refreshment, at your service.

Even the Southern husband gave it his seal of approval. That’s sayin’ sumthin.

Want to not take his word for it and try it for yourself? Southern Breeze is giving away a sweet tea gift basket.

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Leave a comment about what you love about Sweet Tea or share a memory of being together with family or friends and drinking Sweet Tea to enter! Feel free to share the giveaway on social media too, of course.

southern breeze sweet tea bags

Giveaway ends Monday June 30th. In case you don’t win, Southern Breeze Sweet Tea is available at Harris Teeter, Ingles, Wegman’s & Amazon.com, or find them on Facebook or Twitter.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Southern Breeze Sweet Tea.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Carla June 23, 2014 at 7:15 am
IM IN! the south made my fam LOVE THE SWEET TEA.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine June 23, 2014 at 7:39 am
Sweet Tea is the definition of Summer!
Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie June 23, 2014 at 8:25 am
I love sweet tea! My Aunt taught me how to make it my first summer in Hawaii.
Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating June 23, 2014 at 1:15 pm
Oh my goodness, I would LOVE to win this giveaway. As a true Southern girl, born and raised, I definitely know the devotion to Sweet Tea down here, haha! Drinking sweet tea out of mason jars is indeed a common occurrence at family and friend's houses. And any wedding I've ever been to? You take your tea sweet or don't have it at all. Period. :)
Caroline June 23, 2014 at 6:48 pm
The first time I had sweet tea was a summer I lived in Colorado. I learned to make it from someone who lived in the south, and have loved it since then!
Amanda Healey June 24, 2014 at 11:35 am
My new favorite sweet tea memory is drinking it at my Baby Shower in May. It was so nice seeing friends and family that we haven't seen in a while! The sweet tea was a perfect touch :) Thank you! Amanda avalenti6936 at yahoo dot com
Jenny N June 27, 2014 at 6:29 am
I have made so many gallons of tea that I could not count them all. My family has to have it everyday! You would think they would get tired of it but they don't. Loved reading your post. My favorite time to make tea is when someone from up north visits because they really do enjoy it.
Emily June 27, 2014 at 8:22 pm
I like sweet tea because it reminds me of my mama!
Joni Owada June 28, 2014 at 3:16 am
Drinking sweet tea reminds me of summer days on the farm sitting at the picnic table as a family!!! Love it!
Rachael Smith June 28, 2014 at 3:05 pm
It Texas! We drink nothing but sweet tea down here especially now that we are in the 100+ degree weather! I remember my mom making tea as a little girl. She would always put it in the sun to steep and told us that it tasted better cause it had sunshine in it!
Becky Lyons Borgia (@BeckyatGUNIHCC) June 28, 2014 at 4:59 pm
I am a Southern implant, but I couldn't imagine life without my sweet tea. I drink it almost every day.
savanah bourgeois June 29, 2014 at 9:39 pm
I love sweet tea! it's my favorite type of tea. I wish I lived in the south, it's more normal around there. I ask for sweet tea in Massachusetts and they look at me crazy. My favorite summer drink is sweet tea.
Kristi Sorg June 30, 2014 at 11:16 pm
I remember years ago when my mother was still living, she LOVED when I made sweet tea and it was always a request of hers when she came to visit. I make it today, even though she is gone, because I know how much she enjoyed it.

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