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.

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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.