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I’d never had southern iced tea from the southern states before this one, and wow, was it a great quality tea to start with. When brewed the southern style it made me want to just sit on a verandah all day watching the condensation dripping down my glass, unable to do more because of the heat. It broke my heart that when I went to order more, the company was no more. Just in case I asked my friend who sent it to me (who lives in the area) and she confirmed that she can’t find it anymore. Woe, this tea was better than almost any independent tea I’ve come across, especially for a tea in a bag!

(Note, for those who don’t know, steps to making this tea Southern style:

Step 1 – use freshly drawn cold water, and bring to a boil.
Step 2 – let tea steep 4-5 minutes in your favourite teapot, more if you like it super strong.
Step 3 – Add sweetener (Regular, 1 cup sugar, Southern, use 2 cups)
Step 4 – Fill a 1 gallon picture with ice, pour tea over ice.
Step 5 – Stir and enjoy! )

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
aisling of tea

Oh my god, the homesickness that welled up after reading this post! I’m from Tennessee (living in Toronto now), and the Smoky Mountains are where my family spent every vacation. I used to make sweet tea by the gallon for my friend’s dad when I’d stay at her house, and I made it daily at Pizza Hut as well. We used to love serving it to the “Yankees” and watch them freak out about the sugar content XD.

Oh man. Thanks for this trip back home!

Tina S.

I still have almost a full container of the tea . . . if you’d like some I’m more than willing to share a few bags. hugs

aisling of tea

Oh, no, I couldn’t, but thank you hugs True Southern Sweet tea is almost as bad for you as Coke! XD. Besides, any Southern girl worth her salt knows how to make a good pitcher of sweet tea out of any old black ;)

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aisling of tea

Oh my god, the homesickness that welled up after reading this post! I’m from Tennessee (living in Toronto now), and the Smoky Mountains are where my family spent every vacation. I used to make sweet tea by the gallon for my friend’s dad when I’d stay at her house, and I made it daily at Pizza Hut as well. We used to love serving it to the “Yankees” and watch them freak out about the sugar content XD.

Oh man. Thanks for this trip back home!

Tina S.

I still have almost a full container of the tea . . . if you’d like some I’m more than willing to share a few bags. hugs

aisling of tea

Oh, no, I couldn’t, but thank you hugs True Southern Sweet tea is almost as bad for you as Coke! XD. Besides, any Southern girl worth her salt knows how to make a good pitcher of sweet tea out of any old black ;)

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An avid tea addict in the GTA, Ontario, Canada. I’m always looking for new teas and new tea addicted friends!

My preference is loose leaf of all varieties, however the occasional bagged tea can come along and charm me. Flavoured or straight, there is a good chance that I will be falling in love.

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My ratings system is based on the smiley faces above the ratings scale.

0-10 — This tea didn’t get past the initial sip process. I just couldn’t bring myself to drink more, I found it so horrible.

11-50 — It made it past first sips, but as I drank a bit more I realized I really wasn’t enjoying the tea, and would never drink it again.

51-60 — I probably made it through the cup, but won’t be trying another one.

61-69 — Either it’s a mystery tea and I can’t decide if I like it or not, or it is one that I felt was purely adequate.

70-85 — These are the teas that I appreciate and/or like. If they are falling in this area they are ones that I would definitely re-buy, however are not ones that I must always have on hand. The good, but not the amazing.

86-94 — These are the favourites. My cupboard feels empty if they aren’t inside.

95-100 — Tea perfection!

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GTA, Ontario, Canada

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