this is my go-to tea after having mint tea at a Mediterranean restaurant. its best sweetened with honey, but if you go cold with a large amount of it (like I normally do) i sweeten it with organic sugar.
I probably shouldn’t like this tea: it’s flavored, it’s bagged, and it’s title evokes nostalgia for a slaveowner sipping tea on his porch in the antebellum south. But somehow the spearmint works. It lifts this tea above most bagged varieties. It’s quite sweet too; and comforting. Perhaps in much that same way that many Americans are comforted by slave-era stereotypes of black people.