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What is Sweet Tea?

What is Sweet Tea?

Tea is a drink with a history dating thousands of years with its origins in the area of southern China. We don’t know exactly who first figured out that you could put the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis (tea-plant) in hot water and drink the resulting liquid, although there are plenty of legends. One of the most outlandish legends for the birth of tea says that a Buddhist monk became so distraught when he fell asleep while meditating that he cut off his eyelids and threw them to the ground. The next day two tea plants were growing in the exact spot he threw his eyelids. Serious, I’d say you can’t make this stuff up but apparently someone did!   The Origins of Sweet Tea…

How to make Sweet Tea?

How to make Southern Style Sweet Tea

  So, you want to learn how to make sweet tea? Lucky for you, we at Sweet Tea Junkie know a thing or two about making this most amazing beverage and thus have decided to devote some time to show you the fine art of brewing up the drink that is uniquely “The South.” Before we get started with a few sweet tea recipes allow me to show you through a brief history of sweet tea and explain why it is that this very simple drink is so celebrated. First, tea itself is a drink that traces its roots back thousands of years, and by most estimations is the second most popular drink in the world after of course water. Sweet Tea is quite a…