It's a tradition in the south- three simple ingredients and we are blessed with something heavenly. Water, tea bags and sugar will give you the perfect sweet tea drink we all love. Sweet tea is more than a drink where I'm from. It's what is always in the fridge at home, delivered by the sweet waitress uptown and offered to any visitor whether it be the plumber or your very best friend. There are a million ways you can spruce it up with mint or berries but I prefer the simple every day tea! Every time I start a new health kick and vow to rule out all soda and any drink other than water I assume sweet tea is the only exception! The North and South are of course separated by the Mason Dixon Line but I read a magazine article once they said it all too well: The real separation is when you pass over from that one diner with southern sweet tea to the poor North one that refuses to cooperate, bless their hearts. Luckily tea is awfully hard to mess up and everyone makes it a little different. The one thing that never changes it how amazing this drink is. I think I will pour me a glass right now- Have a great day!