Friday, 22 August 2008, 10:32:36 EDT
The last time I went to get my haircut I was sitting in the waiting area when I noticed a magazine with an odd title — Garden and Gun. I just had to find out what this magazine contained, so I started reading the table of contents. That's when I found the article entitled Sweet Tea. Being the southerner that I am, I immediately flipped to this article and read it. I really enjoyed the article. The author does an excellent job of capturing the southern obsession in print:
No matter the source, our affection for sweet tea characteristically reaches religious fervor. Ask any Southerner where the best sweet tea is served, and he or she will have an opinion. I once knew a man who would drive forty-five minutes to a south Georgia Chick-fil-A because it had what he deemed the tea of the gods. This is not the sort of devotion one finds with other beverages, even coffee. Coffee is an addiction. Sweet tea is an obsession.
If you love sweet tea, or just want to try and understand why people drink the stuff, give the article a read. I'm sure you will enjoy it.
- sweet tea