When the temperatures start to climb, Kat’s favorite beverage is iced tea. She brews it up in all sorts of ways, and dozens of flavors. But her most favorite way to enjoy it is strong, sweet southern style tea. On hot sticky days, nothing cools her off more than a glass of sweet tea.
Kat’s grandpa used to brew his own sweet tea using a big old pitcher. Grandpa’s tea always had the perfect flavor- the balance of brisk black tea and sweetener. He would never reveal his recipe, it was his pride and joy. Kat could never get it just right on her own no matter how many times she tried. Recently she was browsing sweet tea products online and came across Southern Breeze Sweet Tea on Amazon. The reviews were excellent, and she was quite intrigued. She ordered a box of the ‘original’ tea, and steeped up a pitcher.
Kat was so impressed with the flavor. It has brisk, earthy black tea with just the right balance of sweetness. Sure, it wasn’t her grandpa’s tea, but it hit the spot more than any other she’s tried to make herself. She loves that this tea is super simple to make, and doesn’t have any cane sugar. The tea is blended with splenda, so it’s sweet and refreshing without any calories or sugar. One sip of this tea and Kat was transported to her Grandpa’s porch; sitting in a rocking chair, sipping sweet tea to keep cool. She could even hear the birds and cicadas in the background.
Preparing the tea is quite simple. Boil 2 quarts of water, add 2 teabags to a large pitcher, and pour in the hot water, steep for 3 minutes. Remove the teabags and pop in the fridge until nice and cool. Kat adds plenty of ice, and lemon, lime, berries, whatever she’s feeling like. It’s delicious on its own, or as a blank canvas for whatever flavors you want to add.
Kat’s tried the classic original flavor, and also love the peach tea, which is a nice blend of fruit flavor, sweetness, and tea. She loves the peach flavor for backyard BBQs and lazy picnics in the sun. She also keeps the raspberry flavor in her pantry. It’s a little tangy, a little sweet, and perfect on its own or even in an iced tea cocktail. She’s planning on bringing it in a cooler for a fun day of boating. She also wants to pick up the lemon flavor- sweet lemon tea sounds absolutely refreshing! Perfect for those summer getaways to the beach and the lake.
Even though I’m a teacup, I still do love helping Kat brew up icy cold sweet tea. I also don’t mind getting a little bit of a rest in the summer months. Teacups need vacations too, dearies! So, are you intrigued to try Southern Breeze? If you do give it a try, I’d love to hear what you think! I hope you like it as much as Kat does!