When I think of the South, of Home, I think of Sweet Tea. It’s ingrained in the culture, and synonymous with warm summer nights, fresh local food, and a slower way of living. Ask any non-Southerner to describe the South, and I bet “Sweet Tea” makes the list. Like a lot of traditions in the South, Tea drinking was brought in from another culture, and modified to suit the Southern way of life. Just how did a fermented leaf from India, and the nectar of the sugar cane become the common liquid of southern life, and what is the secret to the perfect glass?