Real Southern Iced Tea

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Hoppin' John's Charleston, Beaufort & Savannah: Dining at Home in the Lowcountry

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1997

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The only tea grown in America is found about twenty miles south of Charleston on Wadmalaw Island at the Charleston Tea Plantation. Most southerners drink sweet tea by the gallon. When properly made, it’s truly delicious and absolutely thirst-quenching. For an authentic flavor, use Charleston tea (see Sources) or at least an orange pekoe tea. Because tea does not improve with age, Charleston’s is the freshest on the market. Orange pekoe tea is made with only th