We recently discovered that our Black Water River Roast Yaupon Tea – both with and without chicory, makes the perfect, and we mean perfect Southern Sweet Tea. And it’s not just us saying so!
At farmers’ market after farmers’ market and festival after festival, people are raving about how perfect the Emerald Coast Tea Company’s Black Water River Roast teas are for making authentic Southern Sweet Tea! In fact, it works so well we consistently run out of the product.
This makes sense for several reasons.
First, Yaupon is the only indigenous tea plant to the United States. It is found predominantly in the Southeast, the home of authentic Southern Sweet Tea. All the store bought teas use tea leaves from China, Sri Lanka, Argentina, and India, to name just a few places. Only yaupon tea leaves can be called truly American – and truly Southern.
We also found that adding chicory – a Southern staple now discovered to have a wellspring of health benefits for those who consume it – cuts the light tannin finish of yaupon tea (a finish with far less tannin than any other tea). With the removal of the tannin finish the natural unsweetened yaupon tea taste give an illusion of sweet, perfect for “Northerners” (and we say that with affection) and diabetics who seek something refreshing without sugar or chemical additives.
So, why not try the only tea that can be called “authentic” when it comes to Southern Sweet Tea? Grown, harvested, roasted, and made in America, the Emerald Coast Tea Company’s Black Water River Roast Yaupon Teas (regular and with chicory) will not only please your palate but quench your thirst!