True, it's a southern thing. I grew up drinking it. That tea is one of those consumables you just don't see around SoCal where I live now. I bet there are people my age here who have never once had a glass of "sweet tea." People here also have no idea what boiled peanuts are.I'm surprised boiled peanuts never took off outside of the south. Seems like the kind of snack just about anyone would enjoy.