I am from a small town in North Carolina. It is a normal routine for us to consume sweet tea with every meal. To make sweet tea you add about 3/4 cup sugar to the pitcher of hot tea and let is dissolve. It really tastes great. I have tried it unsweet and I thought it was horrible! Once when I was in California I spent several hours just to find some sweet tea, but all I could find was instant. Trust me, nothing beats a cold glass of sweet tea.