This week's writing prompt is coffee. Yuck! Since I hate coffee (it does smell divine), I thought I'd write about my favorite, can't live without, must have, beverage - iced tea!
I was born and raised in Virginia. For some people, just hearing the word Virginia makes them think of the country for some weird reason. I grew up in Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach is far from "country" and is actually the largest resort city in the world. Growing up, the population was probably around 200,000 or so. Now, there are about 450,000+ and it still seems to be growing!!
My point is, I grew up in the south, but in a very "non-southern" town. However, I do love traditional southern sweet iced tea. I make a gallon of fresh brewed iced tea at least every other day. It is the first thing I drink in the morning, and the last thing I drink at night. Everybody who comes to my house, knows that I will always have cold, sweet iced tea in the fridge. Always.
In the summer, neighborhood children come to our house and claim that they are so thirsty they cannot possibly make the trip back to their own houses (across the street or next door) and please oh please can they have some tea? Of course, I pour the tea freely and they always come back for more. To me, iced tea is the essence of southern hospitality.