National Sweet Tea Day

21st Aug National Sweet Tea Day

National Sweet Tea Day is celebrated every 21st of August every year. This special day gives dedication and honor to sweet tea which is one of the most loved beverages of all time. Sweet tea is similar to iced tea. The only difference is that syrup or sugar is added to black tea while it is still being brewed or while it is still very hot.

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About the National Sweet Tea Day

During the National Sweet Tea Day, people conduct various activities that let them achieve the objectives or purposes of the celebration. For one, people make their own deliciously good sweet tea. Others prefer to relax in a tea shop by ordering sweet tea. People also shout out on social media how they are participating in the celebration of this special day.National Sweet Tea Day


The oldest known recipe for sweet tea can be traced back to in1879. During the Second World War, the primary sources of green tea were cut off from the USA. They were left mostly with tea from India, which produced black tea (India was colonized by Britain at that time).

With a little bit of knowledge about the origins of sweet tea, even less is known about the history of the National Sweet Tea Day. We don’t know when, where, and how it began. We also don’t have a clue as to who founded it. But still, we can make a good guess as to why such an event was established in the first place. Perhaps a person or a group of people thought that sweet tea is so delicious and has become popular. They must have then thought that sweet tea deserves a spot on the list of food holidays celebrated every year.


As mentioned earlier, the National Sweet Tea Day is held every 21st of August each year.

Celebration Ideas and Activities

The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the National Sweet Tea Day as best as it can be:

Make Your Own Sweet Tea

Of course, the best thing that you can do for this day is to make your own sweet tea. Doing so is actually quite easy. You only need to prepare the black tea, some syrup or sugar, and a kettle for boiling water. Boil the black tea in the kettle and while it is still brewing, put in the sugar or syrup in the amount that you prefer. Be careful with taste testing – make sure to cool the sip first before tasting so that you won’t hurt your tongue. You can also add other ingredients that you like including lemon. You can even look for an online recipe or video that will teach you how to make a deliciously good sweet tea.

Go to the Tea Shop

If you don’t have time to make your own sweet tea, then you can go visit the nearest tea shop instead. Make sure that they offer sweet tea. Relax in the café and enjoy your way of celebrating the day.

Celebrate on Social Media

You can also take your celebration of this day on social media. You can, for instance, use the hashtag #NationalSweetTeaDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this day. Let them know that such a celebration takes place every year and also how fun you are enjoying your day.

National Sweet Tea Day Quotes

  • Unlike water or wine or even Coca-Cola, sweet tea means something. It is a tell, a tradition. Sweet tea isn’t a drink, really. It’s the culture in a glass. – Allison Glock
  • The first thing I did was give up sweet tea because I drank so much. I’d start drinking at lunchtime and wouldn’t set it down until I went to bed. When you calculate how many empty calories and how much sugar I was consuming, it was staggering. So I haven’t had a glass of sweet tea in three years. – Paula Deen
  • It’s nice coming to Nashville, we have a four-bedroom house and a dog, and we go swimming a lot. We get down here and spread out a lot, and I miss my sweet tea and my cornbread and my good southern cooking – but I’m down here eating pretty for two weeks and I’m ready to go back to New York City. – Justin Townes Earle
  • Under certain circumstances, there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. – Henry James
  • Where there’s tea, there’s hope. – Arthur Wing Pinero
  • Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea. – Sydney Smith
  • Bring me a cup of tea and the ‘Times.’ – Queen Victoria
  • Tea does our fancy aid, Repress those vapors which the head invade And keeps that palace of the soul serene. – Edmund Waller
  • Better than sweet tea on a veranda. I want to live at Belmont! – Francine Rivers
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