The Story Behind McAlister’s Sweet Tea
“Sweet tea is the quintessential Southern beverage, and it just fits who we are. It’s evolved into this renowned beverage that we’re known for. The inspiration was that everyone drinks sweet tea in the South, and it made a lot of sense for us. It fits our concept perfectly.
“We prefer to serve our tea sweet, and it is black tea. It is served sweet, but it has a distinct, robust flavor. The technical term is astringency, but that just means that it tastes like tea. It’s full-flavored; it’s full-bodied. You definitely know you’re drinking iced tea.