Celebrate National Sweet Tea Day with these recipes, locally-made teas

Sweet tea isn't officially the drink of the South, but it might as well be -- Georgia State Rep. John Noel even went so far as to introduce a bill in 2003 that would have made it a misdemeanor not to include sweet tea on a restaurant menu.

OK, it was an April Fool's prank, but it doesn't sound so far-fetched, does it? People in these parts love their sweet tea (these teens loved it so much they were willing to get arrested for it)

In honor of today's National Sweet Tea Day holiday, we brewed up some ways for you to celebrate;

Buy these three Georgia-made teas for your pantry

Make this sweet tea-brined pork

Make these tea recipes from local restaurants

Order these mouthwatering local teas

Make Mary Mac's sweet tea recipe

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