After a scrumptious brunch at the Old Village Post House with a friend who lives in this area, we opted to check out the nearby town of Summerville. My brother-in-law, who hails from the UK, refers to sweet tea as the southerner’s table wine, so Barry, this one’s for you!
Cotton and rice were the dominant crops around here, but there were also tea plantations that prided themselves in a distinctive product that southerners have embraced. Laced with plenty of sugar and lots of ice, just about every eating establishment in the south offers sweet tea as their drink of choice, with various iterations making their way onto merchants’ shelves.
We couldn’t pass up a stop at Summerville’s oldest continuously operating business, Guerin’s Pharmacy, to take advantage of their sweet tea special.
As we were poking around town, we came across this beauty! The first car I ever owned (circa 1967) was a ’56 Chevy like this one, but mine was chartreuse and black.
It’s been a wonderful visit in the Charleston area, enhanced by the loveliness of James Island County Park where we’ve been staying. We’ll be back!