Yup Grandma Blackburn always had a pitcher of sweet tea in the fridge and homemade sugar cookies in the cookie jar. While the caffeine may give you energy, the sugar brings you way down. Drink unsweetened tea if you want energy. Besides, you can actually taste the tea flavor instead of colored sugar water. Amazingly enough, I was born in Birmingham, so am not a Yankee. I’m from the south and I hate tea. Sweet, unsweetened doesn’t matter. It tastes bad to me! I was born and raised in the South but I could never stomach this liquid diabeetus.