Twisted Tea has grown a lot in popularity over the last years. In fact, it might just be the only soft drink in the world that has gone... viral. How did this happen and what is the deal with Twisted Tea?
Our tea detectives have done their work and they're coming back with answers for you. Read on if you want to find out more.
What Is Twisted Tea?
First and foremost, Twisted Tea is an iced tea beverage available in multiple flavors. The "twisted" part of this tea lies in the alcohol it contains (malt liquor). In essence, Twisted Tea is an alcoholic beverage (and it even has as much alcohol as a beer!).
What Is the Deal with Twisted Tea?
Everyone seems to be raving about Twisted Tea these days. While the drink has always been popular (I mean, it's tea, alcohol, and sugar -- you can't go wrong with that). So what is the deal with Twisted Tea, then?
The "deal" with Twisted Tea and its popularity is related to a... meme. As it so frequently happens on the internet, the meme community skyrocketed the already popular tea-based drink into mainstream fame.
How Did the Twisted Tea Meme Start?
The Twisted Tea meme started in 2020 before Christmas when a Black man was verbally and physically attacked by a white man in a convenience store. After being pestered for minutes in a row, the black man hit the white man with a can of Twisted Tea he had just bought.
Violence is never ever funny, and we stand by that. However, the internet felt the Twisted Tea man was rightful in his actions, as he had been racially slurred without any kind of provocation,
The video of the altercation was posted on social media and quickly went viral. The meme community then got a hold of it, twisted it around (pun intended), and turned it into one of the most popular memes of 2020.
The range of memes is... diverse. And funny (as memes usually are). So I will just leave you with some of the funniest ones right here. And just to re-emphasize: we are not in any way condoning violence. But as the internet declared it, racism is not cool in any way.
Twisted Tea Memes: FAQs
Why Twisted Tea meme?
The Twisted Tea memes started because a black man hit a white man with a can of Twisted Tea in self-defense after being racially harassed.
What does the Twisted Tea meme mean?
The Twisted Tea meme is a reference to the viral video of a black man hitting a white man with a can of Twisted Tea in self-defense after being racially harassed. Essentially, this meme makes fun of the power one simple can of Twisted Tea can have.