Glenn Hughes told Classic Rock
magazine about the song : "It's the first song that I wrote for this band and it's got some real swagger. I wrote the melodies and titles for 'Sweet Tea,' 'Strong' and 'Breathe
' in two days. We write separately but finish things off together."
"I'm very proud of Sweet Tea," Hughes continued. "It's very groove orientated and kind of Aerosmith-y. [Starts singing down the phone: 'Mama's little sweet tea']. I'm not a dirty old man but I do like writing adolescent music and I'd like to think we can get a younger fan-base here, without losing our hardcore followers."