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Old 08-04-2007, 12:53 AM   #11
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nope. not me. not if i can get it unsweetened.

i mean, i'll drink sweet, if that all there is, but...
I am right there with ya bucky. Unsweetened for me. I find it so much more refreshing than sweetened plus it is nice to be able to taste the flavor of the tea.
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:11 AM   #12
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I also like unsweetened iced tea. I rarely order it in restaurants anymore because I usually end up with colored water. Very weak . I brew my own tea and chill it at home. Love it with a wedge of lemon.
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:16 AM   #13
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A wedge of lemon can certainly add a nice twist!!
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Old 08-04-2007, 09:30 AM   #14
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Since many places make their iced tea too sweet, I usually order half and half. That makes it about right (half sweet, half not).
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:53 AM   #15
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Some restaurants around here offer sweet tea, and my husband loves it. He won't drink my tea at home, because it isn't sweet.
I don't like sweet tea...it doesn't taste like tea, IMO.
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:59 AM   #16
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Since many places make their iced tea too sweet, I usually order half and half. That makes it about right (half sweet, half not).
Which half do you drink first? Sorry, just couldn't help myself.

Most restaurants here will give you unsweetened tea. You can add whatever you want from the little packets or jars that are at the table.
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Old 08-04-2007, 11:05 AM   #17
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I don't really care if a person wants his or her iced tea sweet or not, but the "sweet tea" phenomenon at fast food restaurants means high fructose corn syrup. Now corn syrups are really good for making candy and some pies (pecan for example). But putting it in every drink and every processed food just about, and you begin to understand the nutritional issues America is facing.

The "real recipe" (rissipee) is strong brewed tea mixed with simple syrup...1 cup sugar cooked with 1 cup water till disolved, until you reach your desired level of sweetness. lemon or mint optional
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:54 PM   #18
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I prefer my tea sweetened, with a wedge of lemon.

Off-topic, when I saw the title of this thread, I thought that the kudzu has started invading the north.
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I ordered my lunch at the drivethru of Arby's. When I asked for iced tea, they asked if I wanted Sweet or UnSweet!!!

Sweet tea... YUCK!!!!
I believe sweet tea denotes a preference, not a region.

Oh, forgot to say I grew up in Cleveland Ohio - so it must be a preference (ok, ok, ok, my mother was from Kentucky

It used to be that no where anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon offered sweet tea - that is certainly changing. Now, if they would also start offering red-eye gravy and cat head biscuits life would be good!
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