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Old 08-04-2007, 02:13 PM   #21
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don't worry...

with what looks like a mass migration to the south for jobs, etc., y'all will get used to sweet tea down here soon enough.

... if i had $1 for every new jersey license plate i see in the houston metro area, i could retire early.
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Old 08-04-2007, 04:01 PM   #22
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Elf, Kentucky was a border state. I say that as a proud Kentuciy Colonel.

So I guess that means one can get their tea either sweet or not.

I never found sweet tea when I grew up, am a northerner by birth - a southerner by preference.

Generally do not order iced tea, but when I do it is sweet tea.

Pretty soon y'all will be ordering grits and biscuits with sausage gravy.
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Old 08-04-2007, 04:28 PM   #23
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Pretty soon y'all will be ordering grits and biscuits with sausage gravy
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:28 PM   #24
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James (who was born and raised in Iowa) learned the hard way. When he first moved here he would order "iced tea." He got sweet tea. Then he would add "regular" to his iced tea order. He got sweet tea. It took awhile but he finally learned to ask for "unsweet tea." Once in awhile he orders unsweet tea at the McDonald's drive-through. He has learned to check before he drives away because they almost always give him sweet! I have ordered tea (sweet) in sit-down restaurants but don't like it at fast-food places. To go off-topic a little, there is a brand of tea here in the south that isn't available all over the country. I found it at one store in California. If you haven't tried Luzianne tea for your iced tea, you haven't had the best iced tea! I can always tell when a restaurant uses Luzianne, and that is what I use at home. It is soooo smooth.

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Old 08-04-2007, 08:33 PM   #25
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I never found sweet tea when I grew up, am a northerner by birth - a southerner by preference.

I hear you Aunt dot..learned to love the South and the folks there after Paul and I were married. He was from North Carolina or as he use to say "Upper Carolina, north is a Yankee word"
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:39 PM   #26
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If you haven't tried Luzianne tea for your iced tea, you haven't had the best iced tea!
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:50 PM   #27
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Love Luzianne. That's the only tea we use in our house for iced tea. Great stuff.
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Old 08-04-2007, 11:27 PM   #28
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thanks for the tip, ladies.

i've seen luzianne in the stores here. will have to gove it a go, but honestly i'm trying to be optimistic.

i find that over sweetening tea hides the subtle flavors that make teas special, cold or hot.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:17 AM   #29
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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
Ahhhh! Exactly what I wanted to know! So "sweet tea" IS different from sweetened iced tea!

Thank you, Robo!

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Old 08-05-2007, 09:29 AM   #30
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Miss Lee....

"Sweet Tea" is sweetened iced tea. "Sweetened" ice tea is sweet tea. It's the same thing. Whether you make a simple sryup or add sugar straight to the brewed tea it matters not. Obviously what "sweet" means depends on each individual's taste.
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