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Old 08-05-2007, 10:49 AM   #31
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I think you'll be pleased with the flavor of Luzianne tea, bucky. I never cared for "sweet" tea, so overpowering the flavor with a sweetener is not an issue with me. Buck likes his with a wedge of lemon and little to no sweetener. I'm iffy on the lemon. Sometimes I'm in the mood for it, others no way.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:27 AM   #32
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Luzianne here too!!!!! And a BIG - DO NOT SQUEEZE THE TEA BAGS when removing them - simply lift them away and don't let them "drain" in the pot. The tea will have that bitter taste if you squeeze the bags.

Bucky - if you like unsweet tea then that's what you like. My husband is the same way and he grew up "down here". He just prefers the taste of the tea. Luzianne is the best!

I prefer my tea with an orange slice or a lime slice.
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:42 PM   #33
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I like Luzianne best too. We have been using the Arizona instant lately since we don't drink as much tea as we used to. It is getting harder to find and I may have to start making my own again.
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Old 08-05-2007, 01:26 PM   #34
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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.
I expect you'll be seeing a lot of California license plates soon, if you haven't already. I know a lot of people who've left here for the Southern states, not to find work, but to retire. Lots of folks to convert to sweet tea are coming your way!
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Old 08-05-2007, 01:42 PM   #35
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Robo thanks for clearing up the Sweet Tea for me. I am from the north and sweet tea isn't a common item offered. I was in GA earlier this year and loved the sweet tea. I tried making it but only ended up with a bitter cloudy tea that I put sugar in which mostly sat on the bottom of the glass. I dislike the store bought ice tea (just lacks something)
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Old 08-05-2007, 01:51 PM   #36
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Robo thanks for clearing up the Sweet Tea for me. I am from the north and sweet tea isn't a common item offered. I was in GA earlier this year and loved the sweet tea. I tried making it but only ended up with a bitter cloudy tea that I put sugar in which mostly sat on the bottom of the glass. I dislike the store bought ice tea (just lacks something)
Elaine - when you make iced tea at home be sure and don't squeeze the tea bags. Also, make the tea stronger and add HOT water to dilute it and be sure and add the sugar while it is hot. Be careful not to add too much sugar. When you first make it and pour it over ice it will dilute a lot and seem not too sweet. Once the tea cools in the refrigerator it doesn't dilute when poured over ice and you realize there is WAY too much sugar in it. If your tea ends up cloudy pour a bit of boiling water in it and it should clear right up. Also, try Luzianne, like others have suggested.

I also dilute my tea to where it might appear a bit weak - if the tea is too strong it will have that bitter taste and I know I sound like a broken record, don't squeeze the tea bags.
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Elaine - when you make iced tea at home be sure and don't squeeze the tea bags. Also, make the tea stronger and add HOT water to dilute it and be sure and add the sugar while it is hot. Be careful not to add too much sugar. When you first make it and pour it over ice it will dilute a lot and seem not too sweet. Once the tea cools in the refrigerator it doesn't dilute when poured over ice and you realize there is WAY too much sugar in it. If your tea ends up cloudy pour a bit of boiling water in it and it should clear right up. Also, try Luzianne, like others have suggested.

I also dilute my tea to where it might appear a bit weak - if the tea is too strong it will have that bitter taste and I know I sound like a broken record, don't squeeze the tea bags.

So I don't squeeze the tea bags? hehe
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So I don't squeeze the tea bags? hehe
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Old 08-05-2007, 02:33 PM   #39
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Ah... I drink un-sweetened tea 99% of the time. A glass of tea with sweetner is good at times.

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Old 08-05-2007, 02:41 PM   #40
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The only "tea" I will drink is from Long Island.

Although, Sonic (wherever they are) has been running an ad for cranberry ice tea. That, I might try.
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