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Old 08-03-2007, 07:00 PM   #1
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Exclamation The South has Creeped over the Mason Dixon Line!!

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!!!!

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Old 08-03-2007, 07:40 PM   #2
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Hmmmm…..even the British take tea with their sugar. One lump or two? A great Indian Tea called Chai is served with milk and sugar. So, it’s not just us good ole boys down here doing it!
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:09 PM   #3
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If I were eating at Arby's the last thing I would be worried about is whether the tea had sugar in it or not!!
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:19 PM   #4
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Doesn't "sweet tea" just mean iced tea with sweetener? I thought everyone drank iced tea with sugar or sweetener.

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Old 08-03-2007, 09:28 PM   #5
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Hey Miss Lee

I really think it depends on ones perspective. To me "iced tea" is un-sweetened, because that it how I drink it. To some else, it is sweetened, because that is how they drink it. To me the term "iced tea" just differentiates it from "hot tea" Obviously I could be wrong, but I doubt it!!!


Cheers & Enjoy!!
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:30 PM   #6
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From Texas to the south restaurants offer sweet or unsweet tea I like unsweet the sweet tea is just too sweet for me.I guess it depends where you live but out here its unsweet always they have sugar available if you want sweet.
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:31 PM   #7
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From where I am from (MA), iced tea can be either sweetened or unsweetened. Iced coffee can be either sweetened or unsweetened.

When I order iced tea at a restaurant they usually ask "sweetened or unsweetened?"
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In California (San Diego County) if we asked for iced tea we got unsweetened tea, then if we wanted it sweet we added sugar or artificial sweetener. As much as I love iced tea I didn't order it in restaurants because you can never stir the sugar in it right when there is ice in it. In South Carolina you can get sweet or unsweet. Some add sweetener to their unsweet tea, but others (like James) drink it with nothing added. James says the sweet tea here is basically syrup. I like it. However, because of kidney stones I rarely drink tea anymore.

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Old 08-04-2007, 12:07 AM   #9
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Doesn't "sweet tea" just mean iced tea with sweetener? I thought everyone drank iced tea with sugar or sweetener.

Lee
nope. not me. not if i can get it unsweetened.

i mean, i'll drink sweet, if that all there is, but...

i had some iced tea in a chinese restaurant tonight that was absolutely delicious unsweetened. you could taste that it was made from their regular (chinese black) teabags that was brewed hot, then chilled.

i was at the beach today with my family, and someone commented that the only thing missing was the thermos of "tea". we'd remembered it from our childhood trips to visit relatives on rockaway beach. all of the irish there drank tons of tea, mixed equally with tons of milk, and tons of sugar. blech!

btw, if you ever go inside someone's house, and there a young girl who offers you some sweet tea, then disappears to do some laundry, say hi to chris for me.
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:34 AM   #10
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Well, down here in the South, there is Iced Tea.

And there is Swite TAY. Not just sweetened tea, this
is simple sugar solution with some tea bags thrown in
for color.

National drink of the South. **** good too, if done right!

;) ;) ;)

(I like sweet n low myself, but then I was born in Illinois, LOL)
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