Sweetened v. unsweetened iced tea

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    Man, you guys must really be running out of things to write about!  You might want to spend more time fixing these atrocious new board rather than coming up w/ some really lame new question to ask.

    To answer the question - unsweetened iced tea [sweetened is disgusting]. I drink alot of tea, both hot and cold, in the summer.  I personally find water the most refreshing drink on a hot day, though.
     
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    No kidding, guess no news means no bad news!  Anyway, I  love D&D unsweetened  ice tea w/lemon.  I agree with Alf2 that  I don't care for  sweet tea. 
     
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    [Quote]No kidding, guess no news means no bad news!  Anyway, I  love D&D unsweetened  ice tea w/lemon.  I agree with Alf2 that  I don't care for  sweet tea. [/Quote]

    Hi Princess,

    What is D&D iced tea?  I love tea, hot or cold, and drink it unsweetened both ways.  Usually make my own iced tea, but am realizing the convenience of buying cans or gallons, or bottles of it ready to take from the refrigerator.  I was undecided what brand to get.

    Thanks.

    P.S.  The C.C. boards have been taken over by disgusting posts, princess, so probably these other boards, lame as some of the topics may be, will be the only place I'll "chat".

    tt
     
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    Hi TT - Sorry for the shorthand . . "D&D" is Dunkin Donuts. 
    Hope to chat soon!
     
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    I, too, prefer unsweetened tea, usually plain black tea.  My pet peeve is places that prepare tea by heating the water in coffee pots that have been used to hold coffee, resulting in the tea having a bitter coffee after-taste.  This also happens at catered events where there are urns for coffee and hot water, and the hot water comes out tasting like coffee.  I can't tell you how times I have ordered iced tea in restaurants and been sorely disappointed when it arrives practically undrinkable because of this coffee-effect.  (I can't stand coffee.)
     
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    wrong!! a lot of us southerners do including me--unseet iced tea--freshly brewed--all the restaurants have it-and you can buy it buy the galln at the supermarket for $2.0-its gotta be better for you than soda
     
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    mcdonalds sweet tea is...ewwwwwww!, love d&d plain old with lemon and sugar. when they start to get into flavors that recks it. just tried arizona black tea with honey....not bad...but the best is my mom's fresh brewed sun tea with a can of lemonade----so good!
     
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    Missing from the discussion is the heavenly Arnold Palmer also called Half and Half by Nantucket Nectar's: half Iced Tea, Half Lemonade.  This trumps any kind of normal Iced Tea.  Not only is it more refreshing but you also get a nice dose of Vitamin C. 
     
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    [Quote]The best summer iced tea is Starbucks Shaken Iced Tea Lemonade with Passion Iced Tea and unsweetened.  YUMM!![/Quote]


    I agree, that is my favorite too
     
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    Unsweetened is the way to go...then you can add sugar, lemon, etc. if desired.  My southern in-laws prefers the sweet tea, but I find it way too cloying on a hot day.

    My preferred method is my own sun tea - get a glass jug with a spigot, fill with cold water and add tea bags to taste. (or re-use a glass juice bottle)  Then set the jug outside in a sunny area for at least 6 hours...more for stronger tea.  I've done this with green tea, english breakfast, orange pekoe and others with great results.  A little fresh mint from the garden also adds to the flavor without overpowering it.

    Not only is it delicious and refreshing, but it's eco-friendly...no electriity or gas needed!!
     
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    White people are crazy drinking unsweetened tea, it makes no sense.  You can't add sugar to it once it's already cold since it won't disolve and just sits in the bottom.  I've often had to explain how to gently hover your straw over the layer of sugar at the bottom of your disgusting bland glass of tea so as to get the illusion of sweetness without a mouthful of gritty sugar.  There is nothing sadder than seeing someone from the south take their first big swig of tea up here and nearly gag due to lack of sweet. 

    And please no one reply with some nonsense about 'you just make a simple syrup with blah blah blah'  try asking for that downstairs at the Pour House on half price burger night and see where it gets you.
     
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    I love sweet tea... but i drink unsweetened tea most of the time.  The only real reason for this is that i drink about 6 cups a day and thats just way too much sugar!
     
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    Sweet tea -- the house wine of the South (ala Steel Magnolia's) and this Northerner loves it. Good luck finding it 'up here'. No restaurant I've gone to makes it. Thank goodness Arizona has come up with something that's at least close in both can and gallon jug and I think Nestea has a powdered form that's okay.

    There was a restaurant in VA we stopped in on vacation and you could get sweet tea by the pitcher. Heaven!
     
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    I agree! I'm also a transplant from the south "up here" and was saddened by the lack of respect for the sacred libation. Oddly enough, I have found that McDonald's version is in close running to mom's sweet tea, which almost had enough suger you'd have to chew it!
    Although I rarely partake in fast food, their tea has tempted me to visit frequently. Their "southern style" chicken sandwich is also a close knock-off of Chick Fil A, another southern favorite not available in Boston (yet).
     
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    Sorry to disagree with the Southerners, who drink only sweetened ice tea. Not true at all. My DIL is a Southener and my son now lives in the South. Visiting them, ice tea is available at all times. They and all her family and friends drink it unsweetened.
    I like it unsweetened as well. And prefer to make my own. How easy can it get. I don't have an ice tea maker - but boiling water and tealeaves will do just fine for me.
    I cannot imagine any one go to starbucks or D&D and pay up to $4.00 for "flavored" water.
     
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    after relocating to Maryland, three years ago I can safely say that in my personal opinion.....that "Southern Sweet Tea" is akin to drinking

    ROBITUSSIN.
     
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    I like sweet tea with lemon on occasion (such as when visiting relatives in PA), I prefer unsweetened tea. If you have a decent quality of tea that hasn't been sitting around all day in a gross carafe that never gets cleaned as in some restaurants, then it will not taste bitter as some were complaining. I think it tastes great and is completely refreshing. (although I can't say I would ever order at the Pour House....)
     
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    I am northern raised, however; I have lived in the south for over a decade. Also went with out a Dunkin Donuts for 5 years. Had family ship it down. Any way.

    Sweet tea is more a tradition for southerns, like coffee is for northerns. I too am an unsweet tea person, and hubby is sweet tea.
    Once I was told that the reason that tea was so sweet is because it was a treat. Not like today where it is an every day thing. They would make simple sugar suryup out of sugar cane, this was back in horse and buggie days.
    As we all know times change yet this tradition stayed.... Btw, didn't we actually throw the tea into the harbor years ago, so do we really have a right to say what is good or bad with tea....

    I am finally near a DD and have been able to get the coffee, yeah... To tell the truth, I can not remember why we drink so much coffee in New England....
     
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    Well folks,

    There have been some, "single-digit," days (I get up at 3:00 A.M. for work.) that freshly made iced tea overtakes my impulse for an Two-shot Machiatto.

    I prefer to use only Chinese Black Tea for my iced brew. However, if it must be a blend, then the majority has to be from China rather India. Any tea, or coffee, that needs things added to it, must be of poor quality to start with.

    To me, Dunkin Doughnuts or their like, wouldn't know what to do with real coffee or tea, properly made and properly kept. Starbuck's doesn't have any real, plain tea. I'm a Coffee and Tea Specialist. I've been in the Food Business for over 46 years. Most people who claim to like sugared or fruited iced tea only like colored sugar water. You should be able to savor the taste of the Tea on your tongue. Is it from the Yunnan area of China? (The birthplace of tea in the World.)
    I'm sorry, I'm getting carried away. As one other, "poster," wrote, steeping tea in the sun is a fun way to do it, too. However, no matter what you use, if you made coffee in it, don't even think of using it for tea ... unless all you like is colored water.
    My Sister-in-law, from South (later moved to North) Carolina and I can (and have) talked all night about Southern Cooking vs., "you Yankee Cooking." Then somehow that bottle of J.D. slowly goes down and by 6:00 or 7:00 A.M., it's gone and the rest of the family is just getting up.
    I'd mention my favorite but I don't think that this forum should do any advertising. A lot of great black (a.k.a.: fermented or oxidized) teas that are outstanding when hot, do not do well when iced. All tea starts out as green tea.
    My thoughts,
    Missy Susan Pauline

     
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    If sweet tea came from Cambodia, the "foodies" would be falling all over it. It's a southern thing, so the stick their noses up in the air. Proper sweet tea is super-saturated with sugar - if you look at it wrong, the sugar will fall out of solution. It's a chemical mystery, and it tastes damn good.
     
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    The best tea is sun tea. I am a Mass native that lived in southwest Texas for too long. Unfortunately sun is almost impossible to make in New England. I have tried and even on the hottest of days, I guess the sun isn't strong enough to get the right flavor. Sun tea sweet or unsweetened is the best by far nothing beats it on a hot day,and is one of the very very very few things that I miss about Texas. Maybe my deck doesn't get enough uniterupted sun but if you want give it a try all you do is get a gallon size glass jar or hard clear plastic jar, I recomend glass though. You can buy sun t ea jars made for making sun tea at any WalMart,Target KMart etc any where TX SoCal,AZ,Fla etc. Simply fill jar with water and four or five tea bags. Tie tea bags together and hang the tag end so it hangs over the lip of the jar close lid and leave out in direct sun, thats it!! Where I lived on the desert texas Mexican border iy would take 30-45 minutes. Around here it takes a couple of hours but it is definately worth the wait
     

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