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Old 12-28-2010, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Guess I need to go to the store and buy a pitcher. The only one I had is being used to fill the dogs bowl since our builder decided we didn't need a faucet in the backyard.
Is Raising Cane from convenience stores? or grocery stores? I haven't seen that one yet...
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Raising Cane is a Chicken fast food place.

I'm with Malvie. I just make my own. I use a Mr Coffee/Ice tea maker, though. I just make the tea unsweetened. While the tea is brewing, I make a simple syrup of a 1/2 cup of sugar and a cup of water. (for a small pitcher of tea) Put it in a saucepan and boil it while the tea brews then pour it in the tea and stir.
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Katy,TX
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Mcdonald's
Whataburger
Chik-fil-a
Willie's Icehouse
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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McDonalds does have good tea, but they don't sell by the gallon. I want something I can stick in my fridge and drink whenever I want it; don't want to drive someplace everyday to get a glass. The gallon of HEB tea I bought yesterday isn't going to cut it, so I'm making my own. May have to try Chik-fil-a and Raising Cane.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Katy,TX
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Which brand did you buy at HEB? If it wasn't Red Diamond then give Red Diamond a try.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:22 PM
 
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The OP said don't suggest Red Diamond. =)
I'm with Malvie. Make it your own self. Many people think aluminum causes an off taste. I just put some tea in a teapot and pour boiling water on it, let it set awhile, take out the tea, stir in some sugar. Then pour it into cold water.
How hard is that? Could not cost over 50 cents for 10 servings.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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I did make some here at home yesterday. My daughter liked it, but it just wasn't right for me. Guess I'm too spoiled. I finally went to Sonic and bought 2 Route 44s, no ice, and stuck them in my fridge. I'm trying to make some again today with Luzianne instead of Lipton, and going to try different proportions of # of bags to cups of sugar until I get it right.
My first try was 12 small Lipton bags, 2 cups of sugar and a gallon of water, and like I said, daughter liked it. I thought it was too sweet and not enough tea taste. I'll just experiment daily until I find the right mix.
Thanks for all the suggestions!

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Old 12-30-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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You can do it. Will just take some tweaking to get it to your taste. That's why some wait staff in restaurants have a hard time refilling glasses. Just when you get it right, they add more tea.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Lol. My husband hates when they get his coffee cup when he's only taken a few drinks out of it.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: West Houston
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I did make some here at home yesterday. My daughter liked it, but it just wasn't right for me. Guess I'm too spoiled. I finally went to Sonic and bought 2 Route 44s, no ice, and stuck them in my fridge. I'm trying to make some again today with Luzianne instead of Lipton, and going to try different proportions of # of bags to cups of sugar until I get it right.
My first try was 12 small Lipton bags, 2 cups of sugar and a gallon of water, and like I said, daughter liked it. I thought it was too sweet and not enough tea taste. I'll just experiment daily until I find the right mix.
Thanks for all the suggestions!
As crone said, just keep tweaking and you'll get it right (too much sugar, too little tea. And get the BIG bags, not the little ones. Don't forget the pinch of baking soda).
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