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View Poll Results: Sweet Tea or Unsweetened?
Unsweetened 11 35.48%
Sweet tea only, please 15 48.39%
I don't drink either 5 16.13%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Unread 04-04-2009, 09:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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My children still howl with laughter at the memory of a time we had just moved here and we went through a drive through fast food place and I ordered an iced tea. I got my drink, took one sip, and then I nearly spit it all over myself while expressing loud dismay. It was disgustingly sugary. Now I've learned to ask for iced tea to be "plain, unsweetened, no lemon."

Now see, that's just a da*ned shame. Texas is not supposed to be that way!
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Unread 04-04-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: 77059
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Now see, that's just a da*ned shame. Texas is not supposed to be that way!

I think this is just a phenomenon in the south part of Texas. Houston lies in both south and east Texas culturally, so you really shouldn't be surprised if you find sweet in one place and unsweet next door.
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Unread 04-05-2009, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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My family is originally from Fort Worth and when I was a kid every Sunday after church we drank gallons of tea with my great grandmother's home cooking. From what I remember we drank it sweet but it came to the table unsweetened and everyone did their own thing with the sugar bowl. Personally the only time I drink tea is at Luby's and I fill half my glass with sweet and half with unsweetened ice tea. Its the perfect mix.
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Unread 04-05-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Spring/The Woodlands area
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Growing up in Louisiana, we always had "sweet" tea, although not this sugary stuff they try to serve you today. I always get plain tea and add half a sweet and low in it, and now, I have to have lemon..growing up never. The thing I dont like is when they try to give you that raspberry tea,etc. I use to love to go to Cheesecake Factory, but hated their tea..now thank goodness, they have plain tea!

Thanks to IKE , I found Red Diamond tea! Love the sugar free one.
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Unread 04-06-2009, 06:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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So it seems, for the most part, Texans (and parts of LA) have been used to tea unsweetened, that either they leave plain or sweeten themselves. Most of the "South" as we know it is more used to presweetened tea, which I guess is what I should have put as an option in my poll. I had no idea we'd have so many folks from other states chiming in!
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