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Old 10-09-2011, 06:45 PM
 
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I drink iced tea without sugar all the time, especially when I eat out. I also drink Lipton Cold Brew. Just a few minutes in cold water and you have brewed iced tea.
But the nectar of the Gods is Clover Farms Icy Tea, also called liquid crack. Its funny seeing all the people new to the area( southeast PA) that have become addicted to it.
I've tried what they call sweet tea and its like drinking pancake syrup. You need a strong tea taste balanced by sweetness and lemon. And if its got corn syrup, forget it.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:04 PM
 
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You can get Gold Peak Sweet Tea in most supermarkets. I've been told by southerners it tastes like the real thing and they sell that brand down south too.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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I make sun tea all summer out on my deck. Occasionally I'll sweeten it with Agave, but very rarely. I use regular tea bags, sometimes flavored, sometimes not. Sweeteners, even real sugar, lead to nothing good in the long run anyway.

And coffee? Black or don't even offer it to me. Why drink coffee if you are going to add outside flavors to it? Try some GOOD coffee sometime and maybe you'll change your mind. And Starbucks IS NOT good coffee.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:47 AM
 
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Actually most iced tea sold in NYC is sweetened and is usually too sweet.
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:50 AM
 
Location: NY,NY
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Guess the OP has never heard of STARBUCKS! Where you can get tea in a variety of ways, and there is one on every corner of Manhattan.

Anyway, that 'stuff'called "sweet tea" is just Cane Syrup mixed with a little water. Disgusting in concept and tasete. I ordered one in McDonald's, hoping it to be less sweet than the fountain Lipton they also serve, and I spat it up.

Starbucks' has any kind of tea over ice, with or w/o sugar sweetner. I particularly enjoy black tea with lemonade, NO SUGAR!

Get off the sugar addiction and find out what things really taste like. Same thing with SALT! A little can ehance flavor, but too much, which is the norm, and they both mask and overwhelm the flavor of everything.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I agree with anarchism.

You can always add sugar, Equal, Spenda to unsweetened tea but without a STILL you cannnot remove the sugar from presweetened tea.

Like the old joke:
She: "Honey, taste this sauce and tell me what it needs."
He: "A little less salt."


(I make my iced tea with aspartame and lemon, including rinds and pulp...and everyone raves.)
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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We dont need no stinkin sweet tea!!

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Old 10-10-2011, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Guess the OP has never heard of STARBUCKS! Where you can get tea in a variety of ways, and there is one on every corner of Manhattan.

Anyway, that 'stuff'called "sweet tea" is just Cane Syrup mixed with a little water. Disgusting in concept and tasete. I ordered one in McDonald's, hoping it to be less sweet than the fountain Lipton they also serve, and I spat it up.

Starbucks' has any kind of tea over ice, with or w/o sugar sweetner. I particularly enjoy black tea with lemonade, NO SUGAR!

Get off the sugar addiction and find out what things really taste like. Same thing with SALT! A little can ehance flavor, but too much, which is the norm, and they both mask and overwhelm the flavor of everything.
Doesnt starbucks use Taso tea? You can just buy that yourself...
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:14 AM
 
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I make sun tea all summer out on my deck. Occasionally I'll sweeten it with Agave, but very rarely. I use regular tea bags, sometimes flavored, sometimes not. Sweeteners, even real sugar, lead to nothing good in the long run anyway.

And coffee? Black or don't even offer it to me. Why drink coffee if you are going to add outside flavors to it? Try some GOOD coffee sometime and maybe you'll change your mind. And Starbucks IS NOT good coffee.
Yes. This.

Black or green tea sometimes with a squeeze of lemon. Hot or cold.

Black, unsweetened coffee from my favorite Cart Guy (2nd Ave. btwn 43rd & 44th). Cart Guy is so good he sees me crossing the street and he is already pouring that steamy brew exactly how I like it. It stays hot for at least 30 minutes. The cost: $1.50. Top that, Starbucks.

Southerners, when it's time you need the sidewalk slow lane, you might want to rethink that sweet tea, and the fatty bbq, etc. We in NY just don't have time to be fat, life is a short gift. We love you, but seriously.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:28 AM
 
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I never sweeten tea... Not whether I make it at home or order it somewhere, whether hot or cold. I don't like things too sweet. I ordered iced tea once in the south and it was sweetened, and no offense, I nearly gagged. When I drink coffee it is also black (no sugar, no milk) so to each his own!
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