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Old 10-10-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Oxnard, CA
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Interesting thread..I grew up in Memphis, TN and we drank a lot of sweet tea and lemonade....I stopped drinking these drinks because of the calories and carbs in them. I went home for a wedding last year and tasted what used to be my favorite aunt's lemonade...tasted like diabetes in a cup because I am off of those sugary drinks.

I can drink unsweetened tea with no issue although I do prefer a little sweet and low in there.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:45 AM
 
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Bren -- you've got to listen to Darius Rucker's song "A Southern State of Mind"!

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A really nice bottled tea is Sweet Leaf Tea's mint and honey.
McDonald's sweet tea made me gag.
A former co-worker (and a native of N.C.) once made me homemade sweet tea, mixing up the "simple syrup" -- simple cuz it's just sugar dissolved in water over the stove. Delish. But I was bouncing off the ceiling the whole day.
Nowadays my teas-of-choice are sun-tea or refrigerator tea made with regular Luzianne teabags (and a bit of Equal) and Celestial Seasonings' Red Zinger (nothing added to that).
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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What shocked me was when I went out to Texas(San Antonio) and they didn't have sweet tea.
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side, NYC
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You can keep that liquid diabetes. I'll take my tea with one simple packet of sugar.
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:26 PM
 
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So I see a complete disregard for sweet tea. I am,an athletic person I love it I cannot drink tea without sugar. Golden peak is close but its not like good southern sweet tea like from South Carolona or Georgia.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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What is STARBUCKS?
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I was in New York City for two weeks and no one had sweet tea. Now I know why New Yorkers have an abrasive attitude.You aint had life til you had sweet tea.
So you judged the entire city on sweet tea. If anyone here made a similar judgement about your hometown, you'd be offended, wouldn't you?
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Enwhycee
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MD'D tea is very sweet like your teeth are going to fall out after the second mouthful.
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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MD'D tea is very sweet like your teeth are going to fall out after the second mouthful.
Yeah, McDonalds tea is sickening sweet, even by Southern standards, it tastes NOTHING like real homemade sweet tea.
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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So I see a complete disregard for sweet tea. I am,an athletic person I love it I cannot drink tea without sugar. Golden peak is close but its not like good southern sweet tea like from South Carolona or Georgia.

When I am down south, I drink it there. I have never seen it served in restaurants in NY (McDonald's doesn't count). I know they sell the Sweet Leaf brand down south, but haven't seen it here yet. The only bottled sweet tea brand that I have seen and it is readily available is Gold Peak. Not as good as the homemade stuff, but it's close. It's not that hard to make your own. It's not so bad to have it as a treat once in a while. There's plenty of unhealthy New York food too. Moderation is the key.
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