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Old 04-06-2007, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Another Day Closer
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No, honey is not usually used. The only thing I can think of offhand is the tea there is not brewed strong enough. Tea here is usually poured when it's hot, the ice diluted it. Or maybe they wait until the tea is cold to pour it; in that case the tea would be too strong. Or it could be that it's not allowed to steep enough there.

The brand shouldn't make any difference. I usually used Lipton, but I've used Tetley's and even store brands.

Believe it or not, I can make pretty good iced tea using a coffee maker when I'm lazy.
How do you make iced tea with a coffee maker?????
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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I'd say they load up the sweet tea with sugar, but that's not it, because I've had unsweet and put in Splenda and that is STILL better than iced tea. I don't know what the difference is, but it is sooooo good.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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How do you make iced tea with a coffee maker?????
;-)

Just like making coffee. Put loose tea into the filter, pour in water, and turn it on. It just takes an attempt or two to figure out the right proportional of tea to water. You don't need nearly as much tea as you would coffee. If you have a 12-cup coffee maker, try this: put in the tea from two family size (large) teabags (I use the double Lipton family-size teabags), use about 6 cups of water (half of the carafe), then pour over ice. If you've having it sweet, put the sugar or sweetener in the glass first, the hot tea will help to dissolve it. Put in lots of ice too. It will melt some (or a lot).

See how it turns out. Coffeemakers are different, so you might have to adjust it. Of course, don't blame me if this turns out awful. ;-)

It's not quite as good as tea made the traditional way, I'll admit. But . . . it works for me when I'm in a hurry.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Okay. Here's what Wikipedia says about sweet tea:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_tea
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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And if any of this doesn't work . . . you can always make Long Island Tea.

(I'm so bad . . . )
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:21 PM
 
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My great-grandmother is a wonderful Tennessee cook. I have never had a blueberry pie as good as hers -- made with blueberries from her garden. As a matter of fact, everything she makes is delicious and fresh from the garden or farm. Hoe cakes (a real art), real creamed corn, red eye gravy, and fresh tomatoes on the table for every meal. Meals are always bigger than any buffet I've ever been to, and every meal is that big. Also like to get bottles of Ski when we visit. Yum!
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Tennessee has the BEST tomatoes in the whole world. It has to be the dirt and sunshine!
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:28 PM
 
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My great-grandmother is a wonderful Tennessee cook. I have never had a blueberry pie as good as hers -- made with blueberries from her garden. As a matter of fact, everything she makes is delicious and fresh from the garden or farm. Hoe cakes (a real art), real creamed corn, red eye gravy, and fresh tomatoes on the table for every meal. Meals are always bigger than any buffet I've ever been to, and every meal is that big. Also like to get bottles of Ski when we visit. Yum!
YUM is right!! I don't live in TN but I have visited many, many times. I love the food - like biscuits with smoke house ham AND all the above!
I have never had chocolate gravy - sounds interesting though.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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I haven't had chocolate gravy, either. Rather than bring the plates, I say that JMT should bring the chocolate gravy.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Okay, Scholar gets invited to the party too. I love blueberry pie.

You know, I forgot hoecakes. And fried turnovers.
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