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Old 10-23-2011, 02:41 PM
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Do people buy them and pour raw sugar in it when they get home? thus adding the amount so its not too sweet, so it's just right?

or do people just drink it like that unsweetened?
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:47 PM
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I have a few family members that drink it unsweetened, with nothing at all added to it. Not even lemon. That's not for me, whether cold or hot I like lots of sugar in my tea.
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:18 PM
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You can add Truvia or Stevia to it- both of those are more natural sweeteners. I have done that. It is healthier for you.
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:19 PM
Location: the west side of "paradise"
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Some people have diabetes-NO sugar.
Some just like it that way like black coffee.
I personally find sweet tea too sweet, and when ordering out I ask for 1/2 & 1/2 - half sweet, half unsweetened. My teeth thank me!
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:23 PM
Location: South Carolina
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Ick. Its brown water.
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:36 PM
Location: Middle America
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The purpose is to enjoy a beverage.

I don't sweeten ANY tea, hot or cold. Same for coffee. I don't prefer to drink my calories.
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:01 PM
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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I don't like sweetened tea, I enjoy the flavor of tea itself.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:06 PM
Location: Denver 'burbs
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I don't care much for sweetened beverages. I drink my tea unsweetened as
well as my coffee.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:13 PM
Location: Nebraska
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I moved from the South <genuflects> home of sweet tea, where unsweetened tea is a rarity, to the Great Plains where almost no one drinks sweet tea. And for good reason - bless their hearts, they don't know how to make it! They make really weak tea to begin with, and then dump sugar in it like it cost 2 cents a pound. (Their coffee is strong enough to eat paint, however.) So DH and I make our usual Southern sweet tea, and when most people try it (usually with scrunched-up faces, expecting to immediately go into diabetic coma) they are amazed at how good it is!

Real sweet tea should be rich, flavorful, and almost red in color. And you never add the sugar cold, but only to the hot tea 'base'. NEVER more than a cup of sugar to a gallon of tea! THEN you add the cold water. It is an art, not merely flavored water...
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:35 PM
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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I do agree that good sweet tea down South is an art, and it does enhance certain foods, like real fried chicken.
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