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Old 05-03-2009, 08:22 PM
 
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sorry just a question, what's the big deal with "sweet tea?" it's just sweetened iced tea, right? they have that everywhere...
Sorry, but "sweet tea" is a a southern thing, and it ain't just iced tea with sugar.
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:53 PM
 
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What's so bad about Lipton? I was raised on Lipton, as well as Celestial Seasonings and Bigelow.
Lipton is very bitter with a nasty bite. There is no smoothness to it.

Compare it back to back with Luzianne.

Also NEVER squeeze the tea bags after soaking as it squeezes a lot of the tannin out of the tea leaves and will turn the tea bitter.

Right now I make a combo of Luzianne decaf with a few Plantation Mint tea bags from Bigelow. Comes out well.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:14 AM
 
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um, it still just sounds like sweetened iced tea. sorry.
So much to learn!
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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I like my tea straight up with no sugar. Sun tea is the best. The brand? I can't really tell a whole lot of difference between name brands. And as for mayonnaise, I've never heard of Duke's, but I suspect it's a lot like the mayonnaise my wife gets at the Japanese store; really good, but really really bad for you.
You ain't from around here, are you?
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:17 AM
 
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Lipton is very bitter with a nasty bite. There is no smoothness to it.

Compare it back to back with Luzianne.

Also NEVER squeeze the tea bags after soaking as it squeezes a lot of the tannin out of the tea leaves and will turn the tea bitter.

Right now I make a combo of Luzianne decaf with a few Plantation Mint tea bags from Bigelow. Comes out well.
For some reason, I never got the hang of Luzianne.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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um, it still just sounds like sweetened iced tea. sorry.
sugar will not dissolve in cold water..therefore it's not true sweet tea...
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:33 AM
 
Location: NJ, but my heart & soul are in Hawaii
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When I make iced tea, I use Earl Grey tea bags. They are simply the best for us. One thing I have found out over the years of making my own tea is, never squeeze the tea bags.
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The tea that mom made and now my wife's tea is darn cold after two hours in the fridge. I love it just warm and freshly brewed in a tall glass with crushed ice. Louisiane are the tea bags of choice. Just like Duke's is the only mayo for a real southerner. I could go on and on. That should be another thread.
Oh, please start that thread. That would be a fun one!

I make my sweet tea by boiling distilled or filtered water in a large glass pot then shutting the heat off and adding 13 regular tea bags. I let it sit until it's between warm and hot. I take out the bags and add sugar to taste (usually lots of sugar!) and stir until dissolved. Pour into a gallon size plastic container and add more water until the container is full.

But I have to try the syrup version too. Sounds good.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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I love sweet tea but it must have real lemon juice to be complete. Add a hot summer day and life can't get any better. We always called great tea, church tea, because only the older women at the church knew how to make it just right.
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: South GA
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Sometimes I will add a bit of pure vanilla extract to my tea - especially in the really hot and muggy months.
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