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    Question Sweet Tea

    For all you southerners (and non-southerners) that like sweet tea, what's your favorite brand and mixture/combination? Personally, I like Luzianne, with one bag per quart, 1/2 cup of sugar per quart, with 1/8, with 1/8 cup Splenda per 2 quarts. (Yes, I like just a little bit of tea in my sugar)

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    Personally...I like my tea a little strong.I Let mine steep a little bit before i mix it. Imma Luzianne person too. With 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar per gallon. nothin better'n a nice glass of Ice Tea
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    Its funny actually, I've lived in the south for about 8 years now and i still dont drink sweet tea. Now my girlfriend on the other hand is a sweet tea addict, and in true Southerner-fashion drinks it 1/3 tea and 2/3 sugar.
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    I drink it strong and black, no sugar. The way tea should be drunk!



    Yes this is a taste of laziness, i started not bothering to put milk in, then i was too lazy to put sugar in, then i aquired a taste for black tea straight.
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    Smile Tea - The Proper Way, You know, from the country that controlled the last empire...

    Black tea... Sweet tea.... Ughhhh

    Good strong teeth staining tea with a spot of fresh moo juice.. Only way!!!!

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    Luzianne here too. Gosh I love sweet tea. I don't do caffeine at all, with the exception of the chance to drink some sweet tea.

    As for you ColdFire - That needs to change. In some parts down here not drinking sweet tea is a mortal sin.
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    Not sweat tea for you Sharkie?


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    Yeah, DaSharkie, I know... My friends still laugh when we all go out to a restaraunt and everyone orders sweet tea and I order water.
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    I prefer my tea to be the Long Island Iced variety.. off duty, of course!

    I'm more of an iced coffee afficionado myself. While I like my hot coffee with cream, no sugar, if it's cold I need it sweet. Five Splendas or Equals for a large!
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    Smile It's got to be.....

    Sweet. That is the only way it should be made.
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    I get made fun of here in Maine for drinking tea. Every morning, one bag of Easy Now from Traditional Medicinals, and one bag of Irish Breakfast decaf, with 4 spoons of sugar, black, and piping hot.
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    Originally posted by Res343cue
    Not sweat tea for you Sharkie?

    Smart @$$.
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    I like Orange Pekoe, or the Roobidos tea--no sugar thank you, I'm sweet enough! BTW Captain Gonzo, I like Long Islands too ( but they make me do the strangest things... oops!) wonder if actually being IN Long Island will have the same effect( tea-or no tea!LOL)

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    The only time I'll EVER order iced tea in a restaurant is when I'm in the south. I used to do some work in Savannah occasionally, and that's where I first got introduced to it, but can't get it that way out here and for some reason, just emptying all the packets of sugar from the table into a regular glass isn't the same.
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    I Like sweet tea but have no idea how to make it .........do you add the sugar to the water before tea bags ? right in the mixture like with sun tea?> how do you do it ?
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    I add the sugar to the water right before i add the tea bags. Pour the sugar in while the water is still good and hot, to help disolve it. Stir it well and add tea bags. Just my method, everybody is different.

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    I will be visiting a friend in Cleveland, TN this weekend. I believe sweet tea is on my list of things to do while this Jersey Boy is in the deep south.

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    While you're down this away, try yourself a Moon Pie and a RC Cola!

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    Arizona brand Southern Style Sweat Tea. Think Ill go pour a glass right now.
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    I dont care for it but there are times down here there
    are no other choices, Its starting to grow on me after
    20 years. By-the-way Fyreguy28 wich side of Tally are
    you on. Did you catch the call 6-29 for the wreck that
    was just on my side of the 27 bridge? had 4 of 5 TFD units
    showed up, We sure appreciated the help.

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