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khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-07-08 01:54 PM
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30. I'll explain
Once it's cold the sugar doesn't dissolve well. So you end up using more and with a sludge of sugar at the bottom of the glass. If sugar is added while it's warm it melts - you use less sugar and don't have the residue.

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  -Sweet tea...WTF? amitten  Jun-06-08 10:45 PM   #0 
  - Sweet Coffee.  Chan790   Jun-06-08 10:47 PM   #1 
  - see here's the thing. Once the tea is cold, the sugar won't dissolve well  yellowdogintexas   Jun-06-08 10:51 PM   #2 
  - yes,  stuntcat   Jun-06-08 11:05 PM   #3 
  - don't forget the lemon or lime! That is the perfect iced tea..sweet with  yellowdogintexas   Jun-07-08 09:13 AM   #9 
  - Sounds good. I should try it sometime now that I have gotten off coffee.  applegrove   Jun-07-08 03:53 PM   #33 
  - Sweet tea is as basic as water here.  sleebarker   Jun-07-08 01:57 AM   #4 
  - Mint Julep story  JVS   Jun-07-08 09:33 AM   #20 
  - sweet tea is disgusting  realisticphish   Jun-07-08 08:14 AM   #5 
  - ....  turtlensue   Jun-07-08 08:21 AM   #7 
  - lol I agree. Can't stand sugar in my tea.  frickaline   Jun-07-08 08:24 AM   #8 
  - it hasn't been taken away, just order unsweetened. Most places that  yellowdogintexas   Jun-07-08 09:19 AM   #13 
     - Actually I thought this was a Thai custom  frickaline   Jun-07-08 09:21 AM   #14 
     - Thai tea is a whole other universe, quite good in its own right . Try Vietnamese Coffee  yellowdogintexas   Jun-07-08 09:33 AM   #19 
        - lol  frickaline   Jun-07-08 09:36 AM   #21 
     - It's the South's revenge for the proliferation of iced coffee.  Gormy Cuss   Jun-07-08 09:22 AM   #15 
        - don't like coffee either  realisticphish   Jun-07-08 03:55 PM   #34 
  - AMEN. Tea and Coffee are supposed to be somewhat bitter. If you want sweet, drink pop.  JVS   Jun-07-08 09:26 AM   #17 
  - Finally. An issue about which JVS and I can agree.  mycritters2   Jun-07-08 05:28 PM   #36 
  - Sometimes its nice to have something without carbonation though.n/t  turtlensue   Jun-09-08 08:21 AM   #42 
  - I dont care much about tea, but its defanetly better without the sugar!  CRF450   Jun-07-08 05:45 PM   #37 
  - Here in San Antonio, a gallon of Bill Miller's sweet tea is a gallon of heaven.  lady of texas   Jun-07-08 08:15 AM   #6 
  - Sweet tea, it's what the gods drink when they don't really want another cup of coffee.  MrCoffee   Jun-07-08 09:14 AM   #10 
  - There's also something the Cajuns call "Swamp Water".  GOPisEvil   Jun-07-08 09:15 AM   #11 
  - oh yeah, I have also heard it called Iced Tea Punch and it is GOOD  yellowdogintexas   Jun-07-08 09:29 AM   #18 
  - C'mon Dave....Swamp Water is.........  jus_the_facts   Jun-07-08 12:51 PM   #28 
  - I've had that. It is actually really, really good.  WritingIsMyReligion   Jun-07-08 05:12 PM   #35 
  - Most places offer sweet and unsweet tea.  oktoberain   Jun-07-08 09:16 AM   #12 
  - And most of the time, they will still give ya sweet tea **fuckers I ordered unsweet!!**  CRF450   Jun-07-08 05:47 PM   #38 
  - You're not a native Texan, are you? If you were, you'd know that  raccoon   Jun-07-08 09:25 AM   #16 
  - that would be native Southerner, actually ....sweet tea is not just a Texas thing  yellowdogintexas   Jun-07-08 09:43 AM   #22 
     - Tell me about it, I'm from SC. :-) And I miss my sweet tea when I can't get it. nt  raccoon   Jun-09-08 08:19 AM   #41 
  - What is this sweet tea you speak of?  johnnie   Jun-07-08 09:50 AM   #23 
  - I know. what is going on?  AchtungToddler   Jun-07-08 11:27 AM   #24 
  - Unsweetened hot tea.....  jus_the_facts   Jun-07-08 11:44 AM   #25 
  - I like my hot tea lightly 2 sugar cubes per teapot  yellowdogintexas   Jun-07-08 12:41 PM   #27 
     - I use three family size Tetley Tea Bags....added to a quart of HOT water....  jus_the_facts   Jun-07-08 01:30 PM   #29 
  - I like my tea (hot or iced) without sugar  cabbage08   Jun-07-08 12:28 PM   #26 
  - I'll explain  khashka   Jun-07-08 01:54 PM   #30 
  - Its gross  Southpawkicker   Jun-07-08 01:55 PM   #31 
  - Sweet tea is the vilest, foulest substance on earth.  zingaro   Jun-07-08 02:02 PM   #32 
  - Sugar in tea is like bourbon and water  sarge43   Jun-07-08 07:31 PM   #39 
  - Pre-sweetened beverages are so scary!  Lex   Jun-07-08 07:35 PM   #40 
  - I personally don't get unsweetened tea....unless you are a diabetic.  PeterU   Jun-09-08 08:45 AM   #43 
  - It's way too sweet for me  GloriaSmith   Jun-09-08 08:48 AM   #44 
  - I'm a Northerner to the bone; can't take the heat, the sun or the humidity.  hedgehog   Jun-09-08 08:51 AM   #45 
  - Yeah, I don't get it - sugary drinks makes me even thirstier  LynneSin   Jun-09-08 08:53 AM   #46 
  - Well  turtlensue   Jun-09-08 08:57 AM   #48 
  - Nectar of the gods!  B3Nut   Jun-09-08 08:56 AM   #47 
  - I made it on Saturday for an event  Rambis   Jun-09-08 09:12 AM   #49 
  - Sweet tea is Unamerican.  Midlodemocrat   Jun-09-08 10:04 AM   #50 
     - Coming from a boxed wine drinker....  turtlensue   Jun-09-08 10:06 AM   #51 

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