February 24, 2008 6:35pm CST
Does anyone one out there have a recipe for the sweet tea that they make down south... My kids went to Texas last summer and fell in love with sweet tea... well up here in the Pacific Northwest there is NOTHING to compare to it... so maybe I thought someone wonderful here on mylot could help me! thanks!
25 Feb 08
Ok, wait--are we talking about iced tea or hot tea here? For hot tea, that seems like alot of sugar to be adding (from a Tetley tea person and nothing but!) and all that sugar doesn't seem all too healthy for you. So maybe I am confused, even for iced tea, don't think I'd wanna be ingesting quite so much sugar. There are some really good brands of iced tea out there, Lipton's included. Maybe I am just not getting what this sweet tea is all about! We drink alot of tea in Canada, too!
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25 Feb 08
The sugar probably -isn't- good for you, but since when does southern cooking have anything to do with healthy eating? haha. The amount of sugar that gets added to iced tea or hot tea (sweet tea is better iced, I think) is usually a little excessive, but that's what makes it good... In theory. I guess it's just like everything else, we have to use (in this case drink) it in moderation.