Hot tea or iced tea?

United States
June 6, 2008 1:53am CST
Which do you prefer? I'm not a hot tea drinker but iced tea with lemon is my favorite. Go ahead, brew some up and get back to me.
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@anu0002 (214)
• India
20 Feb 09
I always prefer hot tea my friend. I am not familiar with tea with lemon and only watched in TV peoples drinking tea with lemon. In india tea with lemon is neither use nor popular.
• United States
20 Feb 09
Interesting. Thank you for the information about your culture.
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@curious888 (1213)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 09
iced tea - iced tea with lemon
I prefer iced tea with lemon.Iced tea, also known as ice tea, is a form of cold tea, often served in a glass over ice. It may or may not be sweetened. Iced tea is also a popular packaged drink. It can be mixed with flavored syrup, with common flavors including lemon, peach, raspberry, lime, and cherry.
• United States
20 Feb 09
You've done your research haven't you?
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
6 Jun 08
I am a bit picky when come to tea and I feel I could only get the original real taste of tea when it is served hot. I prefer to take hot tea and doesn’t during hot day or cold day. I like all kinds of hot green tea. I like hot green tea with ginger added. It is unique and tastes wonderful with the spicy ginger in it.
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• United States
6 Jun 08
I've never tried green tea, I think I'll have to.
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@lilybug (21147)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I prefer iced tea no matter what the weather. I will very rarely drink hot tea. I like my iced tea to be sweetened with no lemon. It can be sweetened with sugar or Splenda. I like it both ways, but drink it with Splenda more often because it has no calories.
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• United States
6 Jun 08
I'm an iced tea person myself. I like it with Sweet N Low, I call em pink tickets. Put in a little shot of lemon juice and I'm good to go.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
19 Feb 09
Ice tea in the summer. Don't like it hot it in the winter and definitely not sweetened. Yuck.. That sweet tea thing sounds nasty.
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• United States
20 Feb 09
No offense to the south but when I went there the first thing they offered was sweet tea, then it was Dr. Pepper and then it was sweet Dr. Pepper. Too much sugar!
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
22 Feb 09
You are trying to tell me that they have Dr. Pepper and sweet Dr. Pepper?!?! How much sugar can one have?
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• United States
22 Feb 09
I'm kidding, but it was 5:00am at a Burger King and they offered sweet tea for breakfast.
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@liquorice (3901)
22 Feb 09
I drink iced tea sometimes in the summer, but I usually find most of the ready-made ones much too sweet and sickly. To be honest I'd much rather have a nice hot cup of black or green tea. Especially because most of the time it's cold here, and tea is great for warming me up. I also love (hot) chai tea latte from Starbucks, and hot liquorice or ginger teas. Yum!
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• United States
22 Feb 09
Before I started this convo I'd never tried chai tea from anywhere, but now I love it. I like it from Starbucks but if you have a Panera close, give them a try, with Starbucks it tastes different. Panera's is sweet with a hint of cinnamon.
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@liquorice (3901)
22 Feb 09
Interesting. I'm glad you love chai tea now, especially as it's a result of this discussion! I've never heard of a panera, so I guess we don't have them here. I'll look out for it though if I'm ever on my travels. :)
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@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
22 Feb 09
WOw! I have never considered anything ice cold as tea-tea to me must hot steaming tea for it make sense! But I need to try your idea of iced tea and I se how it goes!
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• United States
23 Feb 09
You'll love it! Let us know what you think.
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@chrissieatu (1033)
• China
22 Feb 09
That depends on the weather and my appetite. I enjoy the hot Puer tea (a kind of Chinese black tea) when I am full. It makes me feel more comfortable. Besides, it helps to lose weight which makes this tea quite popular in China now. While the weather is hot, iced tea with lemon is my favorite too
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• United States
23 Feb 09
Cool, thanks for the info.
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@pinkista (892)
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
I prefer drinking iced tea than the hot one especially when we have it for snack.
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• United States
20 Feb 09
Sounds good.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
7 Jun 08
hi gitfiddleplayer. I prefer hot or warm tea. I don't like iced tea. My throat doesn't like it too;). I have noticed, that when I drink iced drinks when it's hot outside, it makes me feel even more hot. So I drink warm tea and water (not iced of course). have a nice day, jazgottt.
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• United States
7 Jun 08
There's something to that jazgottt, warm tea in the summer actually quenches your thirst faster than cold water.
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• Philippines
7 Jun 08
I'd prefer hot tea, it has more soothing effect for me especially when you're tired. It controls easily body temperature and it helps to loosened some fats beter than cold one.
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• United States
7 Jun 08
I've read that its a cleansing agent, thanks.
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@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
7 Jun 08
I like iced tea, it refreshen me up. occasionally I drink tea when I have stomach ache. Lemon flavor is good, there's a lot of iced tea flavor now but I prefer lemon.
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• United States
7 Jun 08
I don't think I've ever used it to cure a stomach ache, might have to try it.
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• Philippines
6 Jun 08
Same here, I prefer ice tea with lemon or calamansi. Sometimes I drink hot tea since it healing power is more effective if its hot but the taste are sometimes bitter I think it depend on how the tea was prepared. The only thing I don't like with tea whether hot or cold is that it makes your teeth yellowish even with the effort of brushing your teeth more often.
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• United States
6 Jun 08
That's why those whitening strips should be right next to the tea, hello, who's running the show here?
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6 Jun 08
Eurgh! I can't stand cold tea of any kind!! I much prefer I nice cup of tea with maybe a few maryland cookies!! Yum yum! x
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• United States
6 Jun 08
Sounds good. I'll have 3 please.
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
27 Jun 08
Hi There, I think I am the exact opposite. I really do not like any type of iced tea or cold tea. I am really not a big tea drinker at all to be honest but I do prefer it heated. If I had to pick a type of tea it would be green tea. It helps keep the pounds off too, which is even better. :) cheers,
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@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
27 Jun 08
i don't like hot tea but i love ice tea. i hate the aroma of the hot tea. Ice tea is so delicious it can relieve the hotness of feelings. i never bought hot tea. i have stocks of ice tea in the house. all of my friends like also ice tea than hot tea.
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@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I was brought up drinking both hot tea and iced tea. I drink hot tea mostly in the winter. But, iced tea is a staple around here, all year round. I guess we use a gallon every two days. I also love lemon in my iced tea.
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@DarkDancer (1012)
• Dayton, Ohio
14 Jun 08
I like both it really depends. If I am having tea with a meal (besides breakfast) then typically it will be cold. At other times it depends on mood and the temperature.
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I don't like tea. Neither for me, lol;)
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• Egypt
14 Jun 08
I like hot tea with mint.