How do you like your tea?

@buldwgz (1483)
United States
May 28, 2008 10:08pm CST
Here in the U. S. we tend to drink our tea on ice. I know that there aren't many other countries around the world that do this, or so I have heard. Of course, living in the Southern part of the country I am also fond of my tea sweetened. If I hear "I would like some Iced Tea" naturally for me it is already sweet. I have been reprimanded for this thinking by some of our neighbors to the north who are quick to point out that "iced tea" is unsweetened. What about you? Do you like tea, do you drink it hot or on ice? What do you add to it if anything? Any special flavor that appeals to you?
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14 responses
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 May 08
 Rooibos - Rooibos tea bushes
I drink hot tea only. My favorite is white and Rooibos tea, but I can drink any hot tea. I like it with lemon and honey. I don't drink ice tea at all.
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
30 May 08
Thanks for the response Polachicago. I wonder, do you just not like iced tea? Have you ever tried it? I am just curious. I like hot tea at times, and iced tea too, though I honestly rarely drink either.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 May 08
I don't like ice in any drink including water. Plus, hot tea tastes great, while cold tea has no taste for me. I am a bog coffee and tea drinker. I have 2-3 coffees per day and at least 3 teas per day. I have huge tea selection at home. I can drink ice tea only when nothing else is around to drink.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
30 May 08
That makes sense to me. Thanks for answering my question.
@k1tten (2320)
• United States
29 May 08
I like tea but I'm very finicky about what it is. I've only just gotten into my flavored teas. I prefer mint, mint chamomile, Egyptian licorice. I don't add anything. I'm not fond of adding things to my tea. To me it's slightly gross.
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
29 May 08
Thanks k1tten, very interesting flavors indeed and some I may try. Hot or cold though?
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@k1tten (2320)
• United States
29 May 08
Hot actually, though they don't taste so bad cool. The Egyptian Licorice is naturally sweet too if you like sweet teas. It takes a little while to get used to it but it's wonderful.
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
29 May 08
I look forward to giving it a try.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
30 May 08
I prefer mine on isle 7 at walmart without the seal broken on the box. I am not a very big tea fan though I do at times drink it. About the only time I drink it is when I am visiting and they offer or at work and they feed us for our safety performance.
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
30 May 08
Well tea, or anything else for that matter, does seem to be best when someone else is buying...LOL, thanks for the response jer31558.
@branmatt (52)
• United States
29 May 08
I don't like tea, never have. However, even I know that iced tea should be sweetened. Duh!
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
29 May 08
Thanks for the response branmatt. Very appropriately put.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
29 May 08
As with most southerns tea means iced, already sweetened.I seldom drink tea these days but i promise if somebody handed me a glass of tea and it was unsweetened i would not drink it!. I do however drink a cup of hot tea (herbel) sometimes during the winter while sitting up watching t.v. at night(also sweetened).
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
29 May 08
Thanks for the response. Iced tea should be sweet...no doubt. LOL.
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
29 May 08
I like iced tea best. I will on occasion drink it hot, but not often. I like sweet tea, but because of how many calories there are in sweet tea I usually opt for some Splenda or Equal in mine instead.
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
29 May 08
Thanks for the response, lilybug. Now, if you ask for iced tea, what do you expect? Sweet or unsweet? I am just curious.
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@sameroad (3180)
• United States
29 May 08
I like my tea sweeten. I can't drink it if its not sweet. I can drink it hot or cold and with or without ice. I like to drink hot tea when its coldish outside or if i'm just freezing from my house and i like to drink iced tea with meals or when its hot.
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
29 May 08
Thanks sameroad. Sounds about right to me.
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@MichaelJay (1100)
2 Jun 08
Tradition has it in the UK that you drink your tea hot, strong, and with added milk and sugar. That's the British tradition of a 'nice cup of tea' stalwart of so many films etc., and the universal cure-all. Personally I gave up sugar in tea years ago as it was bad for my teeth and eight. No I have givn up the milk too and prefer it hot strong and black. It has so many anti-oxidants and putting milk in it nullifies their beneficial effect. Got used to it now and wouldn't drink it any other way. The weather is never hot enough here to enjoy it iced but I would like to try that someday.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
2 Jun 08
Thanks for the response MichaelJay, and the insight into tea. I drink it hot occasionally, but usually not in the Summer months.
@momalisa65 (1983)
• United States
1 Jun 08
If I'm having Iced Tea, I like it with Sugar and Lemon. When I have Hot Tea, I like it the way my mom always made it for us when we were sick. I put lemon juice and honey in it. But I like it that way even when I'm not sick, Lol.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
2 Jun 08
Sounds like good taste to me, Momalisa65. thanks for the response.
@bevvy22 (279)
• United States
30 May 08
My father-in-law makes the best sweet, iced tea I've ever had. So buldwgz, I guess you can say I like my tea sweet and cold. Although in the colder months, (down here in Georgia that would be weeks), I like my tea hot. It would have to be flavored like raspberry. Absolutely NO MILK!
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
30 May 08
Sweet tea is always nice when cold...I don't like milk in mine either. Thanks for the response.
@k1tten (2320)
• United States
30 May 08
I actually prefer warm tea. But it has to be either mint, chamomile, chamomile mint, egyptian licorice, and a stress relief tea. I really can't handle green tea or regular tea.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
30 May 08
Thanks for the response...I need to drink more warm tea.
• United States
30 May 08
I like Ice tea but I know sometimes late when I am trying to unwind I will make me a cup of Hot tea with a lil cream in sugar in it and I have so many boxes of different kinds of tea all being good but I must say my Fav is the carmel apple flavor mmmmmmmm :P
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
30 May 08
Carmel Apple does sound good. Thanks for the response.
@WilsonXu (47)
• China
30 May 08
In china, we usually hot tea. We don't add anything in the tea, no sugar, no milk , and no flavor. the traditional way of tea drink will take a long time and have severel complicated process. There is place where you can still enjoy the nature of the tea like the West Lake in HangZhou.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
30 May 08
Thanks for the resonse WilsonXu. I am sure the tea there is very, very good.
• Sri Lanka
24 Mar 09
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