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  • Here's more on the subject. :-)

    October 7, 2008

  • Ah, I get it. Okay, that's fair enough. I am actually quite pleased to know that if I order sweet tea in England, I'll get hot, sweet tea with milk in it. Who knew?! (Besides British people, naturally.)

    If you asked for sweet tea here (American South, primarily, though some blessed locations outside of the South serve it as well), you'd get a glass of cold tea, probably with ice in it, that is so sweet it makes your teeth ache. (Important Edit: there would be no milk or cream in it, either.)

    If I recall (and I may not!), the original discussion from whence the comment came was comparing the phrase "iced tea" with "ice tea," itself a comparison for "waxed paper" vs. "wax paper."

    So, as they say of the holy hand grenade of Antioch, sweet tea is right out. ;)

    Hence my glee at finding a discussion about sweet tea actually ON the sweet tea page! Huzzahs and accolades!

    October 23, 2007

  • If you asked for "sweet tea" here though, you'd get ordinary hot black (as opposed to green or white or not tea at all!) milky tea which someone would drop a couple of sugars in.

    I'd love to experience a proper Southern sweet tea, mind. A spot on the far edge of a vast circle of teas, as far away from sencha as it is from my own comfort — builders' tea.

    October 23, 2007

  • I like British-style (as in, British-served) tea as much as or more than the average American. But hot tea is not served sweetened--you sweeten it yourself.

    Anyway... thanks for posting a comment on the tea page that's actually about tea! ;)

    October 23, 2007

  • from wax paper: "sweet tea" is always cold because that's the salient feature of the tea: it's sweet. Hot tea is not served sweetened. — an abomination to British ears!

    October 23, 2007