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I Love Sweet Tea

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    Always Ordered

    Ice lemon tea and cold green tea are what I normally order when I'm eating outside. It's hot and humid in Singapore and I need something to chill
    gohjohan gohjohan 31-35, M Feb 18, 2008

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    I'm A Southern Woman.

    This is customary where I come from. I drink about a glass of tea per day. Today, I had two. I'm trying to limit myself so I can lose some weight.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F Mar 12, 2011

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    It Should Be the Default Again.

    I miss the way, when I was growing up in the South in the 60s, sweet tea was the default. If you actually wanted boring, unsweetened tea, you had to ask for it. If you ordered "tea", you got sweet tea. And many restaurants appreciated the subtlety of making it up...
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 30, 2008

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    How Did I Live Without It?

    In California (where I grew up), there is no such thing as sweet tea.  I'd never even heard of it until I moved.  Now, I wonder how I lived without it.  Well... I know how I lived without it - with Saccharin.  I can't stand trying to stir 10,000 sugar packets...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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    I Love It

    I just love tea in general...anykind. However I do wish I drank tea with leaves more...I heard it was really healthy. But iced tea, sweet tea, Arizona Iced Tea, Snapple Iced Tea...hahaa I love tea!
    TheAsianSensation TheAsianSensation 16-17, M Feb 16, 2010

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    A Cool Dark One, Known As Southern Sweet Tea

         A cold tall one in my house usually is either home made Southern Sweet Ice Tea or freshly squeezed lemonade. Today was probably 80's again & yesterday the Southern tea flowed. I do not have enough lemons to squeeze but I will serve you a fresh slice...
    moonwalker moonwalker 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    Heaven On Ice

    This is a southern thing, and though I'm not from the south I feel like I have a connection to it.  I love all things southern, sweet tea, southern cooking, sweet southern men.. all of it!  Sweet tea on a hot day makes me feel SO refreshed and I love the flavor of the...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M Jun 24, 2009

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    Sort Of A Requirement...

    Since I live in the Southern US, it's pretty much a requirement to "love sweet tea". At most people's houses, there is sweet tea, water and milk to drink. I don't drink it very often, because of the sugar, but give me a packet of splenda, and I'm a happy girl. It tastes like...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2010

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    From Childhood

    One of my fondest memories of visiting extended family as a child surrounds Sweet Tea. My mother almost always had a jar of Sweet Tea in the fridge, and it was good enough, but one of my Aunts made the sweetest, most perfectly strength sweet tea I have ever tasted to this day...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 23, 2011

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    Mickey D's

    Macdonalds now sells sweet tea and I am there every night to buy one. I am addicted to it. I drink it with milk in it and I could drink it forever. At night I walk my dog and he likes to go there so I run in and buy a sweet tea. I hope they keep selling it.
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F Oct 31, 2008

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    No Lemon Served With Mine, Thank You.

    Hmm, It taste so good! One thing my bf and I can't get enough of, is a tall glass of sweet iced tea! We go several times during summer to get a glass at a local diner where I live! We go in not so much for the food, but the tea itself! It's never overly or under sweetened, it's...
    Rougejigga Rougejigga 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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    Noooooo!!

    I'm about to go into sweet tea overload today. I am going to be doing my annual 4 week cleansing period tomorrow. Apart of this cleansing is caffeine and sugar added drinks and food. This is exciting because I'm going to be getting all healthy and what not, but Oh My Good...
    diamondd1va diamondd1va 18-21, F Jan 7, 2012

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    cheybaby1540 cheybaby1540 16-17, F Mar 27

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    No Lemon

    No lemon for me in my tea, but I do love sweet tea!  If it doesn't come already sweetened (which is rare in most parts of the country), unless it's really strong I tend to drink it without any sweetener in it.  If it's really strong I tend to add part of a packet of...
    MOChick MOChick 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2008

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    On A Hot Day

    Is there anything more satisfying on a hot day than a tall glass of sweet iced tea? There is one restaurant that makes truly excellent sweet tea. I sometimes go there for lunch just so that I can have a glass. It always takes me home to visiting my grandparents in the South who...
    idontknowinpa idontknowinpa 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    Tea For Two?

    I like Ceylon tea, brewed in very hot water, just five minutes each cup steeping, poured out over mint leaves and lavender honey. It is a gorgeous pick me up!
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F Sep 14, 2013

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    "GRITS" and Sweet Tea

    Girls Raised In The South and sweet tea no more need to be said. Moving around with my husband while in the military I can say sweet tea is not a staple except in the south. Introducing southern sweet tea to people is a wonderful thing. 
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2008

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    Grandma

    There was a time where the only things I drank on a regular basis were, water,milk, juice and sweet tea. My grandmother use to make sweet tea all the time. And whenever we ran out there was always more. She use to fill up juice bottles with it so it was always there. Though she...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    A Spoonful of Sugar

    Helps the medicine go down and I'm taking lots of meds so a cup full of sugar is more like it. Truthfully, I just like sweets. At least I can control some aspect of sweetness in my life. There's nothing like an ice cold glass of extra sweet tea to escape just momentarily from the...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F Jul 21, 2008

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    It Was News To Me.

    I had no clue what "sweet tea" was until I moved south. Where I'm from, it's either iced tea or hot tea. Where we live now, it's sweet tea, unsweet or hot tea. Okayyyyyy. But I love sweet tea. At one point in my life, I drank it EVERY day, several times a day. Oh my.
    Sasha4Buck Sasha4Buck 41-45, F Mar 12, 2011

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    My sweet addiction. I'll always love my sweet

    tea. I think it's better than soda.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    13robert13 13robert13 13-15, M Apr 5

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    Does This Count As Water???

    I could drink sweet tea  all day everyday! If it counts as water then I'd drink even more than I do now. I was buying it in bottles and cans for a long time, then I realized "hey, I can make this at home better and for less money!!" That's when I realized that...
    VanillaGorilla VanillaGorilla 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 9, 2008

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    Sweet... Iced Tea

    Being a 'northerner'....  I really had NO idea wth 'sweet tea' was.  DUH! Nothing more than iced tea. ( sweetened of course. ) In my house, they prefer the instant powdered stuff. Personally.... I dont care for it. I 'brew' my own iced tea.  I have a...
    SweetHoney SweetHoney 46-50 2 Responses May 2, 2008

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    Mmm

     who doesnt? i mean really are you a pinko comi?
    alsorolo alsorolo 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 24, 2009

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    You Talking About Upset

    when I go to a restaurant, I order my sweet tea and they say "I'm sorry we only have unsweet"...WHAT?! How are you not going to have sweet tea?...I'm absolutely devastated and it ruins the whole meal lol...I drink sweet tea everyday all day...I drink it in a box, I...
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion 26-30, F 15 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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    'tea' Totally

    I LOVE SWEET TEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and to those who do not have it, like in the north, then I'm so sorry. I could not live in the north, I was born to be in the South, baby.It's a part of southern hospitality. We kick our boots off, say a prayer and chat over sweet tea...
    underthescars underthescars 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 16, 2012

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    I'm Hooked

    Here lately I've been brewing a pot of tea in the coffee maker everyday.  I like it really sweet too.  I toss it in the freezer for a few then drink it through the day.
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F May 23, 2009

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    It's Better Than...

    I'm new to the life of a southerner, so definitely new to the taste of sweet tea.  My girlfriend started making it when we moved into our new house about two months ago.  It's...simply...amazing.  I can't get enough.  I actually start to panic when I see the...
    vampireheart vampireheart 31-35, T Jul 14, 2008

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    Its Oh So Delicious

    I'm grew up in the south where I basically had a sweet tea IV put in. I love it. Nothing quenches your thirst like a ice cold glass of sweet tea. Recently I moved to the midwest and its been quite a shock. I ask for sweet tea, and they hand me a glass of unsweetened tea and a...
    CrimsonHoneyB CrimsonHoneyB 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2011

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    Can't be unsweet, but I hate

    when it's too sweet! It gives me a headache when it is
    stephen29464 stephen29464 16-17, M Mar 22

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    Lesson Learned

    How could I claim to be a Southern girl and NOT like sweet tea?Funny thing happened to me, not long after moving here.  Now, where I used to live, restaurant iced tea was always served plain unless otherwise stated.  Very few restaurants offered sweet tea, and most of them were...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F May 16, 2012

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    Hi, I'm Your Server...what Can I Get You Guys To Drink Today?

    I love sweet tea so much that I'm probably drinking it while you're reading this. I even drink it in my sleep. I keep a cup with me almost everynight so that whenever I wake up, I can take a sip. This may have something to do with the fact that I viewed it as an adult drink when...
    diamondd1va diamondd1va 18-21, F Jan 4, 2012

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    Im From the South

    Give me sweet tea!!! Cracker Barrell has great sweet tea, so does Chik Fa La....Churchs chicken....and QT the gas station!!
    bOObsMaGee bOObsMaGee 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2008

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    Mmmmmmmmmm

    yeah tea sooooo sweet i drink it everyday and i could drink it every minute of everyday. Love mcdonalds exspecially....
    murrybeff murrybeff 16-17, F Nov 24, 2009

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    The Top 5 Uses For Tea!

    Tea has lots of uses. I should know -- I totally did all the research and probably could get a PhD in Teaology if I wanted one. With tea, you can: 1. Drink it Tea is first and foremost a beverage. Der. 2. Trade it Tea is a valuable commodity. Savvy traders used tea as an...
    dudedrama dudedrama 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 1, 2009

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    I Like It Sweet

    I love sweet tea.  I drink it everyday. Mello however doesn't.  Makes me wonder about her.
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 96 Responses Feb 21, 2008

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    I Don't Want It Any Other Way

    I've learned to NEVER try to buy sweet tea in the north, at least from the northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area and up. It's just a foreign concept up there. You can say "Sweet tea please", but they'll just give you unsweet. It's like the word "sweet" is just ignored or...
    caitiebug1119 caitiebug1119 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2013

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    Mmmmm Mmmmm Good!

    My favorite drink would have to be sweet tea... I love it with lemon and usually drink the kind sweetened with Splenda... My favorite is to make raspberry tea at home with Splenda... So good! Its refreshing and tasty lol... I can live without sodas but not without sweet tea!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 9, 2013

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    Fine Wine

    If you did not grow up south of the Mason Dixon Line then chances are you may not have ever had SWEET TEA. Let me just say you have missed a great southern tradition. Sweet Tea can be served with any meal any time of the day. It has been called the wine of the south...
    LateNightGuy LateNightGuy 41-45, M 10 Responses Jul 7, 2008

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    It's Sooo Epic

    I'm from Texas and my family is from Alabama so it's kind of a given
    oliveostrovsky oliveostrovsky 18-21 1 Response Sep 26, 2011

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    It's My Favorite Drink.

    I drink it all the time. Every restaurant I go to I always order sweet tea. I don't know what it is about it that makes me want to drink it obsessively. I think it's possibly because it's very popular where I live since I live in the south. I love the taste of it. It has to have...
    nosanity nosanity 22-25, F Sep 1, 2008

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    Love You Grandma

    My grandmother was from Alabama.  Sweet tea will forever remind me of her.  From the time I was tiny, I can't remember a time when her refrigerator didn't have a freshly brewed jar (yes, glass jar) of tea.  Anywhere you go down South, there's sweet tea...
    abercrombiegirl abercrombiegirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    I Like Tea With My Sugar

    I was raised in the south and  you aren't southern without knowing what a tall glass of sweet tea is about. Way too much sugar and lots of ice. Iced tea in the south is not limited to being the drink for a hot summer day. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, drink iced tea. ...
    mtnhoney mtnhoney 31-35 2 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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    Texas

     I used to live in deep south Texas and now that I'm back in South Dakota I miss that tea so much it hurts!
    marriedwomanforever marriedwomanforever 21-25, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2008

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    Sweet Tea is like a religion in the south.

    Now when I moved to Dallas as a teen i've grown a lot more liberal and lost my accent but the one thing I never give up is my sweet tea. I feel so fortunate to have found a little piece of the forest in the city and sittin outside with my dogs sippin sweet tea breathing in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 5

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    Sweet Tea

    Is always great to have on a hot Chicago day when I'm finished gardening or working out
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 25, 2012

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    Carolina Girl

    my husband goes to work after a couple of hours at work he wants some sweet tea he tells the guys " i'm going home to get me some carolina sweet tea" the guys ask, well, "how are you going do that in ohio" i brought the carolina girl with me she makes the...
    morningstarr morningstarr 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    It not that I "love" my teacher. But I mean it as in his was an amazing teacher and taught me to love science. He was fun and made everyday in class an adventure. The best memories...
    ScarlettAngelica ScarlettAngelica 26-30, F Apr 12

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    There's always room for something sweet :)
    iiArial iiArial 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    My youngest is at the age where I get tons of sweet smiles and cooing, always turns my day around!
    oversimplification oversimplification 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I developed a human to human relationship with my teacher...and she loves me...but I want her to love me more. It all started when she taught me last year. I'm a 17 year old...
    msdklove msdklove 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I miss my teacher(ill call him mr.j) i waass recently moved out of my math class and so half of my scedual was changed. I no longer have mr.j as a teacher and i miss talking to him...
    brideofevil brideofevil 16-17, F Apr 2

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