Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sweet What?

I was over at the consumerist going through their many many stories of consumer lameness when I came across a letter one man had written about McDonald's bullshit drink policy. Now as interesting as the overall story was I couldn't help but be distracted. The guy kept referring to "Sweet tea".
I went out on a limb and assumed that "sweet tea" is the same as ice tea, but is that assumption correct? Is it some kind of american thing? Who the fuck calls it "sweet tea"? Is there no such thing as ice tea in this bizarro world of "sweet tea"? I'm so confused!


Robin said...

I'm not entirely sure but I'm thinking it's a southern thing if I remember correctly. A guy used it in a standup routine once, and not very well if I might add.

nikki said...

It's related to ice tea, but it's not quite the same.

Sweet tea is a deep, deep south sort of thing. You start, I think, with black tea, get it boiling, dissolve as much sugar as humanly possible in it, and then ice it so that it's cold. And syrupy.

Personally, I'm not a big fan, but maybe that's because I'm not a southerner.

Vulgar Wizard said...

Yep, it's a southern thing. I love it. Very sweet iced tea. LOL!

Gwenhwyfar said...

Okay, so what you're all saying is it's ALMOST Ice tea, but not quite. How bizarre. I think I'm actually more confused and a little afraid.
Hold me.

Janna said...

These past couple months, I have come to love the wonderful phenomenon of sweet tea.
I can't stand regular unsweetened iced tea. Blech.

Yet, when I drink HOT tea, I can't stand it if it IS sweetened. Hot tea has to be unsweetened, iced tea has to be sweet. And lemony.

This, despite the fact that I am from Michigan and have never ever been "southern" in my entire life.

I've come to love sweet tea so much that I buy it by the gallon now.

I am a mystery.
And I have to pee.

Ok, I'm done rambling now.


No, just kidding.
Done rambling.

Gwenhwyfar said...

Janna, I love you.