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Monday, August 19, 2013

Let's Be Like Southerners!

Only true Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk." 

Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it. When Southerners travel up north, they often order "tea" with their
meals and get unsweet tea without ice. When we order tea,no matter where we are, we expect sugar and lots of it poured over lots of ice. "Sweet iced tea" is the way you'll often hear us describe it. "Would you like a glass of sweet iced tea?" Or ... we may just say, "Tea?" You should know what that means ...

For the record, "sweet iced-tea" is always best served on a hot day and in Mason jar ... 

"Sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk. Personally, I never took to buttermilk, but my mother swore it was "so gooood" especially when served with some hot apple pie. 

Do you have a favorite "sweet iced tea" recipe? Here's a good one: Southern Sweet Iced Tea


  1. My husband's friend from So. Carolina turned him on to sweet tea while we were still in CA. Now hubby has mastered making sweet tea and there is always a pitcher of it in our refrigerator. So you're welcome anytahm!

  2. Eva Marie, You know how I feel about "sweet iced tea"...he he.... To my way of thinking, buttermilk is to be used for making cakes. But my mama loves buttermilk and cornbread. That must be an old timely thing.