I've been trying to manually add this to my logs for days now....
I am born & raised in the south and we love our sweet tea. We make it by the gallon and sweeten it, of course, before its poured.
So how should one count calories on it b/c all fo the calories are going to come from the sugar right?
I drink Lipton Decaf Iced Tea Brew.....
I brew 4 bags for 1 gallon (family size bags) and I mix in at least 2 cups of sugar for 1 gallon. If I have an 8 oz glass of this, how do I count it????????
Sweet! Thanks Romeozjul!
You know sometimes that sugar can cause us Southerners to be brain dead....
2 cups of sugar = 1548 calories divided by 16 8-oz glasses of tea = 96.75 cals per glass.
only two cups of sugar per gallon, huh? not bad...
I pretty much only drink water now (plus the occasional liquor) and sometimes I miss the sweet tea.
I used to get a 32 oz iced tea from chik fil a (they seem to know how to brew tea properly) on my way to work, and then get another one at lunch time. Occasionally I'd get another one after work, but usually not. 64 oz of tea was usually enough.
Thanks guys! Trust me I only treat myself occasionally now, unlike how I used to be. I drink Propel nonstop now and the occasional lemonade. But I just was stumped on this one.
Oh...Bobo, I used to work in a restaurant too and you're right there's a lot of sugar that goes into that stuff. Normally I only drink water when I'm out though. I have to have decaf tea as I'm allergic to caffeine. I'm willing to say just about all restaurants down here have caffeinated so I just stay away altogether, even the unsweetened tea.
Nomoreexcuses, WOW! Where did you grow up? I know its got to be the south. For one Chic-fil-a is only really in the south and 64 oz of SWEET tea/day is fair amount!!
HAHA and 2 cups is what I limit myself to. It used to be more...when I was in college. Got to have that sugar rush! :) HAHA
but everytime i read "sweet tea" i can't help thinking of "to catch a predator" on dateline! anybody else catch that?
"hey, come right on in! i made some sweet tea!"
The sugar won't melt in iced tea. To do it correctly you need to pour the sugar in after or before you pour the boiled tea in the pitcher; the boiled tea will dissolve the sugar enough. Then stir and THEN refridgerate. I've never heard of making the sugar into syrup b/f adding it...unless they were picking. There a lot of people that say sweet tea tastes like its got syrup in it.
I was small and took a trip to DC where evidently sweet tea is scarce. I ordered tea, not thinking it wouldn't be sweet. I tried to sweeten it when I got it and made a sandbar in the glass with how much sugar I poured in it (not realizing it wasn't dissolving). HA! Lesson learned...quickly!
But, boy, you should see the looks I get when I drive through McDonald's and ask for "unsweet tea" and then refuse the sweetener they try to offer me. Then they try to give me sweet tea, 'cause surely I don't mean tea without sweetener at all (they think they heard me wrong)! LOL
I always taste my tea before driving away... half the time it is sweetened and I have to ask them to try again. When I taste that one small sip of "sweet tea,"my tongue acutally burns now that I am so unused to it.
I weaned myself off of sweetened tea by first ordering half sweet/half unsweet and then I worked the ratios over time (less sweet and more unsweet).
But if you live in the South and want some real sweet tea, try Hardee's. Wowsers, is theirs sweet.
I now enjoy a variety of fruity teas that I brew and then put over ice without sweetner.
I then asked for hot tea and a glass of ice, but they wouldn't serve it to me because they said that pouring the hot tea into the glass with ice would break the glass.
I didn't get my iced tea that day. LOL