Hmmm… I do agree with Elisson. Vodka would make this recipe.
I kind of make tea like this, but I tie the tea bags together so I don’t have to fish them out. The first time I made tea (you know, instead of just buying it at the store) I let the water get too hot and a bag busted, so now I’m gun shy. I just tie the bags together, so I can check on them consistently.
Holy farookin’ $h1t! BOIL for TEN MINUTES and add a CUP OF SUGAR? What’s this guy really gonna do with that pot of crap? Glue down some loose linoleum?
Us Texas hippies toss a couple of tea bags (some kind of Zinger stuff) into a half-gallon jug of tepid water and let it sit in the sun for a half hour or so, then just remove the teabags and pop it into the fridge. Folks can add their own Goddamn sugar.
We don’t make iced tea in Jersey like that either. He made “sweet tea,” a gorilla stompin’ delicious drink of the South, and, yes, some vodka would go very nicely there.
Why did the hot burner show blue in the video? Does it have to do with chromatic compression or is the heat actually blue at Steve’s place? Hmmm
Comment by Bill in Austin — August 24, 2010 @ 11:51 pm
I was born and raised in the South, and I’m telling you…you’ve all got it wrong. That idiot in the video should be shot…I love iced tea…whether it’s made inside, or outside in the sun. Sweet Tea? You sweeten tea by the glass, anyone who knows anything about iced tea knows this. Tea is like coffee…you only fuck it up after you brew it. Pre-made sweetened tea is for Yankees and unbelievers…I have nothing against Yankees, but they don’t know iced tea. You ALWAYS sweeten tea in the glass, and maybe with some lemon if you like, but you never trust someone else to sweeten it for you. Shit, everyone knows that. Look, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to make tea. Fresh lemon…some real sugar, to taste, and you’re good to go. I NEVER EVER order sweet tea. Y’all need to get in the game. Most true Southerners would never drink pre-sweetened tea. Why do you think they invented tea-spoons? You’ve got to tune it to your taste.
I was told by an Arkansas lady that “sweet tea” was basically seriously strong tea that was pre-sweetened and never drunk with lemon. In Jersey, iced tea is simply regular tea that is served over ice, leaving the drinker to add lemon and sugar to taste. Now I’m confused.
I’ve had my share of iced tea that was sweetened by the establishment. Heck, I can get it here in Seattle at “Catfish Corner”. They’re run by some Louisiana expats. Not as good as fresh catfish in east Texas, but pretty good for this area.
Comment by Carl Brannen — August 25, 2010 @ 9:18 pm
…. that guy needs to be dragged off and shot…. here in Tennessee I just felt Acidman spin in his urn……