Sweet tea and iced tea are both staples in America, particularly in the southeastern part of the country. Where I grew up in the South, if someone offered you a tea, they probably meant an iced tea, and if they offered you an iced tea, it was almost always a sweet tea. This was often confusing to people who were from other parts of the country or the world, especially when they were unaccustomed to iced tea or to tea so sweet you can practically stand a spoon in it.
You can learn more about what these two terms mean (including how they overlap and how they differ) with my new definitions of iced tea and sweet tea, or check out a whole listing of tea terms in the tea glossary.
Photo (c) Lindsey Goodwin
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