Sunday, May 22, 2011

How do you like your tea?

Did you know Canada.. I was surprised to read 97% of tea in Canada is consumed hot while in the United States, 85% of tea is served iced.

I know many people that drink a lot of iced tea but, as we know, in Canada iced tea refers to sweetened iced tea, usually flavoured with lemon. In most provinces, unsweetened iced tea is almost unheard of. This tea is made at home from drink powder or obtained in cans or bottles.  Water, sugar and flavourings may exceed tea in terms of quantity in these drinks.

Personally I only like unsweetened iced tea - though I know of no where in Canada that serves in that way. I have to admit it's one of my favourite things to order in a restaurant when we visit the States.

I also make iced tea at home, usually only in the summer months but like most Canadians I usually drink my tea hot, I actually have one every morning.

So Canada - how do you like your tea?

Source: Wikipedia

6 comments:

  1. Mostly I am a coffee drinker, and I use to drink ice tea, but now I prefer hot tea over iced. It is of the sweetened variety, and I find it too sweet. I much rather just drink water.

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  2. I don't like iced tea at all, I enjoy a regular hot tetley with a bit of milk

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  3. I like regular hot tetley with milk as well :)

    I could go for some iced tea with a lemon today though, I will make some!

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  4. Hot tea with milk, spicy chai, hot tea with lemon and honey. Can't stand cold/ice tea.

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  5. I like iced tea, preferably peach over lemon. Green tea iced tea is pretty good too. I have drank hot tea but I don't really like it. I'm not a big hot drink person though. I drink iced caps even in the dead of winter so..

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  6. I've seen people make peach iced tea using real peaches on tv before but never tried it, I bet it's really good. Will have to try that this year.

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