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BridetobeDisney
11-11-2008, 12:33 PM
I'm from Georgia so I have to have my sweet tea. I was surprised this summer that the allstar sports food court did not have sweet tea. My DS likes to have it with his lunch and supper. He hates juice and gets all of his fruit servings from strawberries, apples, melons, and bananas (no worries... I cut down the tea with water) But of course he drinks water and milk. Where can I find sweet tea in the parks and out besides the McDonalds? I do not want to give him unsweetened tea with artificial sweeteners.

One thought I had was to buy some of those small sealed bottles of tea from publix, pack them in a cooler on the drive down and put them in a mini fridge when we get there. I can take them to the park in an insulated lunch box and an ice pack which can be stuffed in my backpack.

What do ya'll think?

jshelley
11-11-2008, 12:55 PM
I'm from Georgia so I have to have my sweet tea. I was surprised this summer that the allstar sports food court did not have sweet tea. My DS likes to have it with his lunch and supper. He hates juice and gets all of his fruit servings from strawberries, apples, melons, and bananas (no worries... I cut down the tea with water) But of course he drinks water and milk. Where can I find sweet tea in the parks and out besides the McDonalds? I do not want to give him unsweetened tea with artificial sweeteners.

One thought I had was to buy some of those small sealed bottles of tea from publix, pack them in a cooler on the drive down and put them in a mini fridge when we get there. I can take them to the park in an insulated lunch box and an ice pack which can be stuffed in my backpack.

What do ya'll think?

The only place I found any sweet tea on my trip in September was at the Boatwrights restaurant at Port Oleans Riverside. I had lots of Coke instead of tea when I was there, or just suffered through trying to get sugar to dissolve in iced tea.

Julie

TarheelPrincess
11-11-2008, 01:52 PM
Wolfgang Pucks Express at DTD has sweet tea.:)

Melora
11-11-2008, 02:00 PM
Wel I know they serve regular tea everyplace and you can always put regular sugar in it.. I think southern sweet tea is WAY too sweet for me so I put 1 or 2 packets of the sugar they leave on the table into regular tea. You don't have to use artificial sweeteners.

I seem to remember last August when we were there that I was offered sweet tea at many of the restaurants throughout WDW.

kyirish25
11-11-2008, 02:33 PM
Columbia Harbor House in Magic Kingdom has real sweet tea.

john398
11-11-2008, 02:49 PM
Columbia Harbor House in Magic Kingdom has real sweet tea.

Thanks, in Texas we like sweet tea too

Billmel
11-11-2008, 03:27 PM
Trails End Restaurant at Fort Wilderness..

MickeyNicki
11-11-2008, 03:43 PM
I know WPE has it

roxmic
11-11-2008, 04:07 PM
Rainforest Cafe has sweet tea

WilsonFlyer
11-11-2008, 05:32 PM
Yea. I don't get it. Why no sweet tea in FL? It is the South, right? :rotfl2:

dalstitch45
11-11-2008, 07:37 PM
I had it at Columbia Harbour House. Had to have my fix.;)

fenfur
11-11-2008, 11:20 PM
We had it at Garden Grill in The Land at Epcot

PhilMo78
11-12-2008, 07:25 AM
DS 5 will be thrilled, we lived in VA for 18 months and became addicted to sweet tea. Think it's hard getting it in FLA, try upstate NY!!!!!!!!

:thumbsup2

BridetobeDisney
11-12-2008, 09:51 AM
Thank you all so much! It's good to know there are places to get it. The bad thing is I wasn't planning on going to any of those restaurants. It helps to know its there though. Adding sugar packets to unsweet tea does not taste good at all, IMHO. I think I'll still take some of those bottles of tea from publix with us.

fenfur
11-12-2008, 08:34 PM
DS 5 will be thrilled, we lived in VA for 18 months and became addicted to sweet tea. Think it's hard getting it in FLA, try upstate NY!!!!!!!!

:thumbsup2

Try getting it in California!!! The only place I know of is the randomly and far between Chick-Fil-A (and closed on Sundays :headache: ). And we have NO Cracker Barrels or anything of the sort around here. McDonalds doesn't even carry it here, :sad2: .

squirrelgirl
11-12-2008, 08:49 PM
Hi! I am from Southern California and I have heard folks talk about sweet tea, but I don't think I know what it is. Is it just ice tea with the sugar already added? Or is it a fruit flavored ice tea (like a passionfruit ice tea)?

Thanks

(and yes, I did have tofu for dinner tonight..:rotfl2: )

kadesha
11-12-2008, 08:50 PM
i'm from GA and live on sweet tea! I almost had a nervous breakdown 2 years ago in the Crystal Palace when they told me they didn't have it and it would be hard to find!! lol, DH will not let me live it down!

PrincessSuzanne
11-12-2008, 09:07 PM
I am from Alabama and I bleed sweet tea. I MUST have it. I make my own at home most of the time, since most places can't get it just right. I think I am going to take the stuff I use and make it in the coffee maker in the room. I may stop off for an initial gallon at Chik-fil-a before going to the resort and then I can use that container to make more. I can't live off soda and water for a week.

There have only been 3 places I have found sweet tea on property, at WPE, Trail's End, and RFC and we aren't eating at any of those this time, except maybe WPE.

ETA: The McDonalds by the All Star resorts has it, but not for the nice $1.00 like at most McDonald's, it will cost an arm and a leg.

Suzanne

RACHELSMOM1
11-12-2008, 09:33 PM
Off Site, you can get the gallon at Chick fil a, and at captain D's (there is one in Celebration). I like the previous poster's gallon to the room idea.

BridetobeDisney
11-12-2008, 10:25 PM
Hi! I am from Southern California and I have heard folks talk about sweet tea, but I don't think I know what it is. Is it just ice tea with the sugar already added? Or is it a fruit flavored ice tea (like a passionfruit ice tea)?

Thanks

(and yes, I did have tofu for dinner tonight..:rotfl2: )

LOL, sweet tea is tea that you add sugar to while it is still warm. I use 2 lipton decaffeinated tea brew bags and I put them in a small pot of water with a pinch of baking soda. I let that come to a boil. After coming to a boil for a minute or so I take it off the stove. In a pitcher, I add a cup and a half of sugar and enough water so to fill up half of the pitcher. I then pour the tea from the pot into the pitcher, making sure to leave the tea brew bags in the pot. Then I stir the tea in the pitcher until the sugar is dissolved. Then I add more water until it reaches the spout of the pitcher. Stir it again and put it in the fridge. When it's cold pour it into a glass with ice and you've got southern sweet tea!!! Some people like it much sweeter than that, including my grandma who makes it soooo sweet that you have to add a bit of extra water to your glass to cut the sweetness. But I like it sweet but not like syrup. However, chick fil a has the best tea in the world!!!

Thanks to all the posters. It's nice to know that there are people out there like me that can't live without sweet tea!!!:drinking1

PrincessSuzanne
11-13-2008, 03:12 PM
LOL, sweet tea is tea that you add sugar to while it is still warm. I use 2 lipton decaffeinated tea brew bags and I put them in a small pot of water with a pinch of baking soda. I let that come to a boil. After coming to a boil for a minute or so I take it off the stove. In a pitcher, I add a cup and a half of sugar and enough water so to fill up half of the pitcher. I then pour the tea from the pot into the pitcher, making sure to leave the tea brew bags in the pot. Then I stir the tea in the pitcher until the sugar is dissolved. Then I add more water until it reaches the spout of the pitcher. Stir it again and put it in the fridge. When it's cold pour it into a glass with ice and you've got southern sweet tea!!! Some people like it much sweeter than that, including my grandma who makes it soooo sweet that you have to add a bit of extra water to your glass to cut the sweetness. But I like it sweet but not like syrup. However, chick fil a has the best tea in the world!!!

Thanks to all the posters. It's nice to know that there are people out there like me that can't live without sweet tea!!!:drinking1

What is the baking soda for? I have never heard of doing that. I know my grandmother would add saccrin (sp?) when I was younger, don't know why on that either, then all of a sudden she quit doing that.

I usually make a gallon at the time. I bring a small pot of water to a boil, then add the tea bags (6 or 7 small ones) let it sit for a little while, then put 2 cups of sugar in the pitcher and add the tea water I have reheated and fill with cold tap water.

I figure, I can make it in the coffee maker in the room and then keep it in the fridge, Dh will have to keep the ice bucket full. I am about sweet tea, like some people are coffee, I need several galsses to get my day started.

Suzanne

BEASLYBOO
11-13-2008, 03:15 PM
The Publix grocery store has sweet tea by the gallon. It aslo comes w/ flavoring, w/out sugar and with artificial sweetner.

kadesha
11-13-2008, 03:27 PM
What is the baking soda for? I have never heard of doing that. I know my grandmother would add saccrin (sp?) when I was younger, don't know why on that either, then all of a sudden she quit doing that.

I usually make a gallon at the time. I bring a small pot of water to a boil, then add the tea bags (6 or 7 small ones) let it sit for a little while, then put 2 cups of sugar in the pitcher and add the tea water I have reheated and fill with cold tap water.

I figure, I can make it in the coffee maker in the room and then keep it in the fridge, Dh will have to keep the ice bucket full. I am about sweet tea, like some people are coffee, I need several galsses to get my day started.

Suzanne

The baking soda is to take the bitterness away.

BridetobeDisney
11-13-2008, 08:50 PM
Thanks Kadesha, I didn't really know why I add baking soda. My mom always added it so I do too. LOL It's nice to know why I add it. Oh also the two or three tea bags that I use are the large ones. If I am using smaller bags, I add 5 or 6.

parrothead928
11-13-2008, 09:10 PM
Yea. I don't get it. Why no sweet tea in FL? It is the South, right? :rotfl2:


I live in the Panhandle; Sweet tea is the norm, not the exception!!!

M-I-C-K-E-Y
11-13-2008, 09:47 PM
For those out there looking to try sweet tea but who want to cut down on their sugar intake, try adding large amounts of Splenda instead. It dissolves fairly well (at least compared to sugar) and after you get used to it you'll never miss all the sugar!

WilsonFlyer
11-14-2008, 05:15 AM
For those out there looking to try sweet tea but who want to cut down on their sugar intake, try adding large amounts of Splenda instead. It dissolves fairly well (at least compared to sugar) and after you get used to it you'll never miss all the sugar!


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M-I-C-K-E-Y
11-14-2008, 06:30 AM
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Yup - not traditional, but some people do need to watch their sugar intake...

Belle4mygrl
11-14-2008, 07:17 AM
I make my own tea with the cold brew bags for CS meals. I always take bottled water. the water is warm by the time I use it and the tea brews fairly quick. I ask for 1 cup empty and 1 cup of ice. I brew my tea then add sugar or splenda (whichever mood I am in) and then add ice. It is much better than the bottled teas that you buy, imho.

BellaSoleil
11-14-2008, 08:09 AM
I love sweet tea! I must have a cup every morning. I will probably get DH to swing by ChickFilA and pick me up a gallon first thing.

I swore I would never be addicted to anything!:rotfl2:

PrincessSuzanne
11-14-2008, 03:51 PM
I make my own tea with the cold brew bags for CS meals. I always take bottled water. the water is warm by the time I use it and the tea brews fairly quick. I ask for 1 cup empty and 1 cup of ice. I brew my tea then add sugar or splenda (whichever mood I am in) and then add ice. It is much better than the bottled teas that you buy, imho.

The bottled tea we are talkign about is fresh brewed at the restaurant and Publix sells their fresh brewed tea in small bottles near the deli area. I HATE those bottled teas, NASTY

Suzanne

hihohiho
11-14-2008, 06:31 PM
In Canada when you order 'iced tea' in a restaurant it is always sweetened with sugar, so when I ordered it in Florida I was shocked! I had to add sugar packets to it, was actually better that way since I don't really like it too sweet anyway.

Piglet54
11-14-2008, 09:15 PM
Cosmic Rays in the Magic Kingdom has Sweet Tea.

neffernie
11-15-2008, 07:32 AM
The McDonalds at Downtown Disney has it. :cheer2:

MegaWoman
11-15-2008, 07:36 AM
In Canada when you order 'iced tea' in a restaurant it is always sweetened with sugar, so when I ordered it in Florida I was shocked! I had to add sugar packets to it, was actually better that way since I don't really like it too sweet anyway.

But what we get here in Canada isn't real brewed tea, it's a premade syrup from a fountain like a soda, or premade in a can or bottle. It's just not the same as sweet tea from the south. I will drive to Buffalo and the first stop for DH and I is McD's for a 1$ sweet tea! I've started making my own at home too!