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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    you can get some fried whitefish after too!

    seriously...I could go for some fried whitefish... the closer the fried whitefish establishment is to a check cashing place the tastier it is - in my experience...
     


  2. in stitches

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    HA! in bmore its always signs for fried lake trout and fried chicken near the check cashing places.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What the hell is sweet tea? Not just te with sugar in it? :confused:
     


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    i believe he is trying to say the following;

    if the tea leaves are brewed from the start with sugar in the brew, that is sweet tea.

    if the tea leaves are brewed by themselves and then afterwards you add sugar into the already made tea brew, that would be sweetening your tea.

    the remaining question is though, where does tea-bagging fit into this discussion?
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hmm, there is a difference? Either way it sounds a little twatty. Earl Grey, neat, all the way. :slayer:
     


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    Stitchy mostly got it right, though he missed the significance of the distinction between the two. It's not just that Southerners like to be PITAs about our tea; there's actually sciencey stuff behind the difference in approaches.

    Sweet tea is black tea (Luzianne if you're legit) with sugar added while the tea is still hot from the brewing process. This allows for supersaturation, i.e., hot tea will dissolve considerably more sugar than cold tea.

    Sweetened tea is tea that has cooled prior to the addition of sugar.

    Sweet tea is much sweeter, often almost syrupy, owing to the supersaturation.

    FWIW, the wife is a big fan of Earl Grey, so there's always some in the house. She learned to drink it from her British family, I got my sweet tea love from my Southern family. We're very cultural. :teach:
     
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    It's been a long time since middle school chemistry, but wouldn't super-saturated sugar just precipitate back into crystals when the tea cools?

    :puzzled:
     


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    Why would anybody attempt to do this? Heating molecules makes them move and dissolve faster. I still don't see how sweet tea is any different than brewing tea and putting a dollup of sugar in it and stirring.
     


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    Not in my experience, at least not quickly enough to be a problem before it's all consumed. My guess, which seems to be confirmed in the quote below, is that I'm simply not putting enough sugar in to create rapid recrystallization.

    I have had a couple of times where I'll brew some tea, let it sit in the fridge longer than its shelf life, and find stuff on the bottom of the pitcher. I suppose that could be recrystallization, but it generally takes a considerable amount of time in the fridge (think a week), and it's not much at all.


    I dunno why anyone would do that. In my experience it's gross.

    To answer your second question, I'll quote the venerable Wikipedia:

    This is what I've always been told - hot tea = more sugar can dissolve in the solution.
     
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    Emails circulating on my team at work about organizing a secret santa.
     


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    I thought it was common sense. I mean, try putting a tea bag in cold water. Nuttin.
     


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    At least you do something festive. My work, nuttin. We had a Christmas party once and everybody had to pay for it.
     
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    Somebody PM mm.
     


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    SFSSFTW :slayer:
     
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    I think somebody brought this up last year. I think the big issue was the spending limit had to be within $1,000-$7,000 and the 99% started crying and it never materialized.
     
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