Is It Iced Tea Or Ice Tea? Maybe It’s Neither In Texas
When it comes to tea with ice, we Texans know a thing about it. We do love our tea here in the Lone Star State! In fact, it might be our #1 choice of beverage besides Dr. Pepper. LOL.
So recently, a debate has hit the internet asking, is it ICE tea or ICED tea? Really? As long as it's cold does it really matter? Well, apparently so.
IS IT ICE TEA?
I'm gonna have to say, this is the one. Yep, I don't really think I put the letter D on "ice" and say "iced". Plus, it sounds too proper. What do you think?
IS IT ICED TEA?
If you google this way of saying it, most sites will say this is the PROPER verbiage when it comes to grammar. Because, technically, the tea is ICED...by ice. Wow, going deep there. But this is usually is the correct way...according to many.
According to Google, there is a difference by definition,
What's the difference between iced tea and ice tea? Do you know the difference between ICED tea and ICE tea? Iced tea refers to hot tea that has been poured over ice. Ice tea is tea that has either been brewed cold or has been cooled down before serving.
I SAY IN TEXAS...IT'S JUST CALLED SWEET TEA!
How do Texans ask for tea? Honestly, the debate here really isn't a debate because we love our SWEET tea here in Texas. So we just say...
I'll Take a Sweet Tea Please?
Yep, no "ice" or "iced" needed when asking for a SWEET tea. And if you don't have sweet tea, it doesn't matter because we are probably leaving anyways. LOL.
According to the poll at today.yougov.com...
49% say it's ICED tea. 20% say ICE tea. And 27% say BOTH.
There it is, debate settled. Maybe not, but hey we gave it a try. How do you ask for tea? Ice tea? Iced tea? Or is it just sweet tea? Is anybody thirsty now?