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Ok… so I debated with myself as to whether or not to leave a tasting note for this one. I decided, “why not?”. So here goes.
My family often goes out to lunch after church on Sunday afternoons. This being Mother’s Day, Happy Mother’s Day to all you Steepsters by the way, we were going to let my mom choose where we would go. She passed the decision on to my son because a) today is his official 9th birthday and b) all of the restaurants she would have chosen would be crazy full today anyway. What an awesome mom I have!
My son chose McDonald’s because I instructed him “No Chuck E. Cheese!” He chose McDonald’s for the Play Place and the fact that he still gets a toy with his meal. One of these days maybe he’ll outgrow them. He and my 3 year old niece had a blast together.
Since the McDonald’s we went to had a serve yourself fountain, I decided to brave the iced tea… something I rarely do at a restaurant. I despise instant teas to the point I would rather go thirsty than drink one! This is fresh brewed, relatively, so I attempted it. I put some ice in my cup and just a bit of sweet tea… Blech, How does anyone drink this stuff?!? Soooo sweeetttt! I ended up mixing the sweet and unsweet to try and find a drinkable mix. The container ran out of unsweet, so I did with what I got, a little more sweet than I would have liked, but ok.
I found it more drinkable than I expected but with a bit of a weird aftertaste. I also find it a little thick feeling, maybe due to how long it sits in the container or something they add to it… ? I might get this once and awhile, blended w/un-sweet, if I was really feeling the need for tea but it certainly wouldn’t make the top of my ice tea list.
My mom LOVES this tea. I used to like it, but it’s so bleh to me now. I have had the sweet tea at Popeye’s and it’s better. Though none are as good as Folks in Atlanta, GA. They make the BEST sweet tea.
If I am in a pinch, and I NEED tea, I will order it. But that’s rare. With my new travel mug, where I can brew tea anywhere there’s hot water, I won’t need to go to McD’s…YAY!
OK, so today is a sad day for good tea practices.
Just a disclaimer, I’m a true Southerner and Iced Tea means supersaturated with sugar with a viscosity akin to motor oil.
As far as the preeminent fast food chain’s version of sweet tea goes, it’s spot on. I actually find myself getting it whenever I’m there, whereas I don’t even consider getting tea at any other fast food chain. Maybe it’s marketing, maybe it’s in my head, but it’s pretty good.
It’s not complex, not breathtaking, but a pretty accurate take on the Southern Tradition. Unfortunately, I don’t really appreciate the use of High Fructose Corn Syrup in stead of good ol’ Sucrose, but you can’t really tell.
Now if only I can find a way to get back to drinking good tea…
I don’t understand how people drink this stuff. Their not kidding when they say sweet. This was toooo sweet… I mean like it had some moments that had it okay, but erghhh it was kinda gross.
I knew I wasn’t going to get a healthy tea at Mc Donalds, but I mean this left a wierd taste in my mouth ( maybe because I was eating a fish filet but still haha )
Judging by other opinions, maybe they just didn’t make it right I’ll try another mc donalds in the near future and let you know.