Some Like It Hot

I knew this once a long time ago but I learned it again today: in the American South,  “tea” means iced tea and the other one is called “hot tea”.   So this means if you order tea with dessert, you get iced tea.

2 thoughts on “Some Like It Hot”

  1. Yes, I learned that one years ago in Raleigh, NC…and it usually means really really sweet iced tea. Otherwise you’d order unsweet tea…. y’all.

  2. Thanks Dannie! I was about to write the exact same thing. This holds true as far North as Louisville, KY. Once you cross the Ohio river it is hit or miss when ordering tea.

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