I'm a Southern girl....born in North Carolina and have lived in Virginia most of my life. We drink iced tea here. Once you get below the Virginia/NC state line it is sweet tea. But I don't really like sweet tea....I only like it with barbecue....as in NC pork barbecue. But I do love iced tea and this 87 degree weather in Richmond is making me think about and drink a lot of it. Recently I found my favorite iced tea at Mosaic, a restaurant near the University of Richmond campus. They brew it with regular tea bags and orange spice tea bags. It is delicious. I tried it at home. And perfection is two big Luzianne tea bags and two small orange spice tea bags...for 1/2 gallon of tea. I highly recommend it.
And two other thoughts/observations. Mosaic has an awesome Cobb Salad. They call it the Fit Cobb. But it has a lot of bacon...which makes it delicious. The second thought/observation....two weeks ago it was snowing here...now it is almost 90 degrees. I refuse to turn on the AC in April and I won't open all the windows because I don't want a house full of pollen...therefore, I am suffering...all of my own doing.