Not too long ago, McDonald’s introduced sweet tea in their restaurants (at least here in Charlotte). I haven’t had a chance to try it. Chick-Fil-A has had sweet tea for at least a few years, and it’s pretty good – though as I recall it’s rather pricey. Today, I found out that Aldi has started carrying sweet tea as well. I just had a glass, and it’s pretty good. At $1.39 per gallon jug, the price is right too.
Update: Beth made a good point, that people (even stateside) don’t know what exactly sweet tea is. So, here are a couple of recipes. In a nutshell, sweet tea is iced tea, but it is, well, sweet. No adding of artificial sweetness, and no adding of any sweetness after it’s cold. This process must be done while hot or it just isn’t the same.
Update: It turns out that Food Lion sells their tea in two flavors – sweet, and sweet with lemon – and two sizes – by the gallon and by the half gallon. It’s near the orange juice in the refrigerated section. At $1.49, it’s a bit more than what you’ll find at Aldi, but it tastes pretty good.