Posted by: neblinoso | September 21, 2009

Unsweetened Tea

IMG_3255If you are ever given a glass of iced tea along with a pint-sized pitcher of what appears to be more iced tea, i would advise you not to pour the entire pitcher into your half-empty glass. 

I have been drinking a lot of iced tea here in the Philippines.  It’s one of my favorite hot weather drinks. Beverages here are available in two options.  You can either buy one drink, no refills, or pay a little more and order the “bottomless” size and get as many refills as you like.  So when the waiter set down my iced tea, along with a small pitcher, i just thought it was a refill pitcher.  This was not the case. 

I should have had a clue about what was in the pitcher when i took my first sip and realized the tea wasn’t sweetened.  No worries, i drink it either way.  So when i emptied my glass half-way, i picked up the pitcher to pour more iced tea into my glass and noticed the consistency was thicker than it should be for iced tea.  Puzzled, i took a sip of my now full glass and realized that this was not in fact more iced tea, but an entire pitcher of honey (cleverly disguised as the same color of the tea) i could use to sweeten the tea.  Well, it was certainly sweet now!



  1. have you had the ice tea with lychee in it??? SOOOO GOOD!!!!

  2. I don’t even know what that is! Haha! I’ll have to ask about it. Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. Great story about the iced tea. Of course, we ALL drink lots of tea down here in the South…..but never with honey. WIll have to try that one.
    Enjoy reading yoru blog. So interesting.

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