Monday, December 22, 2008

A note about tea.

Like many Polish people, I am a big tea drinker. Nothing fancy--Lipton is just fine. Though unlike many Polish people, I like my tea with milk.

In the Northeast region where I live, when you order tea at a restaurant, you get hot water with a tea bag. In order to get the cold stuff, you need to specify "iced tea."

In the New Orleans Starbucks, when I ordered tea, they gave me tea with ice.

"I don't want this," I said.

"Oh did you want hot tea?"

In New Orleans, iced tea is the norm, so when you order tea, that's what you get.

You need to specify "hot tea." I got a kick out of that. Hot tea. I never heard anyone say that before in my life.

1 comment:

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