Here's another Texan that doesn't drink sweet tea. Warning: I feel a story coming on... After Hurricane Celia I was working for a construction company. Not as a carpenter, but just a step-n-fetch-it, and a kid hired to do a lot of hot, sweaty grunt work/clean up after the storm. When we broke for lunch, we went to Whataburger. I was all set to get the biggest Dr. Pepper they had (back in the days before free refills), but the job foreman said, "If you're as thirsty as you say you are, you'll do better with iced tea." I took his advice, and when I got my tea, I was all set to put sugar in it. The foreman chimed in a second time, and said "Drinking that tea unsweetened will slake your thirst better." This time I thought he was crazy, but I thought, "He's the foreman, it'd probably be good to humor him." And danged if he wasn't right! Unsweetened tea does slake your thirst better. So the last time I drank my tea sweet was 49 years ago. Now I can't stand even the hint of sugar in my tea. Oh, and I just take coffee in my coffee. I've been drinking it black with nothing else in it since I was a Boy Scout making a pot on an open fire.