Here in the South, iced tea , especially Sweet Tea, has been the preferred drink for many, many years. In the northwest where I grew up, we did have iced tea in the summer, but it was only plain tea, and if you wanted it sweetened, you added your own sugar. In the wintertime, we often had hot tea, which seems to be not as much in favor here in the south, and they drink iced tea year around down here. While I do sometimes drink iced tea, I much prefer iced coffee, and that is what I usually drink at this time of year when it is so hot outside. I use instant coffee granules, lots of ice, and some milk and usually a little sweetener, put the whole thing in the blender, and end up with kind of a coffee/mocha milkshake drink. Sometimes I add a bit of cocoa into it, and now I have been using a few of the cocoa beans that my daughter, Robin, gave me. Since I only use regular milk for my hot coffee in the morning, I have been making the iced coffee with my fresh almond milk, and it works perfectly for that. I tried the almond milk in hot coffee, and it just does not add that creaminess that regular milk gives coffee; but in my coffee “milkshake”, the almond milk is perfect.