In deference to my esteemed colleague,
I agree: it is spring in Brooklyn, it is beautiful outside, I was
able to wear a light jacket this morning when I walked my girlfriend to the subway... but when making a pitcher of iced tea I must draw a line in greater deference, to my fore-mentioned girlfriend and her heritage, her family,
and the way ice tea will be served at our wedding, with a whole lot of sweetness.
There are about three cups of sugar in that batch.