I had a job that took me to military bases in the South. My work day was early so I was free before 15:00. Without fail I would go find some local Q and at almost every place they wouldn't even ask if I wanted tea; I'd get it automatically.
There's something about tea in hot weather, something bitter or maybe "astringent" is the word I want. .It's like drinking aspirin.
Well there was that beer party in an Ohio farmhouse when the temperature was something like -3F and my mug of beer would develop these long fingers of ice on the surface if I didn't drink it fast enough.
I remember a time, as a very young man, when I was standing 4hr watch in a 135°F engine room. First hour you'd quit sweating and your shirt would crack from the dried out sweat salts. TRUST ME, it was NOT TOO HOT for beer!