Brew my own almost always... haven't been able to find a single RTD that I could even finish... yuck.
I don't drink sodas, so finding something to drink when I travel by car is always a challenge. The teas in convenience stores or at fast-food drive-thrus is usually just terrible. I have learned, though, that if you want tea at a drive-thru, my personal favorites are Sonic, Capt. D's, Backyard Burgers, and lately, McDonald's has been drinkable but not good. Sonic and BYB seem to be consistently good, and around here they both brew with Luzianne.
I am never more furious than when I order iced tea and I get instant nestea crap with a ton of syrupy lemon flavor, blechhhh.
I brew my own... lots of times lately I am drinking hot tea in the morning, and I use my left-overs or make a 2nd steep for iced tea to take to work. I drink some kind of iced tea alllll day long... have a steeper at home, at work, and at my mom's... plus a variety of tea scattered out at all locations.
In my cup today has been Yunnan Gold... hot this morning, then iced, taken to work with me. When that ran out, I made a combo of Green Tea Heaven and Morrocan Mint at work and drank it iced. Now I'm trying Oolong #40, and I really like it very much... suits me better than the Pouchong, I think. Its late and i should go to bed soon, so I hope it doesnt keep me awake!
Chip, I hope your kitty is ok.