Recipe by QueenofSuburbs
"I first tasted this tea in a popular Italian restaurant in my college hometown of Kailua. I have been craving it ever since, and have experimented with a few proportions. Add more tea leaves for a stronger tea, but do not steep longer or the tea will end up tasting bitter. (If it does, add a pinch of baking soda.) Always make something to your liking! This is also great to serve at showers."
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barely boiling hot water
orange pekoe tea bags
ice cold water
1 (16 ounce) can
fresh pineapple - peeled, cored, and cut into spears
I took other reviewer's suggestions and upped the tea bags to six. Other than that, I made no other changes. I made this early this morning and let it set until lunch--there's not more than one cup left. We love this tea!
Hmm.. I trippled the recipe for a huge party and made it using the "sun tea" brewing method (i.e. not using the direct-boil method). This amounted a much weaker tea than expected. Sad. Looked promising but I will try a more flexible recipe.
Gentle pineapple flavored tea - light, refreshing, sweet enough but not *sickening* sweet. But the pineapple flavor definitely dominates. This would be better kicking up the tea to probably six bags. I used a half cup of Splenda rather than the simple syrup, only to avoid the sugar.
This splendid beverage is a refreshing change from plain iced tea. I added simple syrup to taste, probably about 1/4 cup, and found that I was refilling the pitcher often as my guests went back again and again for refills.
I tweaked this a little and it was great! I brewed the tea in boiling hot water for about 10 mins and added 1/2 cup a sugar to dissolve (instead of the simple syrup). then I added the pineapple juice and enough cold water to get it to the strength I liked. it was yummy and everyone loved that it was pineapple instead of your typical lemon iced tea. I'm going to make this will all my favourite juices. yum!
just got back from hawaii, and we tasted this fantastic tea! Can't wait to make again and again to remind us of our fastastic vacation! Will be adding a little vodka for kick.
Great - thanks for the main recipe, very helpful!
But we used brown cane sugar instead of common sugar or syrup, and added almond slivers, small coco pieces and 3 rose blossoms - now its genious!
This drink we will need while sailing to and around Antarctic Peninsula on our next expedition, besides regular Magarithas and Caipirinhas and ron, of course...smile
Light and refreshing! I balanced the juice/tea ratio to my liking, as should you. Will definitely make again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Hawaiian Plantation Iced Tea
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 2
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