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Hawaiian Plantation Iced Tea Recipe

Hawaiian Plantation Iced Tea

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"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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  • PREP

    10 mins

    1 hr 40 mins


  1. Pour the barely boiling hot water into a large pitcher, and add the tea bags. Steep the tea 2 to 4 minutes. Remove the tea bags, and pour in the ice water. Pour in the pineapple juice. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Pour the tea over ice, garnish with pineapple spears, and serve.
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  • Cook's Tip
  • It's easy to make your own versatile sweetener for ice tea and other drinks with this recipe for Simple Syrup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 26, 2012

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 25, 2009

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.


18 Ratings

Jun 14, 2010

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.

Mar 18, 2008

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.

Aug 11, 2009

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!

Dec 12, 2007

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

Apr 23, 2010

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.

Jul 28, 2010

Light and refreshing! I balanced the juice/tea ratio to my liking, as should you. Will definitely make again!


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  • Calories
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 10 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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