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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr 35 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Pour the tea over ice, garnish with pineapple spears, and serve.

Cook's Note:

It's easy to make your own versatile sweetener for ice tea and other drinks with this recipe for Simple Syrup.

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 39.3g; fat 0.3g; sodium 10.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2012
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2009
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. Read More
(7)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2012
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! Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2010
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. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2009
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! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2007
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 Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2010
Light and refreshing! I balanced the juice/tea ratio to my liking as should you. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2009
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. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2012
I wasn't that excited about this. It tasted like those bottled Lipton flavored teas. At least I know how much real fruit juice is in it when they make that claim. I used a regular Lipton tea bag. I changed the recipe to 1 serving and it made 2 1 cup glasses. I added everything but the pineapple garnish. It needed a little sweetness so I added 1/2 packet of Splenda to my glass. I guess in the future I can add 2 Tblsp. of fruit juice to a glass a tea if I want a hint of that flavor. Read More
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