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Hawaiian Plantation Iced Tea

Rated as 4.06 out of 5 Stars
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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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Ingredients

1 h 40 m servings 152
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

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

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 152 calories; 0.3 39.3 1.1 0 10 Full nutrition

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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 ...

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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 pr...

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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 ...

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...

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...

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 pineappl...

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 geniou...

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.

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

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 pr...

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 ba...