Plantation Iced Tea
Although I have been to Waikiki several times, I had really forgotten how much I enjoy Plantation Iced Tea. It is just like regular iced tea, but with a splash of pineapple juice. Although I normally prefer my tea unsweetened, the flavor and taste of pineapple in the tea did not make it too sweet, nor did it stop me from having multiple refills. Most shops that offer iced tea have the plantation iced tea as an option, however you do specifically have to ask for it. This particular beauty was enjoyed at Big City Diner. I have included a recipe below.
* 1 quart barely boiling hot water
* 4 orange pekoe tea bags
* 1 quart ice cold water
* 1 (16 ounce) can pineapple juice
* 1/2 cup simple syrup (optional)
* 1 fresh pineapple - peeled, cored, and cut into spears
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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I would highly recommend this lager when eating Hawaiian food, as it compliments pork chops, fried rice and spam very well!
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This was so cute to see these Hawaiin children cutting down the palm tree to make a tree fort I guess?
Each one had their own leaf and they kept cutting away at the tree, carrying palm leaves to another location.
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