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Topic: Flavored Iced Tea recipe (EDIT 7/2/06)  (Read 1140 times)
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« on: June 30, 2006 05:30:37 PM »

While dining at Davis Kidd's bistro, I got the inspiration to use flavored Bigelow teas for iced tea.
I love cinnamon, so my first venture has been Cinnamon Stick tea, but there are tons of other flavors that I think would be awesome tea flavors.

 (EDIT: Pitcher should be 2-quarts)

Here are some other flavors I noted:
raspberry royale
french vanilla
vanilla hazelnut
vanilla almond
vanilla caramel
cherry vanilla
orange & spice
perfect peach
cranberry apple
pomegranate pizzazz
blueberry harvest (must try that one for my dad; huge blueberry fan, that one Cheesy)
« Last Edit: July 02, 2006 09:19:58 AM by jezzyloo » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2006 11:02:27 AM »

mmm what good ideas Smiley I've been on a tea kick lately.. i've mostly been making the iced green tea Smiley
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2006 01:50:05 PM »

These are some great ideas Smiley!

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2006 03:14:34 PM »

Adding different fruit juices to flavored teas is yummy as well.

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2006 05:12:09 PM »

growing up we had a fresh mint plant next to the carport and mom would throw a few sprigs in with the tea bags to steap. mmm you can leave them in there or you can fish them out pretty easy with a fork if you leave the leaves whole.

also something i already shared on another thread is i make fruit salad and when it's gone (usually only a day or two  Tongue ) i freeze the left over juice in a cube tray and use those in my tea.

« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2006 01:37:36 PM »

also something i already shared on another thread is i make fruit salad and when it's gone (usually only a day or two  Tongue ) i freeze the left over juice in a cube tray and use those in my tea.

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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2006 09:28:04 PM »

Is the Bigelow tea herbal?  And if so, does it taste like it's flavor?  I have only tried lipton herbals and they just taste like hot watery leaves to me, never the flavor they claim.  Though they do smell good. 

I like the idea of fruit salad juice cubes (I bet you could do it with fruit in, too).  Would be great in the regular black iced tea I like!

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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2006 09:46:22 PM »

Today I picked up a box of blueberry flavored tea bags. It wasn't bigelow, but it was called "celestial" something. I used two of those bags with 3 of the black tea bags, and I was blown away by how good it is. Actually, just tasting the blueberry bags when I pulled them out after steeping, I was already in love with the tea.

Some of the Bigelow tea is herbal, but some isn't. It usually says on the box if it's herbal.

Kind of off-topic: In this month's Cosmopolitan, they recommend hanging a few herbal tea bags (like cammomile...i know i botched the spelling) over the faucet when running a hot bath. It's supposed to be uber-relaxing, and I would imagine so... it makes me want to run out and get herbal tea!
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2006 01:38:18 PM »

My dad swears by cheese cloth for making tea. You can throw just about anything in the cheesecloth--we do mint and tea leaves from our garden. I'm sure you could try lots of other things in there too, to get different flavors.
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