Randy’s Recipes: Lychee Iced Tea: Easy And Fresh Versions

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Randy’s Recipes: Lychee Iced Tea: Easy and Fresh Versions (Randyjw; June 25, 2016)

 

Easy: Approx. 12 oz. (approx. one-half of 23 oz., tall, $0.99¢ can) AriZona Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey (adjust to taste)

Pour approximately one-half of liquid from tall can into a large container or pitcher.

Fresh: Fresh green tea leaves, packed into tea steeper, or placed into container (powdered green tea may be substituted); Approx. 2 small slices ginseng, thinly sliced; Approx. 1 or 2 tablespoons honey (fragrant kind, such as orange clover, etc., best) (All amounts adjusted to taste)

Heat water to before boiling, cool slightly, and pour over green tea leaves to steep (or, if using steeper, place tea leaves into steeper and place steeper into heated water and steep; green tea powder, adjusted to taste, may be substituted). Add two small, thin slices ginseng; Once steeped, add approx. 1 or 2 tablespoons honey, adjusting all amounts to taste.

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Easy: Approx. 1/4 – to – 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom (or to taste)

Stir in cardamom to cold AriZona Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey, and whisk well to distribute.

Fresh: Approx. 3/4 tablespoon fresh cardamom (or to taste)

Rub cardamom slightly between hands and drop into tea mixture. Stir well.

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Easy: Approx. 2 dashes cinammon (to taste)

Sprinkle a bit of cinammon into mixture and whisk well to dissolve.

Fresh: 1 cinammon stick

Put cinammon stick into mixture and allow to steep well.

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Easy: Approx. 1/2 teaspoon dried chamomile (to taste)

Rub slightly between hands the dried chamomile and sprinkle onto tea mixture, allowing to infuse for several minutes.

Fresh: Approx. 1 teaspoon chamomile (to taste)

Rub slighly between hands the chamomile and sprinkle onto tea mixture, allowing to infuse for several minutes.

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Easy: Pour into separate container, straining separated spices and removing large pieces.

Fresh: Pour into separate container, straining separated spices and removing large pieces.

 

Easy: Reserved liquid from 1 can lychees in syrup

Stir lychee syrup into tea mixture. Chill and serve (it’s nice over ice).

Fresh: Reserved liquid from 1 can lychees in syrup

Stir lychee syrup into tea mixture. Chill and serve (it’s nice over ice).

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10 responses to “Randy’s Recipes: Lychee Iced Tea: Easy And Fresh Versions

  1. My original thought to name this was “Para-Daisy-cal Tea”, because its taste was like something which seems almost Paradise-like. Yield is so little, though– so, it’s just a slice of allegorical heaven here, on earth… Did you check the pix? 🙂 And the daisychain (but you can hardly see it)?

    I was having technical issues today with my
    comments not posting to anybody’s wordpress blogs… Errrrggggghh….. This inspired my “Chatter” post.

    “Bento Box” was my appeal to any nice kind souls out there who might be able to replace your M.I.A. bento box and send you a new one. The poem was sort-of secondary filler as a means to kindof justify this unabashedly commercial fishing request — but, perchance! Do you like any of these, or have a favored one, or have you seen others that you like elsewhere? My faves are (so far) the kitty and maybe the woven one, or the tsunami…

    Oooh! I really loved your table setting using the square dishes, which looked like Persian designed plates, from what I could see beneath. Persian tiling is the most gorgeous in the world; Armenian tiling is also so beautiful. I love tiles and mosaics, etc.

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  3. It’s like a little bit of heaven.

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  4. I made it with Arizona Iced Tea, Green Tea, Ginseng and Honey flavor; I’d found it on-sale 2-for-$1.00 during a real hot day on my way to a job interview, so I saved one can and made this recipe. It was, unfortunately, a teensy-tinsy batch of the stuff, but it was unbelievably delicious beyond imagining! The sidebar pictures show my having just created it, in the pictures with the lychee nuts (fruits), flowers, and a cup of nirvana!

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  5. By the way, if you like this idea, you might also really like my lemon-guava creamery treat (definitely add extra chopped pieces of lemon-rind and guava to the mix, like in my sidebar picture) or my Island Pie. Click “Eat” in the Sidebar “Subjects” (Categories) for all my recipe ideas. Oh, yeah… and the Onion Soup recipe is the best, ever (never mind the toast with it; that was just a tie-in of Jewish solidarity to the Nice tragedy, and I had not much more and no other way to tie it in…).

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  6. Me, too. I think they’re the most exotic-tasting fruitson the planet.

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  7. Thanks. I think I ate them all at one sitting! :O

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  8. Oh. I don’t know. If you have a setting for your phone to share the page, you can choose that to email it to yourself. I don’t know by computer… Maybe you can highlight and copy the text, and repaste it somewhere? Do I have an email function for this? I usually just play with buttons forever ’til I figure something out.

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  9. Yay! Did I have it here or did you get it yourself, and what did you do?

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