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Randy’s Recipes: Four Seas Coffee

 

Randy’s Recipes: Four Seas Coffee (Randyjw; September 15, 2016)

 

If you’re looking for a way to get your coffee kick in the morning, without the unneeded sugar and dairy additions that normally compile the usual selections, just make yourself a cup of this interesting exotica, and you’ll find you might not even miss it — and, in fact, prefer it!

 

The Four Seas Coffee tastes like a Mediterranean island escape, but can be made in a jiffy. For a quick fix, use instant; for the longer-haul, brew a nice French, Turkish, or Javan Sumatran Highlands 馃槈 roast. Shut your eyes, inhale deeply, and sip.

 

Four Seas stands for “Four ‘C’s'”:

Coffee – Instant or Brewed; your preference

Cinnamon – 2 or 3 dashes

Cardamom – dash or two

Cup – One, Two, Three…

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Brew your coffee, or Boil your water and add instant coffee. Pour into a nice, tall mug and add a couple dashes cinnamon, and a dash or two of cardamom. Stir. Enjoy!

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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:聽Approx. 12 oz. (approx. one-half of 23 oz., tall, $0.99垄 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:聽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聽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:聽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:聽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:聽Approx. 2 dashes cinammon (to taste)

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

Fresh:聽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:聽Approx. 1 teaspoon chamomile (to taste)

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

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

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

 

Easy:聽Reserved liquid from 1 can lychees in聽syrup

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

Fresh:聽Reserved liquid from 1 can lychees in聽syrup

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

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