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"Jazzy ided tea"

bizanne's picture

I was asked to bring a "jazzy iced tea" to my cousin's shower.    I don't know what that really means, other that brewing it myself and adding lemonade ice cubes (Bobby Flay idea) and fresh mint.   I think that sounds good. 

does anyone else have any other ideas?



Edited 5/5/2006 5:10 pm ET by bizanne

Gretchen's picture

(post #32509, reply #1 of 7)

There are a lot of them around. They have pineapple juice, etc. in them.  I don't like sweetened tea--or as it is known in the South--sweettea--so I don't ever drink it.  A tea that makes a pretty colored tea and is also tasty is Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger. You could jazz it up with lemonade.


dlish's picture

(post #32509, reply #2 of 7)

Put a couple of Red Zinger tea bags in a 2-liter bottle of 7Up and steep for a while. It turns the soda pink, gives it a nice flavor and bubbles = "jazz".

Adele's picture

(post #32509, reply #3 of 7)

Do you put the mint leaves inside the lemonade cubes?  That would be pretty jazzy. I noticed there are all kinds of ice cube tray shapes now, you could get a different shape for the cubes (or would that be not cubes?) too.  You could always do a couple of different types in pitchers.

Edit:  Different types of teas, as mentioned.  Oh!  You could do hard sugar twizzlers too, or is that rock candy?

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Edited 5/5/2006 9:53 pm ET by Adele

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

beebuzzled's picture

(post #32509, reply #4 of 7)

How about iced chai?

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shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #32509, reply #6 of 7)

yeah! great idea!

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Ricks503's picture

(post #32509, reply #5 of 7)

Make up some basic iced tea and bring along a small selection of Torani style flavorings ( what they use in coffee shops - I buy mine at the local restauarant supply/food store - cash & carry ), along with sliced lemons.  DW likes peach and mango iced teas, DS likes raspberry in his. I like mine sweet with lemon.

Done this way, each can "jazz up" their own to their own taste.

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DorothyR's picture

(post #32509, reply #7 of 7)

This is a mix of tea and pink lemonade with an undercurrent of beloved almond. In my humble opinion, it’s better than any flavor of Snapple or other such drinks. This would make an outstanding contribution to any brunch, lunch, dinner or potluck table for the next few months. And if you make it with decaf tea, you’ll cover all your bases with kids and others who can’t have caffeine.


Almond Tea Punch

2 cups water plus 2 quarts water

3 tablespoons instant tea (regular or decaf)

1/2 cup sugar

1 (12-ounce) can frozen pink lemonade

1 tablespoon almond extract

1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add tea and sugar and boil until dissolved. Pour into a pitcher, add can of lemonade and extracts. Mix well and add remaining 2 quarts water. Stir well and serve chilled or over ice. Store in refrigerator; will still be great after one week!


Makes 10 servings.

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