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    • Cafe D'Amore Tahitian Vanilla Mix

      Cafe D'Amore Tahitian Vanilla Mix

      1 gallon water
      8 Chinese star anise, ground
      1 tablespoon orange flowers
      1 tablespoon powdered vanilla
      1 pinch of clove powder
      1 pinch chopped cinnamon
      3/4 quart long cut China black tea leaves
      1 to 2 cups sugar
      1 quart half & half
      red food coloring
      crushed ice

      Boil water. Add star anise, orange flowers, vanilla, clove, cinnamon, and tea leaves to boiling water. Continue boiling for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Cover and allow to steep until luke warm. Strain, and add sugar to taste. Serve in a clear glass over plenty of crushed ice. Top with half & half.

      Traditional Variation: Substitute coconut milk for half & half.

      Decaffeinated Variation: Substitute decaffeinated tea leaves.

      Low-fat Variation: Substitute evaporated milk or rice milk for half & half.

      Natural Variation: Substitute unrefined cane sugar for refined sugar and beet powder for food coloring.

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