Cafe D’Amore Tahitian Vanilla Mix

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Homemade tea has never been so tantalizing as this remarkable DIY recipe for Cafe D’amore Tahitian Vanilla Tea Mix. The exotic blend of chinese star Anise, orange flowers, clove and vanilla will soothe the senses

Cafe D’Amore Tahitian Vanilla Tea 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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2 Comments

  1. I am looking forward to trying this recipe!
    The ingredients include 3/4 QUART of tea leaves. Just wanted to check if this was a typo – perhaps it is supposed to say 3/4 CUP? Three-quarters of a quart is three cups, and that seems like a lot of tea to steep in one gallon of water. Can you please confirm or clarify? Thank you!

    • The ingredients include 3/4 QUART of tea leaves. Just wanted to check if this was a typo – perhaps it is supposed to say 3/4 CUP?

      Three-quarters of a quart is correct. This recipe makes 18 servings. Keep in mind that Thai tea is served over a large glass of crushed ice, which dilutes it rather quickly, that’s why it’s prepared strong.

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