Cinnamon & Ouzo Iced Tea

"Another simple but scrumptious recipe from the October 2005 issue of the 'Australian Good Taste' magazine article featuring recipes using ouzo. This is a prepare ahead recipe: 5 minutes preparation, no cooking, then 2 hours chilling. The chilling time is not included in the preparation and cooking times below. The other two recipes using ouzo that I've posted from this article - for the 2005 Zaar World Tour - are Recipe #139433 and Recipe #139444."
 
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Ready In:
5mins
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
2-4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Place the cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, sugar and tea bags in a large heatproof jug, add the boiling water and stir until the sugar dissolves; set aside for 3 minutes to infuse; remove the teabag and discard.
  • Stir in the ouzo and place the tea in the fridge for 2 hours to chill.
  • To serve: Place the ice cubes in serving glasses and pour over the chilled tea.

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Reviews

  1. Charlotte J
    I really liked this before the Ouzo was added. Then I added 1 tablespoon and it was still really good. When I added the second tablespoon, that was too much of the anise taste for my taste buds. I was never an anise fan. I'll make this again. Made for *Zaar Stars 2008* game
     
  2. Sydney Mike
    Used one substitution when making this recipe ~ about 1 1/2 tablespoons of an anise flavored syrup (for sodas) for the ouzo, & had a very satisfying iced drink! Not something I'd make in lieu of my usual iced tea, but certainly something to make now & then to challenge the teast buds! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my vegan partners in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap 3]
     
  3. Mamas Kitchen Hope
    Very different recipe. Very hard for me to find the cardamom pods but I did it. :) Did not use the ouzo as dh doesnt like it. Also added more sugar as he likes it sweet. Very interesting recipe!
     
  4. Jessica K
    I liked this but it was different tasting than you expect. I subbed the ouzo for licorice extract, maybe that had something to do with it? It was good but the flavors were all very strong to me, but still tasted a lot like fall!!
     
  5. Auntie Jan
    I needed a nice warm drink after the last couple of nights I had. This was what I needed. I also used Sambuca as that was what I had on hand. I have never had tea with a kick before but I loved it.
     
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  1. Sydney Mike
    Used one substitution when making this recipe ~ about 1 1/2 tablespoons of an anise flavored syrup (for sodas) for the ouzo, & had a very satisfying iced drink! Not something I'd make in lieu of my usual iced tea, but certainly something to make now & then to challenge the teast buds! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my vegan partners in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap 3]
     
  2. Jessica K
    I liked this but it was different tasting than you expect. I subbed the ouzo for licorice extract, maybe that had something to do with it? It was good but the flavors were all very strong to me, but still tasted a lot like fall!!
     
  3. Chef Patience
    I wanted to try this recipe because I like tea, but I did substitute brandy for ouzo (I cant stand the taste of liquorish). I guess I just dont like alcohol in my tea.
     

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July 2008 update: VERY happy to be back on Zaar after about a two year absence due to having had no internet connection at home, and having been too unwell for a time so that getting re-connected wasn't even a priority! <br> <br>And really looking forward to getting back into the Zaar world and connecting again with the many wonderful people I knew before, and new people, of course!
 
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