In a lot of ways I think this taste like a chai tea. Right now chai is the rave. It's trendy. Hip. Cool. And expensive for what it really is. Just THREE ingredients. See the recipe below.
If you are wanting this for an afternoon tea, I'd scale back the amaretto. If you are wanting this for an after-dinner tea, then leave the recipe alone.
Now if you are wanting this as a tea to drink at work - tsk tsk tsk. Well unless you own your own business and don't mind drinking on the job.
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* 6 ozs of hot tea
* 2 ozs amaretto
* 1 - 2 oz cream
* Mix it all together.
NOTE: I serve this both - hot and cold.
* If you want it cold, I'd make the ice tea first and put it in the fridge for
An Italian liqueur that has only been imported recently into the USA since the 1960's. When I was a kid this was a big deal in my family. It seemed like the aunties and uncles discussed it a lot while it was "new". As for flavor - sweet almonds is how most people describe the taste. If you buy a bottle I have a ton of Italian drinks that use it. And I have a few other Italian dessert recipes that call for it.
Personally, I think a basic tea - such as a Lipton's works the best in this recipe. Why? The amaretto is sweet and if you choose an herbal tea, then you are crossing flavors that could fight with the amaretto. The standard teas carry tannin which is more acidic - and with the cream and amaretto you are hitting three parts of your taste buds. Kinda like decorating your house using the three triangle points of a color wheel. It balances. And if you have no idea what I'm talking about (color wheel and decorating), that's OK. Pour another shot of amaretto and move on.
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