by MTT Kimberly P, Kimberly Przybyl
My family just traveled to Aulani, A Disney Resort, in Ko ‘Olina, Hawaii. While I loved all of the fresh fruit and wonderful dishes we sampled, my favorite food from the trip was the Pineapple Iced Tea at Makahiki at Aulani.
Some background, I am a Southern girl from the inside out – I love my Southern Sweet Tea. Usually when we travel, I miss it and am craving it the entire time we are gone. This trip involved many family members and a Grand Villa . With a full kitchen at my disposal, I never ran out of my beverage of choice.
One fateful night, my beverage of choice changed. When asked, if by chance did they have sweet tea, our waitress promptly replied, “No, we have Pineapple Tea”. Ok – this Southern Girl was promptly turned off thinking her awesome, delightful, Southern Sweet Tea had taken a wrong turn. I ordered water. Now, if you know me, you know water is not my friend – it has NO taste to me. I only drink it when no other option is available or on a hot, sunny day at the beach when sweet things are the best things.
As we sat there, waiting to go check out the awesome selections on the buffet, my soon to be new best friend showed up with a glass of Pineapple Tea. “Just try it” she said. I politely took the glass and pushed it as far as I could away from me without showing the feeling of unappreciation. Well……my curiosity got the better of me after a few minutes and I took a small sip. Hmm……this is better than I thought! I took another couple of sips – I could really get used to this. My husband, Tom, took a sip……he ordered one as soon as he saw our waitress again. It was smoothly sweet and just perfect to go with all of the wonderful food choices we had made for dinner that evening.
Needless to say – we were back a couple of nights later so we could enjoy it again! I asked how to make it when I got home and here was the reply “Add a couple of inches of pineapple juice to the bottom of your glass, pour in fresh brewed unsweetened tea, add ice and enjoy”. I go low amounts of Pineapple Juice to tea and then taste it and add more Pineapple Juice if needed when I do it at home. I have a glass that I have figured out the perfect proportions and I can now make it perfectly every time.
As soon as we got back to North Carolina, I went and purchased some pineapple juice and made a pot of tea. As I sip on some now, I’m thinking back to paradise and a wonderful trip! I hope you too get to enjoy a piece of paradise one day! We would love to book you on your own fabulous vacation at Aulani – just contact us!
– Kimberly P.
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