Passion Tea Lemonade (like Starbucks)

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Vickie Parks
from Renton, WA

This makes a wonderful flavored iced tea beverage, and the bright red color makes it look so appealing. Depending on the brand of tea you use, the passion tea blends have the flavor of hibiscus, lemongrass and apple that meld together for a delightful exotic taste sensation. This iced tea is the perfect summertime drink that'll bring that scorching heat down a notch on a hot summer day. And making them at home is a lot more economical than buying them at your local Starbuck's.

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serves 2 (prep time is mostly minimal chilling)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  •   2 bag(s)
    passion tea (tazo brand is good)
  •   16 oz
    water
  •   1 to 2 tsp
    sugar (depending on sweetness of the prepared lemonade)
  •   1/8 tsp
    vanilla extract
  •   4 oz
    prepared lemonade
  •   1 cup
    ice cubes

How To Make

  • 1
    Boil the water until it reaches a brisk, rolling boil. Remove pan from heat and add tea bags, sugar and vanilla to boiled water and stir well. Set aside for 15 minutes to steep and cool a bit.
  • 2
    Remove tea bags, and chill in refrigerator at least 1 hour.
  • 3
    Add ice cubes to 2 sealable containers (such as mason jars or plastic water bottles with lids). Add 8 oz of the tea mixture and 2 oz of the lemonade to each container, and shake well. Serve immediately.