|Try not to spill your tea like I did while pouring it!|
Don't get me wrong, I like Starbucks as a special occasion, meeting up with friends treat but I just can't justify the price for an every day thing. Especially not when the copy is so easy and so much healthier! A Grande (16 oz) Passion Lemonade Iced Tea at Starbucks has 33g Carbs (33g of sugar! Ah!) and costs $2.95 compared to 4g carbs and a whopping $0.74 for 16 oz of the homemade version! Plus Starbucks uses the same Tazo brand Passion tea! (Be sure to pick the teabags up at Wal-Mart instead of Starbucks...they are cheaper there!)
Passion Lemonade Iced Tea
Adapted From: Starbucks
1 Tazo Passion Tea Bag (I got mine at Wal-Mart)
8 oz. Water
8 oz. Lemonade (I use Minute Maid Just 15)
1/2 t SF Vanilla Syrup (I use Torani)
Place tea bag in boiling water and seep for five minutes*
Place tea in freezer until cold. (Usually 20-30 minutes. You can do this step in advance to save time)
Fill a shaker** with tea, lemonade, and vanilla syrup. Fill to the top with ice.
Shake vigorously at like 10 shakes. ::Don't skip this step! Honestly, it does make a difference in the flavor!::
Enjoy over ice...preferably near the pool or ocean ;)
*I must be clueless but when Rob showed me that I could make tea using the Keurig I was shocked! Simply put water in Keurig like normal and run through into a coffee mug using no filter. Then seep your tea bag like normal. So quick and easy!
**Being 100% honest, I normally use a Protein Shake cup without the blender ball instead of a shaker to shake my tea. It is big enough to fit everything, seals tight to easily shake, and is easier to wash...just not as pretty for pictures ;)