Do you love going to Starbucks and getting their Passion Tea Lemonade, but don’t always have the time or the money to do so? Here’s a very quick and simple way to make this do-it-yourself passion tea lemonade recipe. Not only are you sure about the ingredients, you’ll also save a lot of money in the long-run!
- Tazo Passion Tea bags (can be found in Starbucks or most grocery stores)
- Ice/ice cubes
- Honey/Sweetener of your choice
Making the Passion Tea Concentrate
- Steep 5 Tazo tea bags in boiling water. It is recommended to use a large sauce pan or container as it requires a huge amount of water.
- Steep for about 10 minutes. If you steep more than 10 minutes and it gets fully concentrated add more water.
- Remove the tea bags and place the concentrated mixture in a container, then refrigerate.
Making the Simple Syrup
- Using a 1:2 water to sweetener ratio, mix the water and the sweetener of your choice. A good alternative to honey is coconut palm sugar.
- Boil the simple syrup, then simmer using low heat. For five minutes, stir often.
- Remove from heat to let it cool. Once it’s cooled, you may place it in the fridge.
Making the Passion Tea Lemonade!
- Pour the Passion Tea concentrate three-fourths on your container (preferably one that has a cover).
- Mix the simple syrup gradually, tasting it and stop once the flavor you want is achieved.
- Add ice cubes/ice. Taste again.
- If the taste is too strong, just add more water and/or more simple syrup.
- If your container has a cover, shake the mix until foam appears. It’s yummier this way!
This recipe is very easy and fun to make for friends. As we mentioned earlier, it’s a perfect beverage for the summertime and is super delicious! Not only that, this recipe is also very versatile. If you don’t have passion fruit tea or don’t want to stick to the original recipe, you can substitute it with other flavors like raspberry, blackberry or even pomegranate. It’s also healthy as these are filled with Vitamin C, Vitamin A and anti-oxidants. If you want to add a unique twist, feel free to also add a little vanilla to the mix!