Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Starbucks Copycat Passion Tea Lemonade

As the weather gets warmer it is sure nice to take an afternoon break, sit on the porch and sip on a cool refreshing beverage! Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade is a delicious treat and you don't even have to leave the house to enjoy it anymore.

Yesterday was really hot and humid and I had been working in our basement sorting junk we have accumulate over the many years of raising a family and living in this house.  We are getting ready for a garage sale and I have just been amazed at the stuff I have been able to just throw away. It was one of those sunny/stormy days and working in the basement was nice and cool, but when I came upstairs to take a little break I was shocked and how thick the air was.  This Copycat Passion Tea Lemonade was just what I needed to refresh and get my second wind to finish my project!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Starbucks Copycat Passion Tea Lemonade
2 Tazo Passion Tea Bags
16 oz Water
4 oz Lemonade (your choice)
2 tsp sugar (or alternative sweetener)
1/8 tsp Vanilla
Directions:  Boil water (you can do it in the microwave if you want).  Add the tea bags, sugar and vanilla and allow to steep for 15 minutes.  Remove tea bags and refrigerate for an hour.  Add ice to a tall glass, add 1 part tea to two parts of Lemonade.

Cooks Notes:  I usually use Simply Lemonade or Minutemade Light but I wanted a lower calorie version and I did not have either so I used Crystal Light lemonade and Splenda instead of sugar to sweeten the tea!  It was light and refreshing!

My lighter version of Passion Tea Lemonade!

Steep tea bags in 2 cups (16 oz. of water) and add sugar 
(or sweetener of choice) and vanilla. 
 Let cool in fridge for 2 hours.

Add 1 part tea to 2 parts lemonade in glass with ice and stir

Or make a pitcher full for a sunny afternoon on the porch!

Springtime Sippin',


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