Love Starbucks tea drinks? See how to easily recreate them at home with these simple copycat recipes that taste just like the one you get at Starbucks!
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Copycat Starbucks Tea Recipes at Home
Starbucks offers a wide range of popular tea drinks on their menu. They have everything from simple unsweetened iced teas to more decadent tea Frappuccinos.
All tea drinks sold at Starbucks can be recreated at home by using their recipes, which all these copycat drinks are based off of.
The trick to making Starbucks copycat drinks is to use ingredients that taste as close to the ones Starbucks uses. I’ve included those ingredient notes in each recipe.
Most drinks are made with a handful of ingredients and in less than 5 minutes time.
Not only do these copycat Starbucks tea recipes taste great, you’ll also save money from not making daily trips to the store.
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Tea Sommelier’s Tips
Brew tea using the correct water temperature.
When brewing tea, make sure to do it at the right water temperature and correct time since every type of tea has its own unique steeping instructions.
Using an electric kettle with a temperature setting to heat water will be the most precise.
Use filtered water.
If possible, make your drinks using filtered water, which has the cleanest flavor.
Starbucks uses triple filtered water to make all their drinks.
Hand-shake drinks using a cocktail shaker.
Most of the iced teas use the ice-chill method to help cool it down quickly. It’s a way to make iced tea by quickly cooling down hot tea using a lot of ice.
You can use a cocktail shaker, like they do at Starbucks, or a large jar with a secure lid.
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Starbucks Chai Latte is its most popular tea drink and one that is incredibly simple to recreate at home.
The recipe consists of milk and a chai concentrate that’s available for purchase online and at most grocery stores.
This copycat drink takes just minutes to make and the result is a comforting, delicious chai latte that can be enjoyed any time of day.
Ingredients: Chai latte concentrate, milk
To make a Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte, you need the same store-bought chai concentrate and milk as the hot version, plus ice.
It’s far more affordable to make the chilled beverage at home since a drink at stores costs nearly as much as the concentrate.
Starbucks uses 2% milk in its version, but you can customize this recipe however you like and use whole milk or non-dairy alternatives.
All you need to do is to combine the 3 ingredients together and the drink is ready in less time than it takes to order one!
Ingredients: Chai latte concentrate, milk, ice
Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea (also called the Cold Buster) was once a secret menu item that was later added to the official menu.
It’s now on the menu as the Honey Citrus Mint Tea.
While it’s available year-round, the hot tea is especially popular during cold and flu season because of its soothing combination of honey, citrus, and mint flavors.
Next time you’re feeling under the weather, make yourself a cup with the same Teavana tea bags that Starbucks uses.
Ingredients: Jade Citrus Mint tea, Peach Tranquility tea, lemonade, honey, water
The secret to making a delicious Frappuccino at home is with homemade Frappuccino syrup!
Prepare a batch and store it in the fridge to recreate any flavor you want, including this Matcha Crème Frappuccino.
Simply blend the syrup with matcha powder, milk, vanilla syrup, and ice. Top the frozen drink with a fluffy homemade whipped cream.
It’s a delicious, decadent drink that’s perfect for warm weather.
Ingredients: Frappuccino base syrup, matcha, milk, vanilla syrup, heavy cream, ice
Brisk and sweet, Starbucks Iced Black Tea Lemonade is a classic summer drink that takes just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to recreate in your own kitchen.
This recipe uses a Tazo black tea that tastes very similar to the one that Starbucks uses, along with lemonade, water, and ice.
My secret to making a great-tasting iced tea is to use filtered water for both the drink itself and the ice that chills it.
Get more tips on how to get a balanced Iced Black Tea Lemonade that’s perfect for sipping on a hot day.
Ingredients: English Breakfast tea, lemonade, water, ice
If you have ever wondered why the London Fog Tea Latte at Starbucks tastes a bit different from others, the secret is that their tea contains a touch of lavender.
To recreate this Iced London Fog Tea Latte, get the same Teavana Earl Grey tea sachets as Starbucks so it tastes exactly like the store version.
Brew the tea, then mix with vanilla syrup, milk, and ice.
You can use a cocktail shaker to combine since that’s what the baristas do, or simply stir everything together.
It’ll be delicious no matter what way you make it!
Ingredients: Earl Grey tea, vanilla syrup, milk, ice
If you’re looking for an invigorating summer drink, a copycat Starbucks Iced Green Tea Lemonade is the answer.
The 4-ingredient beverage is made with the same Teavana Jade Citrus Mint Tea as Starbucks, along with water, ice, and store-bought lemonade.
The tea is brewed, then combined with lemonade and ice in a cocktail shaker to chill quickly. The more you shake it, the foamier it’ll be, just like at Starbucks.
Ingredients: Jade Citrus mint tea, lemonade, water, ice
If you’re looking for a refreshing, caffeine-free drink, you’ll love the fruity sweetness of a Starbucks Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade.
The herbal tea that gives this drink its flavor contains a combination of hibiscus flowers, orange peel, rose hips, and passion fruit flavors.
Once the tea is brewed, just mix with lemonade and ice.
Check out the recipe to see which lemonade tastes most similar to the one used at Starbucks.
Ingredients: Passion tea, lemonade, water, ice
Enjoy the bold, refreshing flavor of the Iced Black Tea at Starbucks? This copycat recipe is as close as it gets!
To get a smooth-tasting black tea, brew the tea at the correct temperature and don’t oversteep.
This iced tea is unsweetened (just like at Starbucks), but you can always sweeten and flavor with simple syrup.
Ingredients: English Breakfast tea, water, ice
A summertime essential, this chilled Starbucks Iced Green Tea is perfect for cooling down on a hot day.
Using only 3 ingredients, the drink has the same great flavor as the one you get at Starbucks.
The tea is shaken in a cocktail shaker to help it cool quickly, so it’s ready in just 5 minutes.
Get tips on making a smooth Iced Green Tea without any hints of bitterness.
Ingredients: Jade Citrus mint tea, water, ice
This rich and decadent Starbucks Chai Frappuccino comes together in no time using a blender and a handful of ingredients.
Every Frappuccino at Starbucks is made using a base syrup that you can recreate at home using an easy 4-ingredient recipe.
To make the chai Frappuccino, combine the syrup with Tazo Classic Chai Latte Concentrate, whole milk, vanilla syrup, and ice.
Top the glass with a fluffy homemade whipped cream (super easy to make) and a sprinkling of cinnamon, just like the Starbucks version.
Ingredients: Frappuccino base syrup, chai latte concentrate, milk, vanilla syrup, heavy cream, ice, ground cinnamon, star anise
Starbucks Iced Passion Tango Tea is the brand’s only caffeine-free iced tea.
If it’s your go-to drink, then save this copycat recipe to make it at home for less.
To get the flavor to be exactly the same, use Tazo passion tea bags. Brew it in simmered water for faster cooling and shake with ice to completely chill.
With notes of hibiscus, apple, lemongrass, and a bit of passionfruit, this iced tea is fruity and refreshing.
Ingredients: Passion tea, water, ice
The Starbucks London Fog Tea Latte is easier than you think to recreate at home.
An Earl Grey tea bag is steeped in hot water with vanilla syrup, then topped with steamed milk.
The secret to getting the flavor to match the one at Starbucks is to make it with the exact Teavana tea bag that they use.
If you don’t have an electric milk frother, you can use a French press to get steamed milk nice and frothy. No London Fog Tea Latte would be complete without it.
Ingredients: Earl Grey tea, vanilla syrup, milk, water
To make a Starbucks Iced Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte, you don’t need to use the exact same tea bags that they use. Any English breakfast or Royal English breakfast tea will give you the same great flavor.
Adding 2% milk and a combination of white and turbinado sugars will also get the drink as close to the Starbucks version as possible.
For the best tasting tea, make sure to make both the tea and ice using filtered water. It makes a difference!
Ingredients: English Breakfast tea, white sugar, turbinado sugar, 2% milk, water, ice
The Starbucks Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte is a sweetened black tea with frothed milk.
It’s made with both white sugar and turbinado sugar, just like the way Starbucks makes their liquid cane sugar.
The frothed milk can be made in a French press or an electric milk frother.
Ingredients: English breakfast tea, milk, white sugar, turbinado sugar, water
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