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Starbucks Iced Passion Tango Tea

Author: Jee Choe
See how easy it is to recreate this pretty drink at home in just 5 minutes using 3 ingredients!
4.8 from 13 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Steep Time 4 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)



  • Put tea bag and hot water into a teapot.
    Simmer water on the stovetop or use an electric kettle. Set the water temperature to 190°F when using the electric kettle.
  • Cover and steep for 4 minutes.
  • Put ice and hot tea into a cocktail shaker. Shake 10 times.
    Put ice in first, then the hot tea.
  • Pour drink into a cup.


  • I first tried making this drink with the Tazo Iced Passion tea concentrate it's nowhere as good as making iced tea from the tea bag. The concentrate was a dull browish-red color instead of vibrant red, tasted watered down, and cloyingly sweetened.
  • There's no need to use boiling hot water to make the hot tea for iced tea. Simmered water works just as well and it'll cool down quicker.
  • Tea bags contain small, crushed pieces of herbals so you don't need to steep it for as long as you would whole herbals.
  • Starbucks doesn't sweeten their Iced Passion Tango Tea, but if you want to add a little sweetener, use a simple syrup. It'll mix in easily into an iced drink.
  • The more vigorously you shake the iced tea, the more foam you'll see on the surface. If you like a lot of foam, keep shaking it, about 40 times.
  • Starbucks uses Teavana's Passion Tango tea concentrate to make their iced tea, but that isn't sold anywhere and neither is Passion Tango in tea bags. Instead, I'm using a very close version that's made by Tazo.
  • Use filtered water if possible for a better tasting tea. Use filtered water to make the ice too.


Calories: 2 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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