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Starbucks Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade Copycat

Author: Jee Choe
A refreshing caffeine-free fruity iced tea ready in 5 minutes with just 4 ingredients!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
4 mins
Total Time 6 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

  • ½ cup water
  • 1 Passion Tango tea bag
  • ½ cup lemonade
  • 1 cup ice

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Put tea sachet in pitcher and add hot water.
    Bring 1/2 cup of water to a simmer and turn off heat. 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. Discard tea bag.
    Steeping for longer may make your tea bitter.
  • Put lemonade, ice, and hot tea into a cocktail shaker. Shake 10 times.
  • Pour Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade into a cup.

NOTES

  • Teavana’s Passion Tango tea concentrate that Starbucks uses to make their iced tea isn’t available for purchase anywhere. A good substitute is Tazo’s Passion tea.
  • Starbucks uses their own sweetened lemonade in this drink, which isn’t available for purchase. Try Minute Maid Lemonade or Simply Lemonade, which taste very close to the one at Starbucks.
  • DO NOT get the Passion Iced Tea Concentrate that's sold pre-made since it's absolutely terrible.
  • Even though Starbucks uses a tea concentrate, the tastiest way to recreate the drink is to brew hot tea then cool it down quickly with ice using a cocktail shaker.
  • The tea used in the Starbucks drink is a caffeine-free herbal tea blend, which is a blend of hibiscus flowers, orange peel, rose hips, and passion fruit flavors.
  • If you don’t have Tazo's Passion tea, any brand of hibiscus tea bags will work.
  • The tea can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Use an electric kettle to set the correct temperature and time to boil your water.
  • If you want to make yours taste like Starbucks used to make it, the old recipe included 4 pumps Classic syrup for a grande.
  • The more 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.

Ways to Customize This Drink

This drink is already sweetened from the lemonade but if you like it sweeter, or just want to adjust the flavor, here are some options.
Make it sweeter
Simple syrup is the easiest way to sweeten an iced drink since it’ll dissolve easily into a cold beverage. It’s quick and easy to make your own simple syrup at home using just 2 ingredients.
Add flavored syrups
To sweeten and flavor this drink, add a fruity touch with peach syrup, strawberry syrup, or raspberry syrup.
Add fruit juice
Instead of adding syrup, add a little peach juice or pineapple juice.

NUTRITION

Calories: 60 | Carbohydrates: 15g | Sodium: 25mg | Sugar: 14g | Calcium: 11mg
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