Monday, January 23, 2012


One of my favorite warm-weather drinks at Starbucks is the Tazo passion tea-lemonade (Venti, please). For such a brightly-colored concoction, it has relatively few calories, only 70 if unsweetened or with Splenda. Of course, it's not financially logical as a college student for me to buy a four dollar drink that I can down in ten minutes a couple times a week. So today, I did a little experimenting and found a way to replicate it and make it (almost) as good!

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What you will need:
  • 1 Tazo Passion Tea bag
  • 1/2 Crystal Light To-Go in Natural Lemonade (the size for water bottles)
  • 1/2 packet of Splenda
  • 12 oz water (give or take)
There is really no exact science to this. You can adjust the amounts if you like more lemonade or if you want it to be sweeter. First, steep the tea for about 5-6 minutes as the directions say. It does not need to be hot. Like I said before, you can steep it as long as you like, but be careful about leaving it in too long as it often turns bitter after a point. Next, add about half (or all, if you like) of the lemonade mix to the tea. Then add the Splenda and you're done! Not only is this much cheaper than the Starbucks version, but it has essentially no calories!

It you're absolutely not concerned about cutting calories, here's the full sugar homemade version. It sounds delicious and would be a wonderful party drink (if you feel like doing a lot of steeping)!

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  1. Omg that is my go-to summer time drink! Looove it. Thanks so much for posting this, i'm definitely gonna try it soon!

  2. I've never actually tried this drink at Starbucks, definitely going to go and get one. It sounds amazing. Thanks for the recipe too!!

  3. such a smart little concoction!

  4. Oh yum!! I'm definitely going to have to try this!!


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