Easy Passion fruit and Lemonade Iced tea - Starbuck's copycat
This passion fruit & lemonade iced tea is definitely my favorite beverage! This will be my summer herbal iced tea. It is so good, isn't carbonated, no caffeine, and you control the sweetness. What could be better?
Why I love this Starbuck's copycat
I LOVE drinking Arnold Palmers in the summer. For those of you who don't know what that is, it's basically ½ iced tea, ½ lemonade, and some ice. Cold, refreshing and it says summer to me. BUT, I can't be drinking this all day. You see, there is caffeine in that tea and I need to limit my caffeine.
I was wandering the aisles at Target and was looking at the herbal tea section. Wow, there are some awesome teas available out there now!!
I picked two. But for my tea and lemonade, I chose Tazo Iced Passion tea. Be warned, this particular package has HUGE teabags and is meant to make pitchers of iced tea. It says so right on the box (if you actually read the package - oops).
So simple. I filled ⅓ of the pitcher with boiling water. Steeped the teabag for about 5-6 minutes. Topped up the pitcher another ⅓ with your favorite lemonade. Then fill the rest of the container with ice. If you would like to garnish, I would suggest slices or wedges of lemonade. It looks sooooooo good!
For me, the lemonade adds enough sweetness to this beverage. Just like in an Arnold Palmer. However, if you want it sweeter, by all means add a little sweetner to your taste. You really can't go wrong!!
One little tip. I LOVE using these 12 oz mason jars to drink out of. They are the perfect size, especially when you want iced beverages. But, none of my local stores carried them. They all had more of the traditional mason jar looking ones. I ended up ordering from Amazon. I have also purchased the plastic lids (wash up great in the dishwasher). I just like them more when I'm reusing them constantly. These can be found in many local stores or on-line.
If you are looking for a hot, natural herbal tea, take a look at this easy but all-natural ginger, lemon and honey tea.