Starbucks-Style Passion Iced Tea

I love drinking Starbucks’ iced passion teas. But on days when I don’t feel like going to Starbucks or if I feel like drinking more of it than they sell in a serving, I can make my own. It is very easy, and it rewards me with refreshing hydration.

Starbucks makes their tea from Tazo’s passion tea bags, so just buy a box of those. Then, fill a pitcher with water and add a few of the tea bags to it. It is really fun watching the bright redness of the tea bags diffuse into the water. The red wisps trickle through the water like smoke from a freshly extinguished candle.

After about 3 to 4 hours in the refrigerator, your tea should have the same degree of flavor as the tea from Starbucks. Just pour some of it over ice in a glass.

When I went to pour a glass of tea for myself, I went to the freezer to get some ice. But then I realized that the ice bin had never been emptied or cleaned from the last tenants. That grosses me out; I don’t want to drink someone else’s old ice. Don’t think I’m a germaphobe- my fears were well-founded. Look what I found when I dumped out my tray!!! Ahhhhhhh!

Shopping list:

  • Tazo Passion tea bags- 3
  • Water- 2 quarts
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Starbucks-Style Passion Iced Tea — 4 Comments

  1. I’m so glad I came across this recipe! I also love the Starbucks’ Passion Tea but our Starbucks is at the other end of town so I hardly ever get it.
    Also, what the heck were the previous tenants doing with their ice??? That is super creepy…

  2. I had some sour cherry syrup in the house (you can buy it by the mixers in some grocery stores or at Middle Eastern grocery stores. Really great mixed with the Tazo sun tea.

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