Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Homemade Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade

A few weeks ago, I was introduced to Starbucks' Passion Tea Lemonade... and was immediately hooked. This drink is so refreshing and tastes like summer in a glass (er... plastic cup). The only problem? That $4 price tag! I knew there had to be a way to make this drink at home for a lot cheaper - and there is! I actually think my version of Starbucks' Passion Tea Lemonade tastes better than the real thing, but you'll have to try it out yourself. 

(Pssst. It tastes even better in this monogrammed Swoozies tumbler!)

You only need two ingredients: Tazo Passion Tea and lemonade. You should be able to find the Tazo Passion Tea at any grocery store... I found mine at Target! I like Tazo since it's the same brand that Starbucks uses. This box carries large tea bags (enough for six pitchers). In fact, the whole box contains 48 servings and is only $5, so right away that's a ton of money you're saving.

You will need:
A large pitcher (mine is a 32 oz)


1. Bring fresh water to a boil (enough to fill your pitcher)
2. Pour boiling water over the filterbag in a 32 oz pitcher until it is full
3. Let it steep for five minutes and then remove the bag
4. Refrigerate the pitcher after brewing
5. When ready to serve, fill a glass with half passion tea and half lemonade (or whatever your taste buds desire!)

I love this Minute Maid Light Lemonade because it's a little more tart than other varieties and tastes amazing when mixed with the passion tea. It also has only 15 calories per 8 ounces, which is great!

Have y'all ever had the Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade? What did you think?


  1. Caitlin you are a lifesaver! I recently saw your post on twitter and knew I had to run to Starbucks and try this drink. Of course, I was hooked as well! Thank you so much for the homemade recipe!

    As always, such a wonderful post!

  2. This looks so refreshing! I can't wait to try it out!


  3. Yummy! Thanks for sharing. p.s. I am dying for one of those tumblers from Swoozies :)

  4. This sounds good! :) Love the tumbler!!

  5. Yes I love the passion tea lemonade at Starbucks! SO GOOD!

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  6. This looks so yummy! I'll definitely have to try it out :) also- LOVE your monogram tumbler cup!


  7. I love making drinks at home that taste like my favorites at Starbucks (for a fraction of the price!) I'm definitely going to try this one!

  8. This looks so delicious!
    I love their Passion Tea Lemonade but hated the price tag!

    I will definitely be giving this a try!

  9. This is THE only drink I like at starbucks, it is so amazing !

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  10. OMG love this, thank you so much for sharing this recipe!


  11. great tips! I love the passion iced tea at starbucks! I've taken to making my own starbucks iced lattes so this will have to be my next try!

  12. this is honestly adorable, thanks for sharing! nothing better than tea in the summertime! (chicago reaching 100's today!) Heart of Chic

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  14. I love this drink! I will definitely have to try your version of it!


  15. This is one of my favorite summer drinks! If you pour them together carefull they make a pretty layered look too ;)

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  16. I did a post on my blog a little while ago about how to make just the iced tea. I love the Lemonade version though so I need to try this out too!

    Fashion and Happy Things

  17. thanks for sharing, i'm obsessed with this drink, but would love not to pay the sbucks price!

  18. This looks YUMMY! I already have the tazo tea so maybe I'll run to Target and grab some lemonade and make it up this weekend! Like I said on IG, I NEEEEEEED one of those cups! haha! So cute.

  19. I make the black tea lemonade at home all the time and it taste the same as Starbucks! Love the monogrammed cup!


  20. I'll have to try your version because I LOVE their Passion tea lemonade!

  21. I cant wait to try this! Thanks!!


  22. So good! I'll have to try this out :)

  23. Went and picked up all the things you need to make this! It's brewing now!

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  25. I'm drinking a big glass of homemade passion tea lemonade with a big smile on my face right now. Thanks for the recipe!! :)

  26. I love this drink! Cant wait to make it! Where can you buy the Tazo iced passion tea mix?

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