Sunday, July 13, 2014

Knockoff Starbucks Passion Shaken Iced Tea Lemonade (Made Healthy)

People always said when I got to college I would learn to love coffee.

I made it through an undergraduate degree and I never liked coffee.

I made it through my Masters and I never liked coffee.

I am working on my PhD and I still don't like coffee.

I do LOVE tea though.  Tea is happy. I love hot tea and iced tea.  I love green tea, herbal tea, black tea, and sweet tea.

When I was 12, I got to go spend about two weeks with my grandparents in West Virginia for the summer. In the evenings, Grandmommy would make a cup of hot tea and we would work on a puzzle. At the time, I had to have milk and sweetener to like black tea.  Tea represents simple pleasures and stolen moments of bliss.



Now, I love a cup (or giant mug) of black tea.

But sometimes it is hot outside...like 100 degrees in Texas.  I spend a lot of time at Starbucks.  I am a graduate student.  Sometimes I can't study at home.  It is just too quiet.  So I go to Starbucks so it is loud and I have something to tune out. I love to get a Starbucks Shaken Passion Iced Tea Lemonade.  It is so refreshing.  I like it sweetened or unsweetened.


Source: Pinterest

The thing is it is Starbucks, so it is expensive. I decided to make my own version of this refreshing goodness at home.

Hence, we have:

 Knockoff Passion Shaken Iced Tea Lemonade


Just brew a kettle of hot water. Use 2 tea bags and let steep. Add to a pitcher.  Add some more water to the pitcher.  Let it cool in the fridge.  Then add lemon slices.  It is tasty as it, but you can add some stevia to sweeten it.

Make up some travel cups ahead of time and grab it on the go before you leave the house.



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