I have been waiting all week to link up to Saw It. Pinned It. Did It. And I am so excited to share the pinspiration with you!
Many moons ago, I pinned THIS link to the DIY for my favorite Starbucks treat—A Passion Tea Lemonade!
I was fortunate enough to do some puppysitting over the weekend and used my free, down time to try the project out.
As the directions stated, all I bought was TAZO Passion Tea teabags, Lemonade (I bought the 15 cal bottle) and sugar (I used TRUVIA)!
I decided to make a half batch instead of a full batch, so I pulled out 10 tea bags and put half a gallon of water in a pot.
As the water was heating up, I added in my truvia (this was in lieu of making simple syrup) and let the water come to a boil.
While I was waiting for the water to boil, I opened up the 10 tea bags and put them at the bottom of the pitcher. Simple stuff.
Once the water began to boil, I took it off of the stove and poured it into the pitcher, drenching the tea bags! I let it sit this way for the next 5-7 minutes.
Then, just as the pinspiration suggested, I removed each tea bag, one at a time, squeezing every last drop out of each bag!
Then, I happened to be lucky enough to have an empty shelf in the freezer and put the pitcher in the freezer to cool! This made the cooling process a little shorter but it still took over an hour!
Finally, time to take it out! I made my first glass by pouring passion tea into my glass to fill about half the glass. I then added lemonade so that the ratio would be 4 parts PT for 1 part Lemonade. Finally, I poured both into a shaker with ice cubes (and extra half packet of truvia) and shook it up, just like a barista! I then filled my glass part way with ice and poured my drink back in. Voila!
I thought it tasted fabulous and may have made another glass (or two) over the course of the day. As silly as it sounds, mixing the contents in the shakers does make a HUGE difference. I tried it once without and it just wasn’t as good!
The best part about this project? I have been able to take the drink with me on my way to work each morning this week! I finally finished the first pitcher this morning, meaning I got about eight to nine 24oz. Tervis cups out of it! I still have half of my lemonade and another ten tea bags to use.
The total project was under $6, about the price of two of these babies (in a grande) at Starbucks! To say I am pleased with the results might just be an understatement!