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passion tea lemonade

Passion Tea Lemonade

Cheryl Moreo
This recipe was inspired by Starbucks™ popular lemonade.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • cups water divided
  • 4 each Tazo® Passion® tea bags
  • ¼ cup sugar or sugar substitute
  • 4 inch piece lemongrass finely chopped
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • Ice to serve

Garnish: (optional)

  • Fresh lemon slices
  • Sprigs of fresh mint

Instructions
 

  • Bring four cups water to a rapid boil in a teapot or saucepan. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Allow tea bags to steep for several minutes before discarding.
  • To prepare the infused simple syrup, combine a quarter cup water, sugar, lemongrass, and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture is heated through and starts to thicken, approximately 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and pour through a fine mesh strainer to separate the solids from the liquid. Discard solids and set the remaining simple syrup aside to cool.
  • Combine the brewed tea, lemon juice, and remaining cup of water in a large pitcher. Add infused simple syrup, to taste, and stir to combine.
  • To serve, fill four chilled glasses with ice before adding the sweetened iced tea mixture. Garnish with lemon slices and sprigs of fresh mint, if using, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
    passion tea lemonade

Notes

Don't have lemongrass or cinnamon sticks?  Passion Tea Lemonade can also be made with just the Tazo Passion Tea and lightly sweetened lemonade.  
  • Prepare the tea as stated above, but reduce water amount to 4 cups.
  • Stir 8 ounces of your favorite light lemonade into the brewed tea.
Keyword Lemonade
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