Lately, I can’t get enough of a certain passion tea lemonade.
The one a certain coffee house has on their menu. It is the perfect sweetness and it keeps me off of my soda habit. I guess I felt like I was doing myself a favor, I need so many purchases to maintain my “gold card” status! So, I was doing two things at once, multitasking (at least in my head that made sense). This habit was getting kind of expensive. So, I decided while I was scouring pinterest one evening, I would look it up, someone out there must have a copy-cat recipe, and sure enough there are several, and all very different.
So here is my version~
4 Tazo Passion tea bags
9 cups boiling water
1 cup sugar
Boil 8 cups of water in a large pan and 1 cup of water in a small pan. Once the water is boiling, turn off the heat on both. Place 4 tea bags into the large pan and 1 cup of sugar in the small pan. Let the tea bags steep while you stir the sugar in the small pan to dissolve. Place sugar and water mixture (simple syrup) into a glass jar and place in the fridge to cool and become syrup. When the tea has cooled pour into a pitcher and place in fridge to cool.
To make a glass of passion ice tea:
1 cup of the passion ice tea
½ cup lemonade
2-3 teaspoons of simple syrup
If you want it frothy on the top like “they” make it, you can put ingredients into a martini shaker to mix everything, or not. The great thing about making this at home is you can mix the combination of ingredients to your liking!