Thursday, June 12, 2014

Copycat Starbucks Shaken Black Iced Tea

It's really no secret that I have a Starbucks VentiShakenBlackIcedTeaWithThreePumpsOfClassic problem. 
 That $2.82 every.single.day. is starting to wear a pretty big hole in my pocket.  I also have this fear that when we move to South Carolina, there won't be a Starbucks on my way to work #firstworldproblems.  For these reasons, I decided to spend last week perfecting my own Starbucks-inspired iced tea, and I think I've got it!  The best part is it only costs about 40 cents per cup!

Ingredients:
- 2 English Breakfast teabags
- Hot water
- Cold water
- Ice
- Sugar packets

Directions:
1. Fill an old Stabucks Venti cup with ice.
2. Steep 2 teabags in a small coffee cup of hot water for 5 minutes.
3. Pour hot tea over ice to the top black line on the Starbucks cup.
4. Dissolve sugar in a little more hot water in small cup. I hate sugar crystals at the bottom of iced tea, and this works really well! [I've found that each sugar packet is about a pump of classic syrup at Starbucks.]
5. Add sugar syrup to tea and fill the rest of the way with water!

7 comments:

Jessica @ Wonder Whats Next said...

Look at you! Bravo!! I love SBucks passion tea lemonade in the summers, and my newest thing is a coffee frappe with skim milk. I need to figure out my own copy cats so i stop spending the dough. :)

Rebecca Jo said...

Dont they have those Starbucks cups to buy in plastic?!?!?

OK - what is "three pumps of classic?" .. I MUST KNOW!!!!
I've been tearing up Starbucks right now. #gettingpoor

Hope @ Hope in a Blog said...

YUM!!! The best.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Starbucks is so expensive. What a great way to make it at home.

Kristina said...

So smart. I like the passion fruit shaken tea. i bought some of the tea and mix it with lemonade I purchased (can't remember the name but its so tasty and organic), lol

Jen said...

Love it! My favorite drink ever lol.

White Chocolate said...

LOL I do the same thing, use my old starbucks venti shaken black tea cups for water for the rest of the day. Thank you for this post, can't wait to try it out!

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