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!

6 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.

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