I love this Starbucks green ice tea recipe, and love the health benefits it offers as well. Honestly, I never liked green tea till I tried the one from Starbucks. While I enjoy drinking this tea so much, and I cant afford to get it from Starbucks all the time (because the closest Starbucks is about 40 minutes away), so I wanted to find a way to make it from home, and to sweeten it with a natural sweetener.
5 Tazo “Zen” Green tea bags. This tea has lemongrass and a touch of spearmint, I
believe that is what makes this tea taste so good! This is the exact tea as Starbucks
uses, but they sell theirs in expensive tins. You can find this boxed tea at your local
grocery store for less.
2-3 Tbsp of raw honey or 1/4 cup raw sugar of your choice, if you want your tea sweet.
Fill a 2 quart pan 3/4 full with water and bring to a rolling boil.
Remove pan from heat, and add 5 tea bags. I keep the tags on and hold them in my
hand, then I stir them and “dunk” them in the water. If you are adding any granulated
sugar you will need to stir it in now, so it can dissolve.
Let tea bags steep in water for about an hour, or till cooled down to a luke warm
Once the tea steeps remove the tea bags and pour the strong tea mixture into a 2 quart
Fill the pitcher the rest of the way with cold water and stir.
Stir in honey or sugar if desired.
Refrigerate until cold.