Make Your Own Passion Tea Lemonade at Home

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I can still remember the first time I had Passion Tea Lemonade.  They had just opened a Starbucks in the resort-y desert town I lived in.   Having moved there from Seattle, I was super stoked!  Of course, everyone else in town was, too.  It wasn’t uncommon to wait for 2 hours to get a drink.  Looking back now, that seems like utter insanity. 

Anyway.  I was going through the drive thru with my mom and the people in front of us were getting these drinks that were kind of a dark pink color.  My mom asked me ”what’s that they’re having?”  I was all like “uhdunkno” like kids do and told her to ask the people at the window.  Well, it turns out they were having Passion Tea Lemonade.  We decided we would try that next time, which was like later that day or the next day. 

Fast forward 100 years.  Well, okay, only 10 years or so.  Passion Tea Lemonades are still one of my go-to drinks, but they’re $4 apiece now.  Last time I had one, I was thinking “I could totally make this at home.”  And it turns out, I’m right!  You can make it at home too. 


TAZO Passion Tea Make Your Own Passion Tea Lemonade at Home

Here’s what you need:

Tazo Passion Tea – About $4 for a box that makes 12 quarts.  I got mine at the local health food store.
Lemonade ( I made mine.  Scroll down for recipe)
Sugar or simple syrup

Brew your tea according to the package directions.  I made the 2 quarts of tea, like regular iced tea.  Get a glass out.  Fill with your desired amount of ice.  Fill your glass ½ to 2/3 of the way with Passion Tea.  Top off with lemonade.  Add some sugar or simple syrup, if desired.  I like to add about ¼ to ½ teaspoon of sugar in a 16 oz glass. 

Voila!  You've now made Passion tea Lemonade at home. 

Want to make your own lemonade?  Great! 

You will need:

2 quarts water
1 cup lemon juice.  That’s 4-6 lemons (or use bottled.  I won’t tell!)
½-1 cup of sugar, depending on level of sweetness.  I use about 2/3 cup

Combine lemon juice and water.   Add sugar slowly, while stirring.  Taste and adjust to your desire. 

Yes, you can use Splenda or something similar instead. 

Something else I learned – Chalkboard glasses are cute, but totally useless.  Once your glass starts to sweat, the chalk goes away. 

About Greta Brinkley

Greta is a newly minted 30 year old, originally from the West Coast. Now living in the Midwest, she loves hockey, sparkles, nail polish, and bright colors. She also cannot resist anything that has peanut butter and chocolate together. And she hates filling out bios. Yep.


  1. I wonder if Jasmine would be a good stand-in!

  2. Cyndy L says:

    Thanks for this – I worked at Starbucks for a short time and I LOVED the Passion Tea Lemonades!

  3. I love passion tea lemonades! tanks for posting this, I'm gonna make some! 

  4. I don't totally get the remark about Chalkboard glasses but I do love this lemonade recipe.  Thanks you for sharing.  

  5. okay…never mind.  I see the picture.

  6. Love love love Passion Tea Lemonade.  Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. Thanks so much for sharing!  Pinned your recipe!  I love Passion Tea Lemonade!

  8. I have never heard of this!  Thanks for the heads up – I love iced tea in the summer!  I'll save this recipe for future reference :)

  9. Oh, wow! This passion tea lemonade sounds amazing. I must try it later this week! It sounds sooo good!

  10. Jennie Hawkins says:

    I love Strawberry Lemonade myself. After you make the lemonade put it in a blender and add some fresh strawberries.

  11. going to make this tomorrow – am on a lemonade kick these days and adore Passion Tea 

  12. Melissa Stoneback-Tuttle says:

    So I started out coming here for the purpose of a blog hop and then decided to try this and it's FRIGGEN AWESOME!!!!! Thanks so much. I love it.

  13. Tracy Awalt Juliano says:

    This is my absolute favorite go-to summer beverage. Silly as it may sound, I have never once thought of tackling the project myself. Thank you so very much for sharing this. I am seriously happy dancing over here…


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