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Black Tea Lemonade

Black Tea Lemonade created by loof751

We love Black Tea Lemonade from Starbucks, and I wanted to figure out how to make it at home, so I started searching a myriad of websites to get some ideas on how to start. This is our version which we find very refreshing on a hot day, or in the evening instead of coffee/tea. This needs time to cool, so make it ahead.

Ready In:
31mins
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ingredients

  • 7 tea bags (I use Earl Grey as we like the Bergamont flavor)
  • 12 cup white sugar
  • 5 cups water
  • 4 -5 cups ice cubes
  • 6 lemons, cut in 1/2 and drained of juices to make 1 cup
  • Optional

  • 3 sprigs mint or 2 -3 tablespoons crushed dried mint

directions

  • Boil 5 cups of water in tea kettle, then transfer boiling water to saucepan.
  • Add sugar, mix till disolved.
  • Add teabags, and mint (if desired), and bring back to boil.
  • Take off burner, and let tea bags and mint steep for 7-10 minutes, depending upon how strong you like your tea.
  • Discard tea bags and mint.
  • Add Lemon Juice and stir well.
  • Add ice cubes, and they will begin melting right away.
  • Stir, then pour contents into juice jug - ice cubes don't have to finish melting, they will do so in the jug.
  • Chill well; if you are in a hurry, serve over several ice cubes in a glass.
  • The flavor is quite different when adding the mint, so try it both ways to see which way you prefer it.
  • Note: This can also be made with limes, all other ingredients and measurements remain the same.
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"We love Black Tea Lemonade from Starbucks, and I wanted to figure out how to make it at home, so I started searching a myriad of websites to get some ideas on how to start. This is our version which we find very refreshing on a hot day, or in the evening instead of coffee/tea. This needs time to cool, so make it ahead."
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  1. loof751
    Black Tea Lemonade Created by loof751
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  2. loof751
    This is a nice refreshing iced tea! I made mine with the optional mint and thought it added a great flavor with the lemon. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for My-3-Chefs 2012
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  3. BussBoss2
    We love Black Tea Lemonade from Starbucks, and I wanted to figure out how to make it at home, so I started searching a myriad of websites to get some ideas on how to start. This is our version which we find very refreshing on a hot day, or in the evening instead of coffee/tea. This needs time to cool, so make it ahead.
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