Have you had the passion tea lemonade at Starbucks? It's fantastic. Really fantastic. I searched on-line for passion tea and found that this Tazo tea is used and sold by Starbucks! I bought a couple boxes at my local grocery store for $3.49/box. I thought I'd give it a try on my own. Here is what I did. I did not regret!
Each box of tea comes with 20 tea bags. Put them all in the bottom of a gallon pitcher. Then boil 1 gallon of water in a pot on the stove.
Once your water boils, pour it over your tea bags. Let it steep for 7-10 minutes. The longer it steeps, the stronger the flavor.
Once it is finished steeping, use one spoon to scoop out one bag at a time.
Since the water is still hot, I use a second spoon to squeeze out more flavor from each bag before I toss them.
It's such a nice color, and it smells delicious! Once you have all your bags removed, you place the pitcher in the fridge for it to cool.
While you wait, make yourself a nice sandwich. Then, after you've checked the fridge 5-6 times and realize you are in for a bit of a wait, I suggest you leave the house. You really want the mixture to be cold before you drink it. Otherwise, your ice will melt and you'll have a watery drink and you'll wonder what I was raving about. Maybe make the concentrate before bed and do the rest when you wake up!
In order to get the right measurements, I used a starbucks cup. They are selling these re-usable plastic cups right now and I really like mine. Fill your cup with tea to the second line (about 9 oz). Then add your lemonade until you reach the third line (about 3 oz).
When you buy this drink at the store, they pump their "classic syrup" into the drink. It's a clear syrup, so I'm guessing its a basic "simple syrup". To make a simple syrup you just bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a boil and let cook for a minute or so until the sugar is all dissolved. Let it cool in the fridge and you get a nice sugar syrup. Add this, or any other sweetener you like, to the tea. Adjust it to the sweetness you like.
This next part isn't necessary, but they do it at the store and it makes you feel fancy. If you don't have a shaker, you can use anything with a lid. You just want to be able to shake it up and make it a little foamy.
Pour it back into your cup and try to pace yourself when drinking!