Friday, May 9, 2014

Swap It! Starbucks Passion Iced Tea

Photo Credit: Starbucks.com
Have you ever had one of these? It's a Starbucks Passion Iced Tea, and it's delicious. I don't buy them, but my sweet 85 year old office husband does. I call him that because he's the only man that buys me treats like this (and chocolates). He has a "coffee club" which consists of him buying drinks at Starbucks for the support staff at my work.  He's a very generous man.

Anyhoo, the reason I don't buy them for myself is because they are $3-$4 a piece! Let's say I treated myself to one of these refreshing treats twice a week.  At $3.50 per drink, that is $364 a year! 

So I found an awesome replacement for me at when I'm at home, and for all you fine people!  

Behold: Bigelow Cranberry Hibiscus Tea 


For $2-$3 for a box of you can make your own knock-off Starbucks Passion Iced Tea drink - 20 times! And that's a minimum, you can actually make a huge pitcher of this stuff with a couple of tea bags!  Add some sweetener like simple syrup and you are looking at a maximum $0.15 per large glass ice tea (less if you make the large pitcher).

The result is a very similar bright, tangy, and refreshing taste. Delicious! And red!

This tea is carried online, but it's probably cheaper at your local drug or grocery store.  I get mine at Bartells.

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