Starbucks Green Tea Recipe.
I have long enjoyed a refreshing tall glass of icy green tea from Starbucks. I do not enjoy their tea full strength, so I always ask for a diluted version. Tall in a Trenta, unsweetened, in case you wanted to know. Even with the cost benefits of that concoction, getting a tea daily can/does add up. I like to save when I can, but I am prone to forget good money saving ideas. I will come up with, or hear, or read about a great idea, implement it into our lives, and then promptly forget about it for a week. Or a month. Or years.
That is just how my brain works.
But. I was blessed with a box of the best green tea as a stocking stuffer, and I remembered!
Oh yeah. I can cold brew that stuff at home for pennies to what I’m paying at Starby’s. So, my cold brewing began again. Only this time, my two teens have decided they lurrrve this tea, and I am refilling the gallon jug every night before bed.
Good thing it’s easy.
For a diluted tea, take a 1 gallon bottle of pure filtered water and add 3 Tazo Zen green tea bags to it. You can set in the sun to brew more quickly, or you can place on your counter or fridge over night. In the morning, remove the bags, and refrigerate. I can’t say how long this will last because, like I mentioned, we are gulping down at least a gallon a day over here. I prefer the fridge method as it seems to keep the tea from getting muddy or bitter tasting.
We, along with everyone else, are trying to swap out some things, for a healthier counterpart. Green Tea is a great way to start. My daughter likes adding a drop of liquid stevia to hers, the rest of us like it unsweetened.
My favorite way to drink it? The best mason jar tumbler, lots of ice, cold brewed tea, and a drop of pure peppermint oil. I have tried many peppermint oils, and Doterra is my fave for flavor. There are huge benefits to essential oils. Peppermint is at the top of my list because it settles an upset stomach, eases sore muscles, helps with congestion. But the real reason I love it? It keeps your breath minty fresh as you sip. Awesome. I don’t know how this would work with another green tea, but feel free to experiment. Tazo Zen is mixed with lemongrass and spearmint, so it naturally has a minty lemon undertone. The peppermint oil just adds to it. 🙂