Iced Green Tea à la Starbucks
April 25, 2011 § Leave a comment
Starbucks’ Shaken Green Tea is one of my favorite Starbucks drinks. I enjoy to drink it, but my budget doesn’t allow me to drink it every day. So, I make my own version of the lovely brew; it’s not exactly the same, but it keeps me happy:
4 cups boiling water
4 cups + 1/2 cup cold water
12 regular green tea bags (Tazo makes a lovely green tea blend, but I use Kroger because it’s cheaper.)
Sweetener of choice (to sweeten 1 gallon of tea)
1. Pour 4 cups very hot water (200 degrees F or so) over tea bags. Steep 5 minutes (no longer than 15). Remove tea bags and add sweetener. Stir in 4 cups cold water. This is your Concentrate.
2. Measure 1/2 cup Concentrate into a glass and add 1/2 cup cold water.
3. Add ice and top the glass with a lid. Shake to mix.
4. Remove the lid and insert a straw into the cup. Enjoy!
The Concentrate can be kept in the fridge for about a week. Actually, it might be able to last longer, but I always drink it within a week.
Enjoy your green tea! There are so many benefits from drinking it. (And, if you can stand to drink it without a sweetener, you are reaping even more benefits! Well done.) Cheers!