How to Make Starbucks Zen Iced Tea


What you’ll need…

6 Tazo Zen tea bags
rock sugar


How to do it…

Step 1 – Simple Syrup:
-In a small pot, add rock sugar (amount depends on how sweet you like it) and water.
-On medium high heat, wait until the rock sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally.
-Pour into mason jar or pitcher of choice.

While the simple syrup is being made, this is a great time to open all the tea bag packets and don’t forget to cut off the string and attached paper. This results in easy clean up later.

IMG_4943Step 2 – Water:
-Bring about 4 cups of water to a boil.
-Add tea bags and stir.
-Let it steep for 5-10 minutes. (The longer you steep, the stronger and possibly more bitter the taste.)

IMG_4944Step 3 – Tea Time:
-Now that the stove is off and everything is cooling down, prepare to pour the simple syrup, tea mixture, and mint into the pitcher.
-Simply add cold water to fill up the restΒ of the pitcher.
-Chill in refrigerator overnight.

If you really can’t wait (the way I can’t wait,) just add ice cubes to your cup, pour the tea in there, and chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. One word: REFRESHING!

Have you ever made a Starbucks drink in your own home? What was it?

24 thoughts on “How to Make Starbucks Zen Iced Tea

  1. This is awesome! I love a good iced tea and I love how much effort you put into this – it is quite a craft. Also yes to the mason jar! I have to try this because I’m always making different kinds of iced teas and chill them in mason jars to have an assortment throughout the week!!!!!

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  2. I love Starbucks’ iced tea, but I’ve never tried making my own. Your recipe looks easy to follow, so maybe I’ll give it a try, when I’m back in Dubai. I sometimes make myself a latte with Nespresso’s Caramelito. With some extra caramel on top, it almost tastes like the Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks:)


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