• Kanning Kathy

Passion Tea Lemonade

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes Serves: 4

Ingredients: 5¼ c. water, divided 4 Tazo® Passion® tea bags ¼ c. honey, preferably local 4” piece lemongrass, finely chopped 2 small cinnamon sticks ½ c. fresh lemon juice Ice, to serve Garnish: (optional) Fresh lemon slices Sprigs of fresh mint


  • Bring four cups water to a rapid bowl in a teapot or saucepan. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Allow tea bags to steep for several minutes before discarding.

  • To prepare the infused simple syrup, combine a quarter cup water, honey, lemongrass, and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture is heated through and starts to thicken, approximately 4-5 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and pour through a fine mesh strainer to separate the solids from the liquid. Discard solids and set the remaining simple syrup aside to cool.

  • Combine the brewed tea, lemon juice, and remaining cup of water in a large pitcher. Add infused simple syrup, to taste, and stir to combine.

  • To serve, fill four chilled glasses with ice before adding the sweetened iced tea mixture. Garnish with lemon slices and sprigs of fresh mint, if using, and serve immediately. Enjoy!