Basic B Starbucks Hack

5:44 PM

The weather has officially turned. We're starting to wake up with the sun rather than an alarm clock, and if you're like me, you crave to spend every moment outside. This beautiful weather means that it's time to switch from hot drinks to iced drinks. The preference of the iced lattes and cold brews has switched from the piping hot lattes that warmed our souls in the winter weather to get us to this point.

I don't know about you, but I love a nice iced tea when I'm sitting in the sun reading or just enjoying the company of some of my favorite people. Raise your hand if you've ever had a GTL (Green Tea Lemonade) from Starbucks? 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️It was my go-to in college from our campus' most prized possession. When I was in the mood for something less sweet, I'd opt for just an iced green tea. This drink is not only refreshing and hydrating, but it's also calorie and guilt free!

My current go-to on my way to work is as follows: a trenta green tea with no sweetener and light ice. These can be pricey, however. Roughly $4 a day can add up, my friend. So I decided to figure out how I could replicate it and now I want to share it with you!


  • Tazo Zen tea
  • Water
  • Ice
  • Boil 1.5 liters of water 
  • In a pitcher, add the boiling water and 6 of the Tazo Zen teabags
  • Let the bags steap
  • Pull the teabags out
  • Add ice to the pitcher to cool off the hot tea
  • Pour it up and enjoy 
Hello, easy! 

*Pro-tip: I do what Starbucks does by filling up a cup halfway with the tea and then add cold water and ice to dilute it a bit so the tea lasts longer! 

What's your summer go-to drink? I'd love to know!

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