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Organic Mango Black Tea Lemonade Recipe

Create Pray Love | Organic Mango Black Tea Lemonade

This Mango Black Tea Lemonade Recipe was so fun to figure out! I love saving money by making this at home. I hope you try it out!

Hello, dear readers! Happy August. โ™ฅ

Can you believe July flew by so quickly? I’m in awe over here. Thank you for understanding my need to take a quick break from posting to spend time upgrading things on here &ย workingย out my new vision. Like the new look?

I’ve also been prepping for our upcoming move, which will be happening this month! I am beyond looking forward to the day when I can share pictures with you.

Now, let’s get to the fun stuff! I have a yummy recipe for you guys today.

Organic Mango Black Tea Lemonade Recipe

I have been addicted to the Starbucks Iced Mango Black Tea Lemonade this summer. It’s delicious. But, it’s almost four bucks for a size that’ll last me more than two minutes & I know it’s not the healthiest thing I could be drinking.

So I started looking into copycat recipes and decided to create my own with organic ingredients from Trader Joe’s &ย Target. *This is not a sponsored post! I just love their organic options ๐Ÿ™‚

MANGO BLACK TEA LEMONADE RECIPE

  • Mango Nectar or juice concentrate (organic)
  • Lemonade (organic)
  • Black Tea (organic)
  • Ice cubes

While browsing through Trader Joe’s for this project, I realized I had a few options when it came to the ingredients.

Option #1. This isย the most convenient of the two options, because the mango &ย lemonade are pre-mixed together. All you have to do is add in the iced tea and you’re set. I bought it at Trader Joe’s for $3.79.

Organic Mango Black Tea Lemonade Recipe

Option #2. You can buy organic lemonade &ย organic mango nectar at Trader Joe’s for $2.99 and $4.49 respectively. I prefer this option better because Iย can choose the proportions myself.

Organic Mango Black Tea Lemonade Recipe

As you can see in the aboveย picture, I used Simply Balanced organic black tea. I brewed it in a pot on the stove top, and stuck it in the fridge for a while before Iย used it so that it would have time to cool down.

I decided to useย equal parts of everything: the mango nectar, lemonade &ย black tea! However, I did go back and add in just aย bit more tea after I’d had a few sips.

I encourage you to try it out and see what you like best!

 

WHAT’S THE FINAL COST PER CUP FOR THIS RECIPE?

Starbucks charges $3.95 for aย 24 fl. oz.ย cup (this is their Venti size).

So, let’s do a little calculating to make sure we’re even saving money here.

If we make this on our own, we’ll be using 8 fl oz of all three ingredients.

  • $0.37 cost for the lemonade per glass.
  • $0.56 cost for the mango nectar.
  • And, let’s say I use half a bag of tea for each cup. The tea costs $2.99 and has 12 bags, so that leaves the tea cost for this around $0.12.

Grand totalย cost for an organic alternative: $1.05.

Organic Mango Black Tea Lemonade Recipe

Pretty good deal, right? It’s super easy, too, and it’s a delicious summer drink.

I hope you enjoyed learning about my mango black tea lemonade recipe! Do you want more posts like this? Let me know in the comments!

Do you have a favorite Starbucks drink? And have you created a homemade alternative before?

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2 Comments

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    Sara
    August 4, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Yum! This sounds so refreshing! I love tea … and have recently been trying some flavored tea throughout the summer. Love it!

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    Create Pray Love
    August 4, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Thanks, Sara! I am kind of addicted! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!

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