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Organic Mango Black Tea Lemonade Recipe

Create Pray Love | Organic Mango Black Tea Lemonade

Hello, dear readers! Happy August. ♥

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 & working 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.

Create Pray Love | Organic Mango Black Tea Lemonade

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 & Target. *This is not a sponsored post! I just love their organic options 🙂

Here’s what you’ll need if you want to make this on your own:

  • Organic Mango Nectar or juice concentrate
  • Organic Lemonade
  • Organic Black Tea
  • 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 is the most convenient of the two options, because the mango & 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.

Create Pray Love | Organic Mango Black Tea Lemonade

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

Create Pray Love | Organic Mango Black Tea Lemonade

As you can see in the above 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 I used it so that it would have time to cool down.

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

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

Now, let’s see how much the final cost is per cup.

Starbucks charges $3.95 for a 24 fl. oz. 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 total cost for an organic alternative: $1.05.

Create Pray Love | Organic Mango Black Tea Lemonade

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

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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  • 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!

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

    Thanks, Sara! I am kind of addicted! 🙂 Enjoy!