Are you familiar with Starbucks products? Most people know Starbucks as coffee shop which only sells coffee products. However, there are some non-coffee or non-caffeine products that you can find in Starbucks, such as tea and fruit smoothies. Passion tea is one of the non-caffeine products that are believed to be very healthy compared with other products.
Starbucks passion tea is much healthier than other products in Starbucks as its main ingredients are natural and it is caffeine-free. These are the reasons that make Starbucks passion tea is safe to be consumed by people from all ages, from kids to elderly.
Let’s see how much nutritious and what health benefits made by Starbucks passion tea.
Nutrients of Starbucks passion tea
As stated before, people from all ages can drink Starbucks passion tea. If you are curious about how Starbucks passion tea can be that nutritious, check these.
In one serving of Teavana Shaken Iced Passion Tea (grande size), you can find:
- 45 calories
- 0 g of fat
- 0 mg of cholesterol
- 10 mg of sodium
- 11 g of carbohydrate
- 0 g of protein
- 0 mg of caffeine
If you look at the list of nutrients above again, you will be amazed on the amount of fat and cholesterol it has. It is totally zero! So, it is also safe for diet.
Starbucks Teavana Shaken Iced Passion Tea is made from an infusion of water, hibiscus flower, citric acid, natural flavors, cinnamon, apple, licorice root, lemongrass, fruit juice extract, ice, and liquid cane sugar.
What are the health benefits of Starbucks passion tea?
As it is caffeine-free and fat-free, you might be wondering what health benefits Starbucks passion tea can serve. Starbucks passion tea is using Tazo passion tea, which are famous for having a lot of herbs in it, such as hibiscus flowers, licorice, cinnamon and rose hips. Here are the list of herbs in Starbucks passion tea along with their health benefits.
Rose hips are good sources of vitamin C. As you know, vitamin C is very essential for health. It is very important to keep your body immunized. Furthermore, rose hips are also beneficial for treating painful symptoms of osteoarthritis.
It is a spice that is very beneficial for treating digestive problems, such as colic and diarrhea. Cinnamon is rich in some healthy bioactive constituents, such as tannins, coumarins and volatile oils.
Cinnamon is also good for another health problems as stated in Health Benefits of Cinnamon and Ginger Tea.
Hypertension is one of the problems that can be cured by hibiscus. It is trusted to have a great impact in lowering blood pressure for patients that are suffering from diabetes type 2. Moreover, it also has a great effect on controlling harmful bacteria.
Licorice is one of the herbs that is mostly used in Chinese pharmacy. It has a significant effect as an anti-ulcer remedy and prevention of cancer. Glycyrrhizinic acid in licorice has shown anti-ulcer action. The National Cancer Institute has also declared that the root of licorice plant is helpful to prevent cancer.
How to make your own version of Starbucks passion tea
Buying Starbucks products may be expensive for you, but one thing you should know is all ingredients that Starbucks use are high-quality ones. However, you are able to make it at home. Starbucks passion tea can be simply made at home. Here is the recipe of Starbucks passion tea.
To make Starbucks passion tea at home, you will need:
- 2 tea bags of Tazo passion tea
- 16 oz of water
- 4 oz of lemonade
- 2 tsp. of sugar
- 1/8 tsp. of vanilla
How to make it:
- Boil water in a pot.
- After the water is perfectly boiling, remove heat. Put tea bags, sugar and vanilla into the water.
- Rest them for 5 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags and put in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Add some ice into the container. Add 8 oz of tea and 2 oz of lemonade for each serving.
- Shake until it is mixed well.
- It is ready to be served!
You see, it is a very simple beverage to make at home. You can get your favorite drink and be healthy at the same time.