This Iced Guava White Tea Lemonade Recipe is incredibly easy-to-make, refreshingly delicious, and tastes better than the Starbucks version (for a fraction of the cost).
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Warm weather is finally here, so I NEED to share this easy recipe for the most refreshing beverage ever.
You’ll definitely want to drink it on a hot day.
Or on any days that you want to pretend are beach days.
The fruity flavors in this Starbucks copycat recipe definitely remind me of the tropical fruit drinks on my last Caribbean vacation. 🍹 Can we add a little rum to it during happy hour? 🤔
Want to try a fruity coffee drink? Check out this Strawberry Latte Recipe.
This iced guava white tea lemonade includes 5 simple ingredients, if we count the hot water (to brew the tea) and ice.
This guava white tea lemonade is no longer available at Starbucks locations. BUT, when it was, Starbucks used Teavana white tea.
Unfortunately, I can't find it on Amazon, Target, or Walmart to provide a link. Those stores seem to mostly just have fruity new Teavana teas.
I bought Twinings 100% Pure White Tea Bags for this recipe. If you have a favorite white tea, you can definitely use that.
White tea contains less caffeine than black tea. According to Healthline’s “How Much Caffeine Is in White Tea?”, white tea has 6-55 mg of caffeine per cup and black tea has 47-90 mg per cup.
White tea is also loaded with antioxidants. According to Healthline’s “10 Impressive Benefits of White Tea”, “white tea seems to be one of the best types of teas for fighting free radicals.”
It may also reduce the risk of heart disease, aid weight loss, help combat skin aging, and so much more, according to the same article.
So this guava white tea lemonade isn’t just refreshing and delicious, it also contains some health benefits. (Guava is bursting with vitamin c, so there’s that too!)
If you would prefer a black tea drink, follow the same recipe and directions in this post with a black tea bag to make an iced guava black tea lemonade.
The first step to making this original drink at home is to make a white tea concentrate.
To do this, brew one tea bag in 1/2 cup of water.
It’s like making any hot tea, except we’re using less hot water to get more of that original white tea taste.
The tropical guava twist is what makes this iced tea lemonade so special.
Starbucks used a guava-flavored fruit juice blend in their Starbucks guava white tea lemonade recipe.
This homemade iced guava white tea lemonade recipe can be made with guava nectar, like Goya Guava Nectar, or a guava juice blend, like this Ceres 100% All Natural Pure Fruit Juice Blend - Guava, from the grocery store.
If you know how to make fresh guava juice at home, you could use that.
If you already have peach-flavored fruit juice at home, check out - How to Make Starbucks Peach Green Tea Lemonade.
Store-bought or homemade lemonade can be used in this recipe.
I absolutely LOVE iced tea lemonade. The natural flavors of tea with the classic sweet and tangy flavors of lemonade are irresistible.
Both Simply Lemonade and Simply Light Lemonade are made with real lemon juice and other all-natural ingredients.
This ingredient is optional, but the recipe is for an ICED guava white tea lemonade.
Adding ice cubes definitely makes this unique drink even more refreshing. It seems to add a little bit more to the already great taste.
Should I add sugar?
This iced guava white tea lemonade recipe, as written in the recipe card below, does not include additional sugar.
The Starbucks guava white tea lemonade recipe did though. The Starbucks version was sweetened with liquid cane sugar.
A great thing about making your favorite Starbucks drinks at home is that you can customize them even more for your own daily diet and taste preferences.
For me, the guava nectar and lemonade provide the perfect amount of sweetness. If I added any additional sweetener, it would have too much sugar.
For best results, I recommend trying this iced guava white tea lemonade as it is written below before adding anything else.
After trying it, if you would like a sweeter drink, add your desired amount of sweetener. Simple syrup or classic syrup may be the easiest way to do this while the drink is cold.
Next time you make this recipe, you can add white or brown sugar to the hot white tea concentrate and mix to dissolve it.
Less Sugar Options
As written, with using Simply Lemonade and store-brand (Stop & Shop) Guava Nectar, this iced guava white tea lemonade recipe contains about 42 grams of sugar.
Using a light or sugar free lemonade would reduce the amount of sugar. For example, a 1/2 cup of Simply Lemonade has 14 grams of sugar and a 1/2 cup of Simply Light Lemonade has 2.5 grams of sugar.
Guava juice tends to have less sugar than guava nectar, but it’s not as easy to find in stores.
It looks like some Walmarts have a guava flavored juice. I have not tried it yet though. If you do, please let us know how it is in the comments below.
With Simply Light Lemonade and Walmart's Guava Flavored Juice, this recipe, as written below, would contain about 24 grams of sugar.
Can I make it ahead of time?
This guava white tea lemonade is best enjoyed fresh.
But, it can be made ahead of time, without the ice, and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Please do not add the ice cubes until right before consuming. They will melt in the fridge and water down your beautiful drink.
Are there any new drinks you would like to see on Love Mischka? The iced guava passionfruit drink? A refreshing black iced tea? Or the iced guava black tea lemonade? Just let me know!
Iced Guava White Tea Lemonade Recipe
- 1 White Tea Bag
- 1/2 cup Water hot
- 3/4 cup Guava Nectar or juice
- 1/2 cup Lemonade store-bought or homemade
- Ice Cubes if desired
- Place the tea bag in a heat-resistant glass or mug. I like to use a mason jar.
- Pour hot water on the tea bag. Seep for a few minutes.
- Remove tea bag and allow the brewed tea to cool some (so it doesn't melt the ice).
- Add guava nectar/juice and lemonade.
- For best results, transfer drink to a mason jar with a tight lid or a cocktail shaker. If already using a mason jar, put on the lid.
- Shake, shake, shake to combine.
- Add ice cubes to a drinking glass.
- Pour the shaken guava white tea lemonade over the ice cubes in the glass.