Loaded Tea Recipes Without Herbalife

 

What is a Loaded Tea?

A loaded tea is a cocktail of vitamins, aloe, caffeine and flavoring mixed with water. The majority of them, especially the super popular tea shops, come from Herbalife with the promise of increased energy, focus and even weight loss.

Here in Louisiana, it seems like a tea shop or nutrition club is on every corner selling these vibrantly colored drinks at a crazy fast pace. So what’s the catch? They sell for $5 to $8 a pop. My budget says, “No, way!”

 

How Can I Make My Own Loaded Tea?

I first started this deep dive with Loaded Teas: Are They Worth It? where I told you the Great Value Flavored Energy Drink Mix has 120 mg of caffeine for only 25 cents per serving.

That led to our Frugal Loaded Tea, which has 180 mg of caffeine and only costs 86 cents per serving. It was such a huge success, that I went back to the drawing board to come up with more loaded tea recipes for y’all!

These five loaded teas are easy to make at home, don’t require any Herbalife products or supplements, and all ring in for LESS THAN ONE DOLLAR per serving.

 

I found every single ingredient used for these teas at my local Walmart and bought the generic brand when available. You can still enjoy high quality flavor and get your energy boost without blowing your budget!

 

 

 

DRAGON’S BREATH

135 mg caffeine, 25 calories, 82 cents per serving

 

Great Value Dragon Fruit Energy Drink Mix packet

Great Value Tropical Tepache De Pina Drink Mix packet

Crystal Light Raspberry Green Tea Drink Mix packet

cactus water

 

 

CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH

135 mg caffeine, 35 calories, 72 cents per serving

 

Great Value Peach Mango Energy Drink Mix packet

Crystal Light Raspberry Green Tea Drink Mix packet

Pineapple Crush Drink Mix packet

coconut water

 
 

SUMMER SLICE

150 mg caffeine, 25 calories, 82 cents per serving

 

Great Value Watermelon Limeade Energy Drink Mix packet

Great Value Tropical Limeade Drink Mix packet

Crystal Light Peach Iced Tea Drink Mix packet

cactus water

 
 
 

SOUTHERN SUNSET

175 mg caffeine, 40 calories, 64 cents per serving

 

Great Value Peach Mango Energy Drink Mix packet

Great Value Peach Mango Green Tea Drink Mix packet

Country Time Lemonade Drink Mix packet

coconut water

 
 

THE NIGHT SHIFT

172 mg caffeine, 20 calories, 97 cents per serving

 

Great Value Wild Strawberry Energy Drink Mix packet

Starburst Blue Raspberry Drink Mix packet

Great Value Iced Tea Concentrate (cold brew – see instructions below)

cactus water

To make the Tea Concentrate, steep 4 bags of Great Value Cold Brew Iced Tea in 1 cup of cold water overnight.

 

DIY Loaded Teas at home are just another example of how you can find ways to treat yourself even on a budget.

Play around with flavors and caffeine substitutes until you find your go-to drink. Oh, and don’t forget to customize it with a fun name! My personal favorite is Southern Sunset.

ENJOY!

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Loaded Tea Recipes Without Herbalife”

    1. Hi Sharon! Absolutely. The tea concentrate can work in the place of any of the tea powders. The tea component is mainly to add that tea flavor, antioxidants and up the caffeine to the desired level. It’ll work with any of the drinks, but it might give you a different color if you’re trying to get a color separation.

  1. Hi, what is a basic shopping list for a beginner? I would like to try doing this but I don’t know where to start.

  2. Do you have a recipe for Tropical Sunrise or Island Time that compares to herbal life drinks? Love love love the videos!! 💞

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