MASTER LIST – Loaded Tea Ingredients

Y’all have asked for a list of the ingredients we use for the loaded teas, and I have attempted to put it all together here.

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Most of these items were found at our local Walmart stores, smaller grocery stores and different places like CVS, Walgreens, Family Dollar, Big Lots, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Tuesday Morning, TJ Maxx, etc. We also ordered some of the things from Amazon that we could not find or are not sold in our local stores.
This is the link to my Amazon Shop where you can find the things we ordered along with some of my other favorite products: Silver Lining Lessons Amazon Shop.


Waka Black & Green Instant Tea

black kenyan instant tea

WakA Discount code: silverlining

15% off everything on waka's website

4C Energy Rush Variety Pack

(Orange, Citrus and Berry)

This can typically be found at most Walmart stores, some smaller chain grocery stores like Winn-Dixie, Publix and HEB. If you’re unable to find them in stores, they can also be found on Amazon.

Guarana Powder



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Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera (Regular & Wild Berry)

This can typically be found in most Walmart stores in the pharmacy section near the Metamucil type products. I’ve even seen it in Walgreens. It can also be found on Amazon.

Other Options:

Savia Aloe Vera Pomegranate Drink

Iberia Aloe Vera Drink (Original, Pineapple, Strawberry & Mango)

CocoJoy Coconut Water

True Nopal Cactus Water


Great Value Strawberry Lemonade with Collagen

We’ve learned that this is not sold in all Walmart locations and cannot be found online. If you’re unable to find this product, we would recommend using 1/2 scoop of the Garden of Life Collagen – Strawberry Lemonade flavor.

Garden of Life Collagen – Strawberry Lemonade
Health Wise Drink Mix
  • Wild Berry
  • Peach Mango
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Other Options:
These are some of the comparable products we have found that check all the boxes on paper. We have not tried these, but they all appear to be nearly identical to the Herbalife Peach Mango Beverage Mix.
IdealFit Clear Whey Protein – Peach Mango Drink Mix
Proti-Thin Peach Mango Drink Mix
Bari-Wise High Protein Fruit Drink, Peach & Mango
Proti-Diet Peach Mango Liquid Drink Mix
  • Hairfluence
  • Energy + Focus
  • Glowfluence
  • Neuro-Peak
  • Calm Now

These can be found at some Walmart locations and online, including Amazon. 


Torani Syrup
  • Coconut
  • Vanilla
  • Caramel
  • Pumpkin Spice
The Pink Flamingo Lounge Blue Hawaii Mix
Lux Sugar Free Cinnamon Syrup (or any other cinnamon syrup)
Belvoir Fruit Farms Cucumber & Mint Lemonade
Crystal Light Liquids
  • Blueberry Raspberry
  • Strawberry Pineapple Refresh
  • Tropical Coconut
Great Value Liquids
  • Huckleberry
  • Tropical Pineapple Mango
Jordan’s Skinny Syrups
  • Peach Ring + Energy
  • Hibiscus Passion Fruit
  • Citrus Splash + Immunity

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You should be able to find most of these flavors at Walmart, grocery stores, places like CVS, Big Lots and Walgreens, and even most discount or dollar stores.

Great Value
  • Blackberry Lemonade
  • Cherry Pomegranate
  • Grape
  • Lemonade
  • Orange Early Rise
  • Pink Lemonade
  • Tropical Limeade
  • Tropical Melon
  • Tropical Tepache de Pena
  • Strawberry Orange Banana
  • Strawberry Watermelon
  • Blackberry Lemonade
  • Strawberry Kiwi
Great Value ENERGY
  • Wild Strawberry
  • Watermelon Limeade
  • Tropical Punch
  • Peach Mango
  • Lemonade
  • Grape
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Acai Blueberry
Wyler’s Light
  • Island Punch Blue Ocean Breeze
  • Island Punch Fruity Red Punch
  • Island Punch Purple Berry Wave
  • Island Punch Radical Lemonberry
  • Strawberry Lemonade
  • Lemon Lime
  • Orange
  • Peach
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberry
  • All Pink
  • Blue Raspberry
  • Cherry
  • Margarita
  • Pina Colada
  • Strawberry Daiquiri
Hawaiian Punch
  • Berry Blue Typhoon
  • Fruit Juicy Red
  • Lemon Berry Squeeze
  • Polar Blast
  • White Water Wave
  • Wild Purple Smash
  • Cherry Pomegranate
  • Grape
  • Strawberry Peach
Crystal Light
  • Cherry Pomegranate
  • Citrus with Energy
  • Lemonade
True Lemon
  • Raspberry Lemonade
  • Strawberry Dragonfruit Energy
  • Wild Blackberry Pomegranate Energy
  • Citrus Punch
  • Mango Punch
Jolly Rancher
  • Green Apple
  • Watermelon
  • Grape
  • Green Apple
  • Orange
  • Strawberry
  • Tropical Variety Pack
  • Grape
  • Orange
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberry
  • Ocean Water
  • Strawberry Lemonade
  • Cherry Limeade
Good & Smart Cherry Limeade (Dollar General)
Pure Kick (Dollar General)
  • Black Cherry Pomegranate 
  • Blood Orange
Kool-Aid Tropical Punch
Gatorade Zero Glacier Freeze
Hi-C Mashin’ Mango Melon
7-UP Lemon Lime
Canada Dry Cranberry Ginger Ale
Sunny D orange
Vitamin C Immune Support Drink Mix (generic Emergen-C)
Swedish Fish Candy

Note that most of the powdered drink mixes are sugar free and are made using some type of artificial sugar. If you are interested in making teas that specifically do not contain aspartame, these are some aspartame free options:

  • Gage Foods drink mixes (use sucralose)
  • Gram Zero drink mixes (use Stevia)
  • Most liquid drink mixes
  • Crush brand watermelon and orange
  • Most Welch’s, Tampico, True Lemon, Stur and ZHOU brand mixes

There are other aspartame free options, but they really are hit or miss depending on the brands available to you in stores. Double check the labels if you are curious.

Other Tea Mix Options:
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Great Value
  • Peach Mango Green Tea
  • Iced Tea with Lemon
  • Sweet Tea
  • Iced Tea with Peach (no caffeine)
Crystal Light
  • Raspberry Green Tea
  • Peach Iced Tea
  • Peach Mango Tea
If you aren’t sure where to start, check out our beginner’s guide to making loaded teas at home, where you will find lots of information and the basic items needed to get you started.
You can find all of our recipes on our Tea Menu Board.
Also, don’t forget that you can find our video tutorials and lots of information on our TikTok, Facebook page and Instagram.

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58 thoughts on “MASTER LIST – Loaded Tea Ingredients”

      1. Sorry I didnt know how to type my own comment, so I am typing against your reply. Is it black tea only that you use in these, or do you use any sort of green tea?

  1. Im so excited about trying these, we have 2 favs thats the watermelon crawl that Im trying to figure out and the summer love its a pineapple and strawberry maybe.

      1. This one would be awesome to try.
        My favorite is Barbie–I think it is tropical fruit lift off and cherry drink mix.

        1. Annette Marshall

          Do you have a book of all the recipes? It would be great to have them all in something of Book. I would definitely buy it

          1. Hi Annette!

            I would love to have a book of all the recipes made, I just never seem to have enough time in the day! I am in the process of uploading every recipe card to the site to make it all easily accessible to everyone. My goal is for everyone to get free access to all my recipes and save money in their budget.

          1. Thank you so much! I am enjoying trying every one. I just copied the image and put it in a publisher document (landscape view) and printed it. Put them in a binder for easy access. Love it!

      2. I could have sworn that I saw a post with a comparison and breakdown of Herbalife products vs dupes on your site but I can’t find it now. Am I dreaming. Lol

  2. Can I just say, “Thank you for the Amazon Shop! It was a game changer. I watched and rewatched a TikTok writing down your main ingredients. Then I got stuck on Prime trying to match it up. I then searched you online. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you. Can’t wait to start the school year off drinking my teas, increasing my water in-take, and cutting down on sugary soda.

      1. Hi Abby!

        That is an awesome idea. Someone showed me something similar they use too and it looked great. My set-up right now is just so organized and chaotic. We go through so many packets though trying to test out new recipes before we share them with everyone. Keep your ideas coming!

  3. What is the purpose of the Aloe Vero and Cactus Water in the drinks? Does it have a benefit or it is purely for the color separation? And how do you know which one to use?

    What are the benefits of using a mix with collagen?

    1. The aloe and cactus water serve as substitute in the recipe model based on what you’d get at the nutrition shops. The aloe is good for digestion and the cactus water has a lot of nutritional benefits as well. The cactus water has been hard to find, so we are trying to give everyone multiple options. Feel free to omit any ingredients and tweak your recipe.

      The collagen mix provides the peptides and protein seen in the beauty drinks from the nutrition shops.

      1. I am just finding out about you & love this! Thanks so much! After reading through some of the recipes if it does call for cactus water can you use aloe in place of that? if so, would you use the same amount of aloe as cactus water!? Thanks!

        1. Hi Kayla!

          To keep in consistent, I always try to use 2oz. Yes, you can use the aloe in place of cactus water. I know the cactus water has been hard to find for most people. Aloe can work in the place of anything. Coconut water is great and ads a tropical flavor. Hope this helps!

  4. I cannot find the Guarana powder or the black tea. They are sold out. What do you suggest to use in place of?

    1. Hi Deanna! There aren’t too many substitutes for the guarana powder that I have found. It’s a slow release natural caffeine with antioxidants, but you can leave it out if you can’t find it. It’s available directly through the manufactures website and if you can’t get it off Amazon. GNC or your local vitamin shops may have something you can use.

      For the tea powder you could try some of the Walmart Great Value tea drink mix packets we use in some of our recipes. I’ve read a few people are making a cold brew concentrate from bag tea pouches. Essentially you steep 4 bags of tea per cup of cold water overnight. We’ve done it for our “Nightshift” tea recipe and it works. It concentrates the caffeine, but also the flavor. So use is sparingly or it will overpower the recipe.

      We’ve ordered from They have really good tea powders. You can use the discount code SilverLiningLessons to make it even more affordable.

    1. Hi Kristin! When I can’t find it, I usually substitute another brand like Vital Proteins or Garden of Life. Usually a half-scoop from one of the larger containers is exactly what you need or more. As long as it’s strawberry lemonade, it should work. Just look at the serving size on the container because usually you will only use half and get double for the price.

  5. Loving the tik toks and ordering many of the items to start making these at home. Quick question, we did a skittles dupe which was amazing, but what size cup do you use? Want to order cups and lids so we can take on the go.

    1. Hi Traci!

      Sorry I’m so behind on replying! I use 32oz cups on TikTok and the recipes. When I make these for myself I usually pour them into my tumbler. I got a big 32oz metal tumbler at my Walmart Neighborhood Market for around $9 and it keeps it called all day. It’s the pink and purple one you may have seen in some of the videos.

  6. Hey! When you say 1/4 or 1/2 of a packet of flavorings what is that in tsp? I’m not sure if each of those has 1 tsp total- I think the 4C is 2tsp in each pack, but I wasn’t sure on the rest- thank you so much! We are loving these!!

    1. Hi Kim!
      Yes, the 4C has 2tsp in each pack. Most of the flavoring packs are all about 1tsp. Every once in a while I will find some that only contain 1/2 tsp in the flavoring pack. Like the Welches Peach Strawberry and the Skittles Grape.

      The Great Value Energy packets are more than a tsp and the collagen packs are as well. Just gotta keep an eye on them if they feel different.

  7. Amanda L Thaxton

    I can’t find which tea recipe has the Crystal Light Citrus
    True Lemon
    Wild Blackberry Pomegranate can you tell me which drink it is in?

  8. I love your videos.. I am loving the drinks I work in a trailer with construction guys and already I have had 3 of them ask me what I am drinking!..
    I printed your recipes – laminated them – and put all my powders in stackable plactic drawers and labeled them.. so much easier to when making recipes to pull what you need.. now this Master list is great I can put in my purse and when I am at the store I can grab what I need. Thank you so much for creating this and makeing it fun!

  9. If you are using the garden of life collagen, how much do you use? A scoop is 20g of collagen where the great value packet is only 2g. THANKS

    1. Hi Kasey! The Garden of Life- “Beauty” is what you want. A full scoop is 11g of protein and 12g of collagen. You only need to use 1/4th a scoop. This gives you approximately 3g of protein and 3g of collagen. I like to use 1/2 scoop to get more of each. If you do use 1/4th, I might add just a touch of extra flavoring to boost it.

  10. I love this master list!!! It’s exactly what I need 🙂 Is there a way to download it? I’m imagining a way that I can have it on my phone or printed so I can mark what I have, what I need etc. for when I shop. Thank you for ALL of this!!!

    1. Hi Samantha!

      Most of the teas are only have a few ingredients, so I guess it depends on the flavors you like. Hawaiian Punch Berry Blue Typhoon is used a lot and is easy to find. Is there a particular flavor combo you like that I can offer suggestions/substitutes for?

  11. OMG, I LOVE the Sonic Ocean Water mix, but I found it once at Walmart, and now I cant find it anywhere. Any idea where I might could find it?

  12. Thank you for your hard work! I just wish there were more options on the market that weren’t aspartame. I can’t have it. Not your fault at all! I just am so restricted due to that!

  13. Hello! Thank you so much for sharing these dupes!! 🙂 Several of these recipes call for Grape drink mix. I’ve tried several brands but have not found one I can stand to drink. Is there a substitute I can use in place of Grape in these recipes? I realize it will change the taste a bit but some of these sound so good, I’d like to drink them – I just can’t get past the taste of the grape mixers.

  14. Latanya Marshall

    So happy I ran across this on Pinterest!!! I was thinking of doing shakes again but trying to fit it in my budget!! Get site thanks

  15. I bring my teas to work, and my coworkers would love some too. Are there any recipes I could pre-package for them. That way they just have to add water and ice at work? I know most have like 1/2 packet of this or that. Is there any that they can just dump all and mix? if that makes sense. It has to be super simple for them. I’ve already tried showing them your tiktoks but that just seemed to confuse them more. Thank you! The Bah humbug has been my favorite last few days!:)

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