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96

fabulous!!!

so i’ve had this twice already in the last few days & i remember first trying it way back in November (?) at a Barnes & Noble, where i was fortuitously seated near a shelf full of Harney & Sons sachet tins (actually, i’m not so sure it was ‘fortuitous’ since i sat myself…but there weren’t many other options.) it was then that i made my first purchase of their tea: Green tea with Thai flavors (the post-Bangkok era).

as for the frap, it was pretty sweet (not at all a bad thing in my book) so i am always sure to order it without syrup or whipped cream. it’s simply scrumptious and a total dessert and/or meal made with just a few scoops of the powder & prepared hot as a latte with 3/4 water & 1/4 soy milk. freaking delicious. need to try this iced!

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I’m in Montreal guys! I immediately got off the very full plane and headed to get this tea. This has become a bit of a habit when I have stopovers in Montreal, which is nearly every summer.

I’m not usually a Starbucks fan, but this is the one treat I allow myself. It’s a nice pick me up after the somewhat long flight. I’ve got about an hour and a half to kill before my flight home. Home, eeee! Even though I’ll only be there for about 7 hours, I’m so excited.

P.S. The paper and presentation I saved for the flights, well I finished the paper within the first hour and got two chapters of studying done for medical evolution. Productivity for the win.

Fjellrev

Go you, being all productive!

Courtney

Thanks! It’s amazing what one can do when the Internet is inaccessible. :P

VariaTEA

For a short while, we were in the same place and that is nice :)

Courtney

We were! I am still technically here, on the runway. Perhaps we will be geographically close again soon.

VariaTEA

Haha and maybe someday we will actually meet face to face :P

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73
drank China Green Tips by Starbucks
3 tasting notes

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Flavors: Earth, Flowers

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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75
drank Shaken Sweet Tea by Starbucks
258 tasting notes

So good.

So sweet.

So good, though.

In other news, I think it might be illegal to eat this much, even in the south.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Lala

This is also one of my favs! I like the half black iced tea/half lemonade too.

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I wanted something creamy and delicious, but wasn’t in the mood for coffee. This was delicious and really hot the spot for something on the go. YUM!

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81

Feb 27 and its 20 F outside with strong winds making it feel much MUCH colder than it already is, so what do I order today during our shopping trip? An icy cold beverage. I haven’t had one of these in weeks.

The guy behind the counter had to be a first day confused fellow. Had to stop him from using whole milk as I wanted fat free – apparently he didn’t know the caps are color coded. I wanted it with Splenda not the classic syrup. He started to use the pink stuff affectionately known as rat killer. And he used two scoops of matcha instead of one – I kept quiet on that one. :)

The difference between their matcha and the two I own is extremely obvious. This tastes like sencha and it is bright green. Mine are kind of lime greenish brown and taste much darker. One by Teavivre is not matcha and they don’t call it such. It is green tea powder. The Persimmon Tree Matcha Grade A, tastes halfway between Starbucks and Teavivre. It is very drinkable but not even close to Starbucks in flavor.

Anyway, I’ve had my fix and now maybe I will make it until (if) we get warm weather.

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Grande chai, prepared in store, no modifications whatsoever.
Just a little treat for myself for what I think is a successful interview :)
Fun fact, I actually knew who my interviewer was. I met her once last year during my program during presentations for a project and she actually owns part of my boutique hotel hahha
Made my way to Starbucks because I was supposed to study at the library with my friend, but my friend texted me and said she won’t come and the library was already in sight. Sooo Starbucks it is!

Dude this is perfect. I’m listening to jazz radio on pandora so it’s like typical coffee shoppe atmosphere for me :)

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OKAY IT WAS COLD AND I GOT OUT OF CLASS AND I PASSED BY STARBUCKS AND THERE WAS NO ONE INSIDE AND I BOUGHT ANOTHER CHAI LATTE DON’T JUDGE ME I REALLY SHOULD STOP THE AUTO RELOAD FUNCTION ON MY STARBUCKS CARD

BUT IN OTHER NEWS, I WALKED BACK HOME WITH MY CHAI IN MY HAND, CHECKED MY MAIL AND FOUND THREE PACKAGES. OH MY GOSH MY SWAP WITH SHMIRACLES CAME AND MY SAMPLES FROM TEA AT SEA AND MY ADAGIO ORDER AND OH MY GOSH LOOK AT ALL THIS TEA

http://instagram.com/p/kQZXoFvhJF/

Though Adagio did send me the wrong thing… I’m getting that fixed now because I want my masters teas!

And because of that I’m pretty sure I’ve broken 100 in my cupboard… Umm.. yeah. My roommates aren’t going to be pleased when they see that my cupboard has grown. I think sipdown night is needed sometime this week…

Preparation
16 OZ / 473 ML
keychange

Best feeling ever to get all that tea in the mail!!!!

jump62359

Oh gosh I know! I’ve been looking forward to these packages for so long and they’ve finally arrived!

Shmiracles

whooo hoooo!!! suck it roomies! you’ll share i’m sure, no need to be all jelly.

Shmiracles

oh crap. i think i’ve had too much mate.

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If I’m feeling coffee, I always get my Java Chip in a tall with whip and chocolate drizzle.
If I’m feeling something fruity, I always get my blended Strawberry Lemonade.
If I’m feeling sweet, I always get my tell Vanilla Bean, no whip.
If I’m feeling tea, I always get my grande chai.

Ahh I can always depend on Starbucks :) I love this place so much okay.
I have my chai and I brought my textbooks with me and I managed to get to a table with an outlet so looks like I’ll be here for at least two hours! I’ve got midterms to study for, presentations to prepare, essays to draft, homework to be done, and email to send. Busy busy day!

(Being super productive right now and drinking tea while writing my paper. I didn’t even think about the backsplask of the tea when I set it down and it totally shot up my nose ahha. Just thought everyone would enjoy my clumsiness. BACK TO WORK!!)

((LISTENING TO MIKA RADIO AND MY SONG JUST STARTED PLAYING AND I’M RESISTING THE URGE TO DANCE. Also I am done with my chai and I am quite upset and I want more.))

Preparation
16 OZ / 473 ML

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74

I just came back from a club meeting and I walked to the copy and mail center to mail my friend her tea and the guy who helped me out told me he was a tea drinker! Yeah I kinda put it in the wrong envelope so he had to open it up and put it in the correct one.
Well since I was just a building away from Starbucks, I decided to do a Starbucks run :)
I’ve actually never gad this tea before. I’ve only ever had the Chai tea latte and the green tea looked… A bit too green and offputting to me? Let it be known, I’ve never had matcha before so the greenest tea I’ve ever had was just any regular old green tea.
But this is actually pretty good! I got it with light whip cuz I didn’t know if a lot of whip would ruin it.
Definitely tastes green, a bit sweet to my liking. Next time I order I’ll probably tweak it up a bit :)

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I wasn’t supposed to go to Starbucks today but I passed by it on the way to the bank and the line was super short so… it was calling my name hehe :)
Seriously though. If I buy tea at Starbucks, I only get my chai tea latte because that’s the only one that I like.

I’m spending the weekend with my cousins and I totally brought tea with me (since their teas are all like… bags and.. no) and I totally forgot that they don’t have a kettle, or a strainer, or anything that deals with loose tea at all. Bleeehhh so I’m totally going to spend the weekend not drinking tea :/

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OH MY GOSH CAN I JUST CRY BECAUSE I JUST GOT THE STEEPSTER APP AND WOW THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO ON THE APP THAT YOU CAN’T ONLINE.
So. Starbucks. Studying for 3 hours in the library deserves some Starbucks. Now I’m just sitting outside waiting for class to start and I was all huh. I wonder if I got added to the app list thing? AND I DID AND NOW I HAVE THE STEEPSTER APP AND WOW I LIKE VERY MUCH.
Sadly I can’t add a photo because I actually just drank it all hahah but wow I’m liking this app.
Wow okay still don’t know how to do things on the app but it’s so much fun to play with :))

TEA IS GOOD. Drinking my chai outside because it’s such a nice 72degrees here and the sun isn’t harsh at all, and even though I’m drinking something hot on a warm day, I’m not sweating bullets. It’s just so perfect and the steepster all is perfect and I love it so much :)

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67

I had another one of these today: grande, soy milk, extra hot with whip. It tasted better in one of the big cream-colored mugs than in a paper cup. Still pretty much a meal replacement. There is definitely not enough caffeine in this concoction, but I do like the level of spices.

There is a big dose of pepper—very obviously—but lots of other stuff as well, including cardamom and ginger, two of my favorite spices. Chocolate Chai Tea Latte is pretty good, if evaluated as a dessert, which is what it really is.

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67

I enjoyed a Tazo Chocolate Tea Latte at Starbucks today. Mine was a grande with soymilk, whipped cream, extra hot. It was quite tasty, with a potent dose of spices, but more of a dessert than a drink. The last time I had one of these, I forgot to request soy milk, and I felt a bit groggy after drinking it. Today’s was much better, although I’m not sure what rating to give it, since it was really a meal replacement beverage, not so much a tea…

__Morgana__

I had this today too!

sherapop

;-) Morgana. Are you a rewards card holder, by chance? ;-)

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78

We stopped at Starbucks today to get breakfast before the kids’ Kung Fu classes so I decided to try one of these. I got mine with nonfat milk.

I haven’t had chai in what seems like forever and I forgot how enjoyable it can be. This went surprisingly well with my spinach wrap, and after I’d eaten I continued sipping on this contentedly.

I’d only ever had the regular Starbucks chai before, not the chocolate. The chocolate is quite nice. The spices still come through nicely. I got mostly cardamom and some cinnamon, some clove and ginger, not much pepper all, and no anise. That was all fine with me as it’s the cardamom that I really love the most. I wouldn’t have liked this if it had been heavy on the anise. Licorice is a really tricky flavor for me and it has to hit me just right. Most of the time it doesn’t.

If I don’t get coffee at Starbucks next time, I’ll be getting this. I’m also now primed to break out my own chai stash and start cooking.

But this gets extra points because I didn’t have to slave over a hot stove. ;-)

Helena

I buy the concentrate from Costco for the price of one latte I get three containers and make a heck of a lot more :D I like making it iced in the summer.

__Morgana__

Awesome, Helen. Iced sounds like something to try, too.

sherapop

Helena and Morgana: they are selling cartons of this for half price at their website…

__Morgana__

Thanks, Sherapop—that’s good to know. I have so much chai ATM that I can’t possibly justify buying more. LOL.

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77

So- I only go to Starbucks when I’m meeting this one friend of mine.

She’s a coworker who was my mentor at work for the past year, and it became our thing, monthly ‘mentor’ sessions that turned into ‘vent’ sessions. I remember when I first started working with her that I felt we were such a terrible fit for each other – I couldn’t do anything right and she just seemed so different from me, so loud and outspoken.

Then my first year ended, that whole official mentor relationship ended…and we still do our meetings and just talk.

So I had this tea yesterday and it was good, but I can’t really tell you much about it because I didn’t drink it with the intent of paying attention to it. It was more sweet than spicy, and I have better chai’s in my cupboard at home. But it was tea, on a cold morning, and I’ll take it.

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84

Another yum. In office days make me splurge. Extra hot, whole milk, no water. I regretted it after I had it though. So much sugar!!!

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ROOMMATE STARBUCKS RUN.
Because we were all craving Starbucks and it’s on campus. Yes, I drove because we really didn’t want to walk half an hour for coffee.

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84

Mmmm, racked up a free drink with Starbucks and decided to run to Starbucks quickly on my break. Ended up ordering a vente even though I’ll never drink the whole thing (something about it being free I guess.)

Extra Hot, No water.

Simply delicious, although I find as I am eating less and less sugar, that it is a big sweet now for my tastes.

keychange

Yay for free hot drinks!

Tuscanteal

You’re always so quick on the draw!!! It’s heavenly. I don’t get to drink many made for me drinks these days. Working from home basically negates the need to leave your house for lunches and breaks. That being said I do like eating and drinking my own stuff in my house. Good for my wallet too. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like being spoiled once in a while.

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69
drank Tazo® Chai Tea Latte by Starbucks
25 tasting notes

Always a favorite when at Starbucks

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81

So the sun is out, the temperature hit 40 F and its Thursday. I’m so predictable. I ordered this the same way as always but man it is way sweet. Don’t care. It’s good anyway.

mrmopar

Its Thursday!

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80

I’ve never tried a chai tea before. I absolutely love it!! It has a very smooth taste with a bite of spices. I am very pleased.

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