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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.
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.
My go to latte. There was a time when I had this daily as part of my morning routine. Then I bought a house and that got expensive. Then I started working from home and had no need to set foot out anywhere. That’s when I bought a Breville Tea Maker and lets just say I’ve saved quite a bit from not buying these. I feel they are pricey for what it is. Standard from Starbucks: water, milk and the syrup they use. Don’t get this confused with the TAZO stuff they sell in cartons in stores. Starbucks get it from concentrate so it’s better. I’ve bought the mix and it’s a watery version, so I ditched the idea of trying to recreate these from home.
My standard is: Tall TAZO Chai latte, Extra Hot, no water, whole milk, easy foam. There was a time when Starbucks use to use whole milk as their standard milk and I prefer the creamy texture it brings. I also don’t shy away from fat in what I eat. Sugar is the thing you need to be leery of (and this drink has plenty in it.)
Having this a day early but hey it was 63 today. By Monday it will be only 19 with possibly 8 inches of snow dumped on us. I hate winter. But I love this sort of a tea drink.
Using some Si logic I have decided this stuff is a health drink. Your drinking the tea leaf, so that’s like one serving of vegetables. It’s got your dairy. The syrup is probably made from corn, or some other plant, so hey I’m counting it.
I had a Venti of this last evening after going to Barnes and Noble. Note* There was a Starbucks in Barnes and Noble, which does not take your loaded card or earn you stars, and there was a Starbucks across the street. I chose the later, nothing against the first, but Starbucks needs to fix this. **I recently realized that I do not receive credit when I buy TWO or MORE drinks on ONE transaction, soooo-ring them up seperately. I bought 4 drinks last night, and that adds up, Starbucks needs to fix this too. I have told them of both of these concerns, and they were very nice and responsive, we shall see if it changes.
This latte was just as described, chocolate and chai mixed together. I personally did not feel that the chocolate was over powering. I thought the combo was well done. Seeing that it was a powder, actually surprised me because the taste did not lend to that at all. I thoroughly enjoyed this latte.
Made this with the concentrate at home :D it’s easier to log into the food diary on Myfitnesspal than some of my other favourite teas :D If anyone else is using myfitness pal let me know and I’ll friend you on it :D
It has been unseasonably cold lately (maybe that should be unreasonably cold). Green Tea Frappe just didn’t seem like the best idea today :( Come on spring. Someone mentioned Chocolate Chai recently so I thought why not? I kind of liked it and kind of not. It starts out heavily nutmeg/allspice? flavored then mid sip the cocoa kicks in. The two flavors don’t exactly mix but I am ok with that. The result is closer to pumpkin pie than many of the pumpkin teas I have tried. My biggest issue is this is just too sweet. This coming from the guy that sweetens everything. It is a concentrate mix so there is no adjusting that the barista can make. I used to buy a can mix at Sam’s Club called Mystic Chai that was just as sweet. I always wished it came unsweetened. Same here. Not gonna replace my frap!
Anybody know what day it is? Come on… anybody? No, that was yesterday. This is green tea frap day! Woo Hoo! A new lady behind the counter. Great multi-tasker. This is THE best GTF ever. Seriously. It was gone in just a couple minutes – didn’t even slow down for the ice headache. The green tea powder (is it really matcha or not?) was so fresh. I have them use half the normal syrup, skim milk, and no whip cream. Today this rates a 100. My son had a buy one get one for a cute little ham & cheese sandwich with dijon mustard. The bread is almost cracker like. It went perfectly with the drink. I have no idea what it cost but I’m sure it was too much to do very often.
They must put crack in the chocolate syrup at St*r$ucks. This was so much better than their normal chai latte! It’s like hot chocolate meets chai.
Hmm, maybe I should brew up chai and use it as the base for hot chocolate at home sometime. It will surely be cheaper and healthier… But I doubt it will taste better!
OK, Thursday is the anniversary of the day my wife and I met. It was a Halloween party thrown by my entire dorm floor. So in all honesty it was a kegger on one end and hairy buffalo on the other. A friend of mine stopped by after visiting his sister on campus. Seeing there was a party going on he called his sister and invited her over. She brought her roommate. As soon as I met the roommate I knew I was going to marry her. True story.
Actually that was not the end of the night. The keg ran dry right after the girls arrived so we jumped in my friends car and drove an hour to his town to go hear a local band play. Above the band was a cardboard jack-o-lantern decoration. Unintentionally the bands lights hit it and made it flash. 33 years later we still have a soft spot for flashing pumpkins.
What does that have to do with this drink? Nothing except we did our shopping today so we can enjoy our Thursday. Pretty sure it will not involve kegs or staying out long past dark. Though an hour drive is not out of the question. This is probably my last frap until spring unless we get some unseasonably warm weather.
I make this iced at home and it’s perfect in the summer :D
Ok, what am I going to drink on our Thursday shopping outing when the temp starts to plummet? I can’t stand coffee and don’t like hot tea out of a paper cup. I have a lidded ceramic cup I could use but it doesn’t cool down fast enough for me. I hate winter already and it hasn’t even gotten here yet. :)
Oh well, I’ll figure it out.
Today I had the medium size (whatever they call it) with only one pump of syrup. I think I actually prefer the desert like sweetness of two pumps (if you don’t specify they use three). Anyway, with one the matcha is more earthy and green tasting though it is not bitter as I was expecting.
Hey, look at that – green tea frap and it’s not even Thursday. :) My cold companion today as I watch more class videos.
It’s time for my morning cup of chai! I was all out of my regular chai concentrate mix, and I didn’t feel like running out to the store. I bought this chocolate chai concentrate as soon as it was released. I was super excited for it! After trying it once, I stuck it in the fridge and promptly forgot about it. Well, it’s time to drink and log it properly!
This one will not be replacing my regular chai. The chocolate is like chocolate syrup. It’s very thick and viscous and not at all like the regular chai mix. It just tastes weird and artificial to me. I feel like I’m drinking Hershey’s chocolate syrup with a kick of spice. Blech. That’s just not really my thing.
And to pour salt on the wound, this mix cost an extra $1 more than the regular chai mix. Now that may not sound like much, but it made me feel like I’m getting jipped. You can’t honestly tell me that it costs an extra $1 to add chocolate. I don’t know. Maybe I’m overreacting. But every dollar adds up over time!
This will not be a restock for me, and I think I may just pour out what’s left in the box. Since it’s premixed in liquid form, I can’t pass it along to someone who might enjoy it better. And that makes me sad. :(
I was not on Steepster yesterday. After trying to catch up this morning, it appears yesterday was, “Look a squirrel” day around here. Yeah, you know who you are. Yesterday was low humidity, temps in the mid 70’s with a gentle breeze. Drove an hour and a half to the outlet mall. Yeahm used half a tank of gas so we could save $5 on shoes. It was a nice relaxing day that started with sipping a green tea frap on the way. It has been a while since I last had this. Either I forgot to tell them to use half the syrup or they didn’t pay attention. It was pretty sweet but tasty.
OK so it is in the 50’s this morning and I get a frozen tea. Hmmmm. I’m not crazy, mom had me checked. The new guy made this. I checked the label. Yep, he used skim milk and held all the syrup. So how did he get it so creamy? Needed a little more matcha but pretty shivery good.
Umm. I didn’t like this. At all. The peachy flavour is overly chemical to me, and it was way way way too sweet.
Of course I’m having a super horrid evening, and I’m also at the airport picking up a friends brother as distraction. So. My experience might be coloured negatively.
It’s Thursday – bet you never expected me to log this one :^P Kind of almost felt normal logging on this morning. Almost more logging notes than bug updates. lol. It’s 70 beautiful degrees with low humidity here. Almost got a hot tea but there just aren’t any Tazo teas I really like but this one so…
mmm my favourite iced tea leamondae from starbucks :) Been drinking this over the week to beat the heat!
tried this the other day at starbucks since it’s new. I much prefer either just getting their peach tea drink in the bottle OR sticking with my favourite. This wasn’t bad but the green and peach didn’t seen to want to blend very well together.