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Really don’t like this tea very much. I had it a few times, the last time was while blogging on my website (plug: http://www.treasuredmessage.com). The tea was still blah, like the previous times, so the blogging session was just…blah. Try another tea! ;)

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Have you been to Starbucks lately…because I have.

So this one is Tim Hortons Peach Drink meets latte. The penultimate Canadian beverage, after anything maple that is.

http://starbucksmelody.com/2015/02/22/blossoming-peach/

So this is a new Starbucks drink, only in Canada apparently. It is delicious. I did not realize at the time but it is basically an earl grey latte with peach syrup added. I didn’t even realize it was an earl grey. Mine didn’t come with whip and a candied peach topping but whatevs, it was so super delicious. My new fav.

Jillian

OMG that sounds delish, I’ll have to stop by Starbucks after work and try one.

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70

We were out and about this afternoon running errands and getting our taxes done (hello tea money because of the refund ok some of the refund). While the mister shopped for a Pnadora charm for his mom I slipped over to Starbucks for what I thought would be a coffee, but green tea latte came out of my mouth instead. I haven’t had one in ages and this hit the spot on the ride home. Really vegetal taste to it, which I like. But I think they overdid it on the syrup.

Flavors: Spinach, Vegetal

Preparation
12 OZ / 354 ML

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23
drank China Green Tips by Starbucks
12 tasting notes

Awful. Couldn’t even finish my cup. Strange vegetable flavor, like overcooked collard greens.

Flavors: Vegetal

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75

Had this yesterday after work with a pump of mocha syrup. While no drink at Starbucks really has me hooked, I’ll go for this from time to time. Definitely enjoyed it and would have again.

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I was talked into this one by my wife and son. They loved it. Me not so much. I could not taste tea at all. The mint didn’t jump out but that was fine with me. The lemonade was the strongest flavor and it is tart. To me the other ingredients just reinforce the tart and it comes off as almost hibiscus like. Makes sense though as my wife likes hibiscus flavored herbals. Not for me.

Cheri

It sounds like it could be so good.

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drank Earl Grey by Starbucks
1521 tasting notes

I think I normally review this as TAZO. O well. We were out and about, wife needed coffee and I needed Earl Grey. I asked for this iced. I forgot what they were about to do to my tea so I had to add 1 Splenda. You people that hate bergamot – never order EG at Starbucks. Based on my experience (every time because I always forget) I would hate bergamot too. First off they steep it for 5 minutes. That is just too long. I always forget to tell them 3 minutes – tops. Just like their coffee it smells strong enough to melt your face. Plus all the ice is melted. If they can fix a frappuccino why can’t they fix iced tea? I should have asked for a glass of ice. I didn’t so this is my own fault. It is very bitter – face puckeringly so – and the bergamot that should be wonderfully refreshing is overwhelming my senses. I’m typing my complaining out so maybe, just maybe, I’ll remember next time and explain too them how to prepare it correctly.

Cheri

Sounds just awful.

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78
drank English Breakfast by Starbucks
25 tasting notes

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78
drank English Breakfast by Starbucks
25 tasting notes

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I’m soo bad, I’ve had four of these THIS WEEK already. Always 2X the matcha and without the whipped cream, but still creamy and sugary and yummy as the weather is warming up. 2x the stars for the holiday weekend doesn’t hurt either. =D

I was in the store today and they have a special edition cold cup. _. I have a slight problem with cups, I can’t stop buying them! At least it meant my drink was free with the purchase of a cup. ($13 cup- $5 frappe… = $8 cup?). Normally I wait until seasonal clearance for new cups but it was THERE and it’s PRETTY. lol. I probably should just buy some matcha powder and start attempting them at home. $5/16oz cup still feels heavy on the wallet, although I wonder how fast I’ll run through the matcha @6tsp/16oz frappe or 8tsp/24oz and if the tradeoff is worth the money. Or if that is even the right proportion.

Preparation
6 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
carol who I don’t use that much matcha in my drink. I use only 1 tsp per 8 oz. milk substitute. I don’t know what others use. I then add some sweetener/flavoring. Right now a hazelnut stevia is my fav. Yum yum! I know others have all sorts of ways to make it.
Flyawaybirdie

Hehe, thanks for your recipe. I think it’ll take me some time to see how I like it, but I just ordered some off Zen Tea while it’s on sale. I have a vague idea of how Sbux makes it, but there are soo many ways to enjoy matcha, I’m going to enjoy experimenting.
Is there a reason why you use stevia? I rarely sweeten my tea but I’ve noticed stevia being popular around here. I’m still using white sugar. =)

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75

you have no idea how many iced green tea lattes I’ve had in the past week okay
this is probably my favourite way of having this drink

tall iced soy green tea latte. Unsweetened, light ice.

sherapop

That’s how I order it, too! ;-)

sherapop

Well, except that I get venti. lol

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75

Going into my second day of training at Disney today! Totally forgot that there’s no traffic on a Saturday morning so I arrived i Anaheim like an hour and a half early… But it’s okay! I decided to pass by Starbucks so I can get energy today :)

This guy made it *okay. It did get a bit bitter so it’s just an okay cuppa

VariaTEA

Yay for Disney training! That sounds so exciting :)

jump62359

It was a 7 hour day and 4 hours of it was spent at the park. We walked through all the different lands that made up California Adventure, and spent half an hour in each land talking about its history and how it linked to Walt’s life.
It was pretty much an 8 hour history lesson on Disney! It was great, but oh my gosh walking around the park in full business clothing in the 85 degree heat. I’m exhausted!

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75

This tea is decent? Prepared in Starbucks, tall, no modifications whatsoever.
It tastes very much like matcha, but not how I like my matcha. I think I’ll just stick to my coffees with Starbucks, no more tea.

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The Starbucks Frappuccinos are generally too sweet for my liking, so I always tweak the recipe when I place the order. (Yes, I am one of THOSE customers…). Today’s recipe went like this:

Venti green tea Frappuccino, soymilk, light ice, no syrup.

It was good. I accepted the whipped cream on top, which is not—as some might smirk—really a contradiction since I select soymilk not because I am totally lactose intolerant, but because milk makes me drowsy. Ever since my sister informed me that the whipped cream is prepared fresh to order, I have rarely been able to decline!

All in all, today’s recipe was pretty good. To be honest, I do not consider this green tea Frappuccino to be so much a glass of tea as a frozen green confection. I often request extra matcha, but the first time I did that, I was unaware that they use a sweetened matcha powder, not straight-up matcha. This meant that I completely cancelled out my reduction of syrup by amping up the matcha. Now I know that each scoop of matcha contains 25 calories = pretty much sugar calories… Needless to say, doubling the matcha in one of these beverages is going to significantly increase the calories and sweetness as well!

Since I ordered my green shake so late in the day, I did not request any extra matcha whatsoever. Hoping to get some sleep tonight!

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74
drank Earl Grey by Starbucks
242 tasting notes

I’m not a big fan of Earl Grey on its own, but ordered this with a shot of hazelnut syrup and it was nice! Kind of tasted like marshmallow.

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, MY UK TELEVISION DEBUT IS CURRENTLY AIRING and you can also see it on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HAYf_QJw2g

You can see my fat face from about 6 seconds in on the right. Lordy.

Memily

OMG EXCITING

keychange

omg! how exciting! I wish you were talking in it!

TheTeaFairy

Oh! You’re a star :-)

Sami Kelsh

Oh geez, I’m blushing!

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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
302 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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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 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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