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Had a Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte at Starbucks tonight. It was pretty tasty. I told them to leave out the sugar syrup that they usually add. So it was just the tea and steamed milk. Think next time I’ll just go with the tea because the milk muddles the flavor a bit I think- and they charge extra just to put steamed milk in there!

Cofftea

I never understood why they give you real tea bags in the vanilla rooibos and black tea lattes, but look at you like you have 17 heads when you ask for them in a chai or green tea latte.

rabbysmom

I didn’t know about the green tea lattes- that sounds good!

Cofftea

Make them at home w/ real matcha- they’re so much better. Their green tea “powder” or “mix” or whatever they call it is probably the lowest grade matcha w/ a bunch of fillers and they automatically put classic syrup in it if you don’t specify otherwise. If you make them at home you can control the quality of ingredients and exactly what those ingredients are.

Andrea in New Mexico

I don’t like the matcha lattes at Starbucks, but I will admit that their green tea frappucinos were not only an addiction but my introduction to matcha. I drank them almost every day during my pregnancy, and it got to the point where they’d start making it when they saw me waddling my big baby-belly through the door. Cofftea’s right about the syrup, though, and what I order (still, though not nearly as frequently!) is this: Venti green tea frappucino, no syrup, no whipped cream, and TRIPLE THE MATCHA POWDER. Yep. 12 scoops in a venti.

(We all joked that the baby was going to be born green, I drank so much of this.)

Cofftea

That’s a lot of caffeine…

Andrea in New Mexico

It was, and while it didn’t seem to ultimately have any ill effect on the baby or on me, I’m doing things a little differently this time. My big preggo months with him were all int he summer and fall, which is still really warm here, so it was like an ice cream milkshake every day!

Cofftea

Oh I bet! That’s where decaf white iced tea (or regular just not using the 1st infusion) would come in really handy! I wish I would have known that white tea lowers body temp when I was in Tucson in June of ’08.

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Cofftea

I never understood why they give you real tea bags in the vanilla rooibos and black tea lattes, but look at you like you have 17 heads when you ask for them in a chai or green tea latte.

rabbysmom

I didn’t know about the green tea lattes- that sounds good!

Cofftea

Make them at home w/ real matcha- they’re so much better. Their green tea “powder” or “mix” or whatever they call it is probably the lowest grade matcha w/ a bunch of fillers and they automatically put classic syrup in it if you don’t specify otherwise. If you make them at home you can control the quality of ingredients and exactly what those ingredients are.

Andrea in New Mexico

I don’t like the matcha lattes at Starbucks, but I will admit that their green tea frappucinos were not only an addiction but my introduction to matcha. I drank them almost every day during my pregnancy, and it got to the point where they’d start making it when they saw me waddling my big baby-belly through the door. Cofftea’s right about the syrup, though, and what I order (still, though not nearly as frequently!) is this: Venti green tea frappucino, no syrup, no whipped cream, and TRIPLE THE MATCHA POWDER. Yep. 12 scoops in a venti.

(We all joked that the baby was going to be born green, I drank so much of this.)

Cofftea

That’s a lot of caffeine…

Andrea in New Mexico

It was, and while it didn’t seem to ultimately have any ill effect on the baby or on me, I’m doing things a little differently this time. My big preggo months with him were all int he summer and fall, which is still really warm here, so it was like an ice cream milkshake every day!

Cofftea

Oh I bet! That’s where decaf white iced tea (or regular just not using the 1st infusion) would come in really handy! I wish I would have known that white tea lowers body temp when I was in Tucson in June of ’08.

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