Anyone who knows me knows I’m a sugar fiend. The sweeter, the better, I usually say. But this drink is just nasty. I can’t detect anything remotely green tea-like in it!
16oz, soy, no whipped cream.
Oh, yum. Oh, calories, Oh, not so bad calorie-wise without the whipped cream. Must ask if there’s sugar syrup in here and get it without next time — but mondo refreshing. I love matcha blended with soy milk, and this cold blend goes down nice and smoooooth. Sure, straight-up matcha is better, but got a milk-shakey type drink, this is great.
had it with 2 shots of syrup instead of the standard 3 ( I asked the barista how much they usually put in). She also confirmed that it’s plain syprup, not the melon, which is discontinued. I also got whipped cream b/c I like the texture it adds, but did cut down the amount. Shouldn’t have gotten the grande… maybe too much sugar? An hour later I have a stomach ache. Next time I’ll ask for only one shot. Or better yet, I’ll get real tea… This choice seemed like an indulgence at the time, but now seems more like masochism.
Firstly, I should say we don’t have a Starbucks where I live. The closest one used to be about an hour and 15 minutes away. We used to make an event of going to the mall when we were in high school. We referred to it as ‘going off the mountain’. One of the fun things about going off the mountain is shopping. One of the other fun things is Starbucks and Krispy Kreme. (If you don’t live in the south and are addicted to Dunkin’ Donuts, I feel for you. I used to be like you. Then I learned better.) Now I only go to Starbucks if I drive almost two hours away to a slightly-near bigger city. So basically, I don’t get to drink frappes very often.
Anyway. I usually get a coffee frappe with an extra shot of espresso, a pump of caramel and a pump of vanilla with non-fat whipped topping. Last time I made the long trip to the closest bigger city, I got a green tea frappe because I didn’t want the coffee (it gets to my stomach if I drink it a lot), but I couldn’t go to a city without going to a Starbucks. It happens to you if you live in BFE.
So this frappe. It was actually really good. It didn’t taste even remotely like any green tea I’ve ever had, but it did taste a LOT like the green tea ice cream I get at the sushi bar in town. Almost like a green tea ice cream milkshake. I don’t know what kind of green tea they use to make it, but if I did I’d make it at home with my magic bullet, man. It’s super refreshing and definitely great to re-engerize you after a couple hours wandering around a giant mall.
I’m probably going to get this next time I get to hit up a Starbucks. And I’m going to talk to the guy who runs the local coffee place to see if he can recreate it.
It’s 95 degrees and muggy in downtown Washington, DC. My coworker was making a Starbucks run so I handed her a fiver and asked for one of these bad boys. I’d never had it before but I was intrigued.
Grande made with soy milk and with whipped cream. YUM. Definitely a fan. The matcha is strong and comes right on through in the flavor. I love it.
(Also, I’m quite amused this drink is on Steepster. I just looked it up on a whim and there it is! Glad it is though.)
My guilty pleasure and it has been for years. I always order a venti with no whipped cream. I would’ve given it a perfect score if it was healthy, but it isn’t. Definitely not an every day drink but it’s divine for a once in a while treat. It’s also an acquired taste, so I understand the mixed reviews. Sometimes the barista puts too much of that powder in it and it has a chalky texture, but other than that I have no complaints. Now I’m craving one!