As is probably not too difficult to discern from the few times I’ve mentioned them, I am not a huge fan of Starbucks, and yet, here I am giving them my money in exchange for tasty drinks! Inconsistent, you say? Well yes. Willingness to bend/selectively forget my “principles” in the pursuit of curiosity is just ONE of my many attractive character traits! Others include: tendency toward snark, tendency toward whining, the inability to say “fantastic” without sounding sarcastic, AND passive aggressiveness!
Anyway, I saw this when I accompanied a friend in pursuit of a matcha latte to starbucks today and decided to give it a go. I really like the taste of yuzu, it is so refreshing and so lightly sweet, yum! And that is basically what the drink tasted like, the light citrusy taste of yuzu, not very sweet at all, very lightly sour and just a hint of the underlying green tea at the end. In fact, I’d say there wasn’t enough of a green tea taste to it – it could have used more presence. Still it was a great drink for the half hour walk home in the summer heat.