Starbucks is releasing a new range of Teavana Tea Lattes just in time for spring.
Launching today, Starbucks has added three new drinks to its menu.
This tea is caffeine-free, and features a combination of Red Apple syrup and Apple Blossom dust, creating a slightly sweeter and fruitier version of the Rooibos Tea Latte.
According to Starbucks, the ‘seasonal apple flavour is enhanced by freeze-dried apples, sprinkled on top of the latte as ‘Red Apple dust’– creating the perfect drink for a spring-time Instagram photo’.
All of the lattes are made with microground tea – a way of extracting flavour from tea leaves. They’re then blended with milk.
Served pure, the Rooibos Tea Latte and Matcha Tea Latte contain no added sugar, and can also be personalised by choosing dairy alternatives such as almond, soy, coconut or oat milk.
Starbucks tea category manager, Charlotta Oldham says: ‘At Starbucks, we are committed to innovation and creating new, delicious drinks for our customers. Our new Teavana Tea Lattes are a new way of extracting flavour from tea leaves, where the tea leaves are ground into a very fine powder and then blended with steamed milk – a recipe only possible thanks to the experience and craftsmanship of our baristas.’
From tomorrow until 25 April, tea lovers can enjoy four Starbucks Tea Lattes and receive a fifth one for free, thanks to a Tea Latte stamp card.
Starbucks will also be hosting ‘Tea Tuesday’ on 6 March 2018, where customers can enjoy a tall Tea Latte for free in store between 3 and 6pm.
First, is the Rooibos Tea Latte
Sourced from South Africa, the Rooibos blend is a ‘naturally caffeine-free herbal tea, featuring a vanilla, honey-like aroma, with hints of caramel and malt for added sweetness. This Tea Latte is served pure, and contains no added sugar.
Next is the Matcha Tea Latte
This latte is made from three blends of matcha from Japan, China and Korea. It has subtle floral notes and a rich natural taste, with a sweet aftertaste. This latte is made using pure matcha blend, and can be served over ice, or with almond milk as a dairy alternative.