It’s Tuesday! Do you know what that means? … no? Well hold onto your butts boys and girls, because I am here to kick off a new segment that I would like to call Tea Time Tuesdays. It’s quite exciting!
I would consider myself relatively new to the “tea scene”, I still only have a few types that I stick to for the most part. Luckily for me (and for all of you lovely readers out there) the world is filled with different types of tea. Or even just different ways to drink each type of tea. That is what I am going to look into in each of these blog posts. Each entry could range from a different type of tea each week, exploring different tea flavors within the same brand, or different ways to prepare and enjoy certain types of tea.
Without further ado, let me introduce –
– the Green Tea Frappuccino from Starbucks!
I am sure the tea purists of the world would smack me across the face for this one. This is just a variation of the original idea of green tea, but I love the fact that it exists! I think iced green tea might taste yucky, and I also like that Starbucks has a few items on their drink menu that aren’t coffee related. It is a nice, light alternative.
NOTE: I am realizing now that Jennifer posted her own Green Tea Latté review … but I’m my own person and I didn’t make this drink! Meow!!
The flavor starts out sweet, but not over-powering. Once it goes down your throat there is a very slight bitterness to it, very much like green tea itself. I find this drink to be especially refreshing on a warm day during the Spring or Summertime. It’s more of a “green tea shake”, but I’ll take what I can get.
I am also aware of the fact that the main ingredient in most green tea lattés (or frappuccino in this case) is matcha. Matcha is a finely powdered green tea. However, it is not the same thing as regular green tea powder. I believe that this is because it is just a higher quality, but also because the amount of antioxidants you get from it are much greater than regular green tea. With matcha powder the whole tea leaf is ground and being ingested, while green tea and green tea powders just come from the leaves being steeped or processed.
One of the things that Starbucks is known for is their strong coffee and the buzz it’ll give you, but I think there’s a lot to say about something that has such a subtle and soothing taste. If I am having a bad day and am in a Starbucks this drink always helps my mood a little bit. You can also get it as a hot or iced latté, the flavor isn’t different so there is no real reason for me to do a review of those ones…I mean, unless you guys really want to know!
Until next Tuesday!