The holiday drinks have gone away. And new, light spring drinks are coming in. Starbucks is now offering the Citrus Green Tea Latte and the Smoked Butterscotch Latte.
I have always loved the green tea Frappuccino and the matcha lattes that Starbucks offers. And I was really excited when Starbucks acquired Teavana and subsequently their high quality matcha powder.
And now they’ve come out with the Citrus Green Tea Latte.
This drink is the classic green tea latte with a new twist. A grande is made with three scoops of matcha powder and steamed milk sweetened with their new citrus mint syrup. The drink has a really wonderful aroma of citrus that is really relaxing. And the new syrup adds layers of flavor that complement the taste of the matcha. However, the flavor of citrus mixed with milk can be jarring for people who are not used to it.
I find this drink to be enjoyable and something I would definitely have on occasion as an afternoon pick me up.
I would recommend experimenting with the citrus mint syrup adding it as a sweetener to other tea based drinks. It goes wonderfully with earl grey tea to make a London Fog and also with black tea to make an iced lemon tea.