I enjoy a good tea latte and Starbucks is introducing 3 new Teavana Tea Lattes available in black, matcha and rooibos tea starting today.
For three years, a group of tea experts in Seattle have been hard at work crafting the ultimate tea latte, and Canadians will be the first in the world to get a sip. The reason being Canadians are pretty hard-core tea drinkers, the average tea drinker has 11 different varieties in their kitchen cupboards – according to market research firm Euromonitor International. This is attributed to emigration from countries with strong tea-drinking cultures like China, India, the Middle East, and Russia.
The powdered leaves are blended with steamed whole milk and sweetened with cane sugar. As the teas are finely ground instead of brewed in a bag, you get a stronger taste. It’s not gritty at all and is quite smooth. You can even customize any tea base with layers with soft rose, rhubarb and strawberry notes, and a rosy sugar sprinkle.
The new Teavana Tea Latte flavours are:
- Black Tea
The tea is sourced from India, Kenya, & Sri Lanka. When you take a first sip, the flavour is bold and rich with a malty and sweet notes.
- Matcha tea
The tea is sourced from Japan, China, and Korea. This new blend features subtle floral notes and a rich vegetal taste, with a sweet lingering finish. A classic.
- Rooibos Tea
This is sourced from South Africa, this naturally caffeine-free herbal tea features a vanilla, nutty, honey-like aroma, with hints of caramel and malt for a slight sweetness. It pairs particularly well with the new Blossoming Rose option, which had soft rose, rhubarb and strawberry notes, and a rosy sugar sprinkle. One of my favourites of the 3.
The new Teavana Tea Lattes are available at participating Starbucks stores across Canada starting now. Each drink is customizable depending on dairy and sweetener preferences.
From March 2-5th at 3-6pm participating Starbucks stores will be giving 50% off the Teavana Tea Lattes.