starbucks green tea latte is really gross
It's not even like I had high (or any) expectation for this. And I was craving some tea latte kind of thing and Starbucks was right there, and I haven't been there in a long time, so I thought maybe I'll try something new....
It was really bad. First of all it wasn't even from tea leaf or tea dust, but some kind of powdered substance that has the split pea soup color. I knew I was in trouble when I saw that. And then it doesn't even taste remotely like green tea, just a weird chemical taste that's a bit drying and hard to describe.
Avoid at all cost.
I haven't tried that, looks too weird and scary to me. The chai lattes aren't bad next time you are craving tea at Starbucks.
The powdered substance you are speaking of is called matcha -- REAL green tea, the kind they use in Japanese tea ceremonies.
Unfortunately, Starbucks's matcha is premixed with sugar. There is more sugar in the mix than matcha. Which is sad. Then they add melon syrup, which really isn't necessary.
So yeah, their green tea latte is gross. But don't knock the matcha.
Matcha Tea – A Nutritious Beverage
High in Fiber
Zero on the Glycemic Index - will not raise insulin levels
Rich in Antioxidants and Chlorophyll
Right off the package of Starbucks Matcha product.
I drink it with non-fat milk sugar free vanilla (no melon) and it's only 120 calories. It's healthier than mochas with coffee, whip topping, sugar syrups that is ick! Green tea lattes are so good and it's an acquired taste....If you are use to coffe tasting things with tones of garbage then the green tea isn't for you.
I didn't say matcha tea is bad, but rather, the starbucks version is awful.
I've had matcha flavored tea in other places, and some of them I liked.
But Starbucks definitely put too much sugar and other things in their version.
The Chinese supermarkets sell better tasting instant packages...I think Mr. Brown or something is the name?
Anyways, you shouldn't make a broad generalizations like the last statement when you clearly misinterpreted the initial post.
I had one this past summer & I almost vomited. I'm not a picky eater, but this was plain ol gross. I guess it serves me right for ordering an expensive bastardized version of green tea.