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Starbucks London Fog tea latte, anyone try it?

masha bousha Mar 17, 2009 10:27 AM


I just heard about the London Fog tea latte at Starbucks (in NY magazine of all places) and I was wondering if anyone tried it. I'm not a coffee drinker and I love English Breakfast (simple) tea like PG tips with just milk. I also dig the occasional (not Green Tea flavored) Chai Latte from Starbucks.

If anyone's tried this one...please do post cause I trust in the Chowhound!


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    kcchan RE: masha bousha Mar 17, 2009 10:51 AM

    I tried it, and I thought it was absolutely undrinkable. I love Earl Grey, but the bergamot in the latte was simply overwhelming, and the whole drink was far too sweet for my tastes.

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      masha bousha RE: kcchan Mar 17, 2009 03:51 PM

      eww. Thanks. I'm so glad I asked and saved my tongue and a couple of bucks.

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        Cathy RE: masha bousha Mar 17, 2009 05:05 PM

        I asked and it has vanilla syrup in it. I said I wanted no sweetener, so got some strong tea with steamed milk. It was how tea time is in London.

        Try it for yourself and if you do not like it, they will give you something else. That's what Starbucks does. They want you to be happy.

        Everyone has different tastes and I am sure they test marketed it before setting it out nationwide. Everyplace does. One person's opinion should not sway you either way. Decide for yourself.

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          ccbweb RE: Cathy Mar 21, 2009 10:31 AM

          Why would it make a difference if they test marketed it before selling the drink in their stores?

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            Cathy RE: ccbweb Mar 21, 2009 11:43 AM

            Because they do not sell random stuff and flavors nationwide. *Somebody* had to like it over other items. (Most likely people who like vanilla syrup.)

            As I said, the tea and milk are a nice flavor combination. I thought the vanilla syrup would be too much. Obviously it was for the people who decided to respond here.

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      grouper RE: masha bousha Mar 17, 2009 05:15 PM

      Masha, like you I don't drink coffee. I drink Ty-Phoo or Scottish Blend tea with milk and LOVE Starbucks Chai Tea,,,have one daily. Tried the London Fog as I had a free coupon and I did not like it at all and threw it out. Had a funny taste that I couldn't get past.

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        masha bousha RE: grouper Mar 19, 2009 09:24 AM

        I felt the same way about the Green Tea Latte. Gross. The chai for some reason, I can handle the sweetness. I've actually bought powdered Oregon Chai online and can make cups of it at home now and aside from their not being steamed milk in it, it tastes just like Starbucks.
        I just can't handle sugary non-Chai tea.

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        jujuthomas RE: masha bousha Mar 18, 2009 12:30 PM

        my best friend disliked it - and she is very adventerous - tries anything new there.

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          Foonbubby RE: masha bousha Nov 10, 2009 07:15 AM

          If you like tea, try a variety called Pu'erh. It is the best tea coming out of China, from trees 100s of years old.

          Hard to find though in stores. I buy it from Andao tea or on Ebay.

          1. im_nomad RE: masha bousha Nov 11, 2009 06:43 AM

            count me in the minority, but I really like these.

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