Does Starbucks have white tea? (What’s in Starbucks white tea? + more information)

Starbucks is well-known for offering a diverse selection of beverages, including several tea options. If you’re looking for a tea with numerous health benefits, you might be wondering, “Does Starbucks Have White Tea?”

No, it does not. Starbucks no longer offers white tea but encourages customers to order black or green tea instead. The white, green, and black teas are meant for health-conscious customers who want to have a drink that will aid the body in flushing out disease-causing substances. I got to know this a couple of months ago when I was learning about the benefits of tea. I tried to order a white tea, but the barista suggested I order a black one instead. So, if you are looking for a health-boosting drink, you can order from the Starbucks hot or iced black tea menu, which also caters to a variety of tastes.

What’s in Starbucks white tea?

Starbucks used Teavana Youthberry white tea, which contains apple pieces, candied pineapple, artificial flavorings, citric acid, mango, hibiscus flowers, red currant, rose petals, rose hips, sugar, and white tea. Starbucks’ white tea flavors included peach, guava, and lemonade. That white tea was listed as the last ingredient is worth noting, as an ingredient listed last means it is the least predominant in a product. In terms of nutrition, the Starbucks Teavana Youthberry White Tea had 45 calories, 11 grams of sugar, and 20–20 mg of caffeine for a 16 fl. oz grande cup.

Is white tea still at Starbucks?

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No, white tea is no longer available on the Starbucks menu, so you can’t order it on the app or at the physical store. It is not unusual for a company to discontinue a product for different reasons, including supply shortages and for commercial reasons. From the available information, white tea was phased out over the third quarter of 2020 because there was low demand for it. Currently, black tea is deemed a suitable substitute, even with 40 mg of caffeine, which is twice as much as white tea. The white, green, and black teas all have white tea from the Camellia sinensis plant. Different processing procedures give each its unique aroma and flavor. White tea was the least processed and therefore deemed to have the most antioxidants.

Is white tea coming back to Starbucks?

Starbucks has not made any announcement concerning white tea coming back, so we can only speculate about it. This is not strange for a company that typically only releases information close to product launch dates. As such, we are likely to know about its comeback- if it will ever return- no earlier than when we see it at their shop locations.

Does Starbucks have hot white tea?

No, Starbucks does not have hot white tea. Starbucks does not currently carry any kind of white tea. Before white tea was discontinued, it was only ever served as iced white tea.

How to order a white tea at Starbucks

Order as you would any other cold tea. Start by selecting a cup size. Then let the barista know the base tea. Next, select a juice or lemonade, or for an iced latte, let the server know what milk you want. After that, ask for your flavoring syrup or sweetener. Lastly, add some fruit inclusions. You can do this at a physical store or by using the Starbucks app to order ahead and for deliveries. Juice options are guava, peach, or apple. For milk, you can choose dairy or non-dairy. Dairy options include non-fat, 2% milk, whole milk, Breve, or heavy cream. Non-dairy milk options include almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, or soy milk. The selection for flavoring includes liquid sweeteners such as liquid cane sugar, honey blend, or classic syrup. Flavored syrups include brown sugar, vanilla, and hazelnut, while sweeteners include honey, Splenda, stevia, or sugar. Note that there are no extra charges for flavorings on cold drinks.

Final Thoughts 

The beauty of Starbucks is that even when they discontinue an item on their menu, you can always get a suitable alternative on the menu. The alternative can be a regular menu item, or you can craft one to meet your taste or specific needs.

FAQ Section

Is Starbucks white tea healthy?

Yes, it is. It has antioxidants, catechins, and polyphenols that aid the body in flushing out toxins and other harmful materials that cause diseases. It has the same health benefits as black or green tea, only that the concentration of antioxidants in white tea is higher.

What is an iced white tea at Starbucks?

A Starbucks iced white tea contains water, a white tea blend, ice, and liquid cane sugar. The white tea blend consists of apple pieces, candied pineapple, artificial flavoring, citric acid, mango, hibiscus flowers, red currant, rose petals, rose hips, sugar, and white tea. The liquid cane sugar consists of water, cane sugar, Turbinado cane sugar, and a natural flavor and is preserved with citric acid and potassium sorbate.


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