I love my green tea; in fact, I love it so much that I named my cat green. I skipped the tea not to seem too obvious. Green tea is full of energy and amino acids. Whenever I start my morning with green tea, I feel more energized and alert than with coffee. With a little less caffeine than coffee and L-theanine amino acid, your brain is going to thank you in the long run. If you are tired of the Starbucks morning coffee monotony and would like to explore the tea world, you are in the right place. Here, I am going to tell you all about Starbucks’ green tea alternatives.
10 Starbucks Green Tea Alternatives
Starbucks has an expansive green tea selection on its menu. The items include Honey citrus Mint tea, Matcha Green tea Latte, Starbucks emperor’s Cloud &Mist, Iced peach Green Tea, Skinny Mint Tea, Iced Green tea Lemonade, Zen Refresher, Honey Passion Cold buster Tea, Organic Green Tea, and Honey Green Tea Frappuccino.
All these green tea options are either served hot or cold and they are awaiting you at Starbucks.
Honey Citrus Mint Tea
This delightful combination is made from a mixture of water, green tea, spearmint, Lemon Verbena, Lemon grass, lemonade, honey, citric acid, and apple and pineapple pieces. I’ll have you know that all the mentioned ingredients are organic. This drink contains caloric content of 130, has no fat, 32g of carbs, and 16mg of caffeine.
This energy pack is ideal for any morning and all the benefits that come with mint and green tea. Honey is the best natural antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, and immune booster. I’m sure you have heard of the name medicine ball somewhere. This is the famous medicine ball.
This blend is made hot and then poured on ice cubes, a method that gives you full control of how long the tea sits on the ice cubes. If you want an intense taste, don’t let the tea on the ice for too long. For a toned-down taste, let the tea sit on the ice for some time.
Matcha Green Tea Latte
This drink can be served hot or iced. Matcha is an intense green tea powder. The process of grinding the tea leaves into a powder makes the matcha a powerful antioxidant. The earthy taste in this drink is made by mixing matcha with steamed milk. The milk choice is all on you. You can ask the barista to make your drink with almond milk, oat milk, or soy milk. For the iced matcha green tea, the preparation is similar to the hot drink, but it is poured over ice cubes. This drink is so sweet and creamy. A Grande gives you 240 calories, 32g of sugar, and 7g of fat.
Emperor’s Cloud &Mist
Starbucks’ Teavana emperor and mist is smoky and softly sweet. The name is derived from its place of origin in China. The area where it grows is covered in clouds and mist, hence the name. Starbucks gets it from the source and boasts of the perfect altitude of 3500 feet and attributes its wonderful taste to this growing environment.
This drink is very structured in its flavor. It is earthy with a mix of sweet roasted artichokes and pecans. This is where it all gets exciting; it has zero calories, zero fat, and zero sugar unless you add some. A Grande serving gives you 16mg of caffeine.
Iced peach Green Tea
This is one boldly flavored drink. With only 60 calories, this is the perfect drink for a healthy morning. It is made with a peach-flavored fruit juice blend, Teavana iced green tea, and hand-shaken with ice for the perfect blend. It has a sugar content of 12g and no fat making it a healthy choice. At Starbucks, you can customize it to your liking. For example, you can choose to add toppings such as cold foam and sweeteners like sugar, honey, or stevia.
Iced Green Tea Lemonade
This is your normal lemonade with a tea twist. The Starbucks version is made with Teavana green tea, lemonade, and ice. A Grande serving gives you 12.3g of carbs, 12.3 sugar, and 1 mg of caffeine. Its low caffeine makes it the perfect alternative to coffee. If you want to customize, Starbucks has all the right options for you. You can add sweeteners and toppings as you desire. The green tea and lemon content are strong antioxidants and protect your body from cell damage. As you brighten your morning, you will also be exploding in health.
Skinny Mint tea
The word skinny in this context has nothing to do with the size of the drink. It simply means that it’s made using non-fat ingredients. With that out of the way, let’s see what this drink is all about. This drink is on the secret menu. You will not get it directly from the menu. Ask the barista for a green tea Frappuccino with peppermint syrup, and voila! You have your skinny mint tea. Ask the barista to use non-fat milk or soy milk. It is sweet as it is, but there is no harm in adding sweeteners like honey.
This drink is made with, lemonade, matcha powder, and lime juice. The balance of lemon and matcha gives it a sweet refreshing taste. If you intend to have an intense day, this is your power-packed refresher for your morning. I can guarantee you a day full of energy. Just like other green tea drinks, you can customize the taste by adding sweeteners.
Honey Passion Cold buster Tea
This version of green tea is made with chamomile, rose petals, green tea, and lavender. This is what you need after a long day. The floral flavors will turn your fatigue into a burst of energy. At Starbucks, the drink is made with passion tango tea, emperor’s cloud and mist, half steamed lemonade, and half boiling water. It is then sweetened with honey to complete the taste. The reason it’s called a cold buster is its ability to soothe sore throats and clears up sinuses. It’s time to burst that cold with the Starbucks cold buster.
Honey Green Tea Frappuccino
This fun drink contains caramel, matcha powder, and chocolate. It has honey for extra sweetness. It is then double blended to ensure proper mixing of honey. If you are not a sweet tooth, you only need to skip the honey and have it as it is. This way, you get your bittersweet matcha taste. All the name ingredients are powerful antioxidants and immune-boosters.
Organic Green Tea
This is the simplest version of green tea drinks. It is made with green tea and hot water. However, you can twist by adding syrup or milk. What I do know is that people who order this drink only want the drink in its purest form.
There you have it; a complete list of all Starbucks green tea drinks. The next time you are looking to hydrate with something healthy, why don’t you go to your nearest Starbucks and get any of the above-mentioned drinks? The wide range of green tea drinks will give you all the choices that you need.
Kai Jordan worked as a Certified Nutrition Specialist and now a food critic whose main objective is to provide consumers with as much information as they need to make the right choices concerning foods and drinks. Jordan is passionate about helping the public reach their health-related goals but also keen on reviewing foods and drinks offered by some of the famous restaurants the likes of Starbucks.
Kai has therefore created well-researched and comprehensive excerpts regarding the services and products offered by the giant restaurant chain. And which can be retrieved from Starbmag.com, apart from talking writing, and dealing with food Kai loves also to Kayak.