Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte (Ingredients, Taste, Variations, Sizes, Copycat Recipe, Caffeine, Calories, Dairy content, and more information)

If you have discovered tea, a Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte cup is always a welcome afternoon treat. Read on to find out how you can make this 100 percent caffeine-free drink at home that will taste as good as Starbucks’.

If you are like me, you know two things about coffee: afternoon caffeine means a bad night’s sleep, and decaf sometimes does not cut it. You may have also discovered that not all teas are equal in taste and caffeination. I was almost giving up looking for a great-tasting caffeine-free option until a friend recommended the Mint Majestic Tea, and I was completely sold from the first sip. I also enjoy having it as a latte and will share a recipe that rivals Starbucks, so stick around. But first, read on for some fun facts about this tea.

Brief History of the Drink

Starbucks uses Teavana teabags to make herbal tea, including the fun favorite Mint Majesty Tea and tea latte. But did you know that before the Teavana brand was available at Starbucks, Teavana was an American company with shops across the USA, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East? As the story goes, the company was founded in 1997 by Andrew Mack and his wife and specialized in making premium loose-leaf teas, herbal infusions, and more. In 2012, Starbucks bought the entire Teavana operation to shut the shops in 2017 but keep some of the tea lines going, including the Mint Majesty tea.

Currently, only a few Teavana products are available to the public in tea bags and specialty loose-leaf teas. They are available in leading stores, including Target and Walmart.

Is Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte still available at Starbucks?

Yes, Starbucks still uses Teavana tea for some of its tea drinks, including Mint Majesty Tea. This means you can still get the latte at Starbucks stores. The barista will use Mint Majesty teabags and milk to make a cup of this tea, readily available in most stores.

Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte (Ingredients, Taste, Variations, Sizes, Caffeine, Calories, Dairy Content)

What’s in a Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte? (Ingredients)

What’s in the Mint Majesty tea latte? According to Delishably, a Starbucks barista for over ten years, tea lattes, such as this one based on the Mint Majesty tea, are made using two tea bags in a grande cup, then hot water is added until the cup is half full before the cup is filled with steamed 2% milk. The cup is topped with a bit of milk foam.

It only takes 2 ingredients to make a replica of the Mint Majesty tea latte at home, which are:

  • Mint Majesty tea: This is the basic ingredient for this beverage. You can buy the Teavana Mint Majesty teabag from a store that stocks Teavana products, such as Walmart, where I got mine, or online on eBay.
  • 2% Milk: Starbucks use different suppliers for their dairy products. You can easily source the milk from your local dairy supply or go for a pasteurized long-life version from your grocery store.

Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte: Sizes, Nutrition, Caffeine information, Dairy content, and Calories

Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte IIngredients

What Sizes Are Available

You will get four size options for tea lattes at Starbucks. The smallest is a short-size cup that holds 8 fluid ounces, and the largest is a 20-fluid-ounce venti cup. I hardly know anyone who regularly uses these two cup sizes for tea. Most people opt for the 12-ounce tall cup, while the 16-ounce grande cup is the default size. You might want to start with a tall cup and then go bigger if you like the flavor.

Nutritional Facts

Since Mint Majesty tea, the base drink, contains zero calories, all the latte’s carbs, sugar, and fat come from the 2 % milk and foam used to make it. To make a grande latte, you need about 8 fluid ounces of steamed milk, which has 100 calories. 36 of these calories are from fat, which is not necessarily bad because although the 4 grams of fat contribute significantly to the calories, this amount is far below the 65 grams of fat maximum for a person on 2,000 calories daily intake diet. Moderate amounts of saturated fats are good for your body’s cells and help absorb calcium, an element also in this drink. A small amount of cholesterol, such as that found in this drink, can also help support the functioning of hormones, among other benefits.

I liked that the milk also introduces a modest amount of sugar to the drink, which is an important energy source. This drink also had some small amounts of sodium and calcium, both important for healthy bones.

Below is a table that summarizes the forgoing nutritional facts:

 Calorie count (for 2,000 calories daily intake diet)100
Nutrient Content (Grande serving)% of Daily Value
Total fat (4g)

 

Trans Fat (0g)

Saturated fat (2g)

6%

 

10%

Total carbohydrates (9.5g)

 

Sugar (9.5g)

Dietary Fiber

3%
Proteins (6.5g)
Cholesterol (15mg)5%
Sodium (95mg)4%

Caffeine Information

Unlike teas and coffee lattes containing white, green, or black tea, which is caffeinated, this drink is a herbal tea made from mint and lemon verbena, herbs that naturally contain zero caffeine. It is an excellent afternoon drink, and if you are caffeine-intolerant, this is one of the few safe drinks you can get at Starbucks.

Dairy Content

The default milk for the Mint Majesty tea latte at Starbucks is 2% milk. 8 fluid ounces go into making a grande cup of this latte. Starbucks gets its milk and dairy products mainly from Dean Foods and Borden Dairy. You can use milk alternatives, including dairy whole and non-fat milk, or plant-based milk, including coconut, soy, and almond milk.

So, What Does Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte Taste Like?

I find the drink slightly sweet, peppery, and creamy in the mouth, but it leaves a refreshing cool warmth in the chest. This makes it a soothing drink, suitable for any weather.

Ways to customize a Mint Majesty Tea Latte at Starbucks: Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte Variations

At Starbucks, you can make so many different versions of your drink that it will never become boring. The Mint Majesty Tea Latte is no exception. For starters, you can experiment with the milk options, but be aware that non-dairy milk may change the drink’s taste. You could also try out new flavors and sweeteners or make an iced version by substituting whole milk for steamed milk and serving it with ice to make a refreshing cold beverage. It is up to you to determine the kind of drink you want and then make it.

How To Make Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte At Home – Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte Copycat Recipe

Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte

Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte Copycat Recipe

Kai Jordan

Equipment

  • Milk frother

Ingredients
  

  • 1 spearmint teabag
  • 1 peppermint teabag
  • 1 lemon verbena teabag
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 1 cup of milk

Instructions
 

  • Start by making your tea. Place the teabags in a large cup and pour over enough water to fill it slightly over halfway.
  • Let the tea steep for about 5 minutes.
  • Steam and froth the milk until it is foamy as you wait for the tea to steep.
  • Remove the tea bags, pour in the milk, and serve.

Notes

  • I got the different teabags from the local store because the Teavana Mint Majesty teabags were not easy to come by. If you use a combination of teabags, you must ensure they are 100 percent the tea you need and not mixed with other teas, such as green tea. My favorites are Purely Peppermint Tea by Yogi, FGO Spearmint Herbal Tea, and Hanan Lemon Verbena Tea. These give me a taste that closely matches Starbucks’ Teavana Mint Majesty tea.
  • I have discovered that organic teabags offer the best options and tastes.
  • You must steep herbal tea in hot water and leave the teabags for at least 5 minutes to get the best flavor. This is more time than you would spend on green or black teas.
  • If you are using loose-leaf teas, use about 2 grams—which is approximately 2 teaspoons—of tea leaves for every 8 fluid ounces—about 250 ml—of water. Bring the leaves and water to a boil in a saucepan to get the most out of the leaves.

1. Equipment needed to make Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte at home

  • Milk frother

2. Ingredients needed to make a Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte at home

  • 1 spearmint teabag
  • 1 peppermint teabag
  • 1 lemon verbena teabag
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 1 cup of milk

3. How to make Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte at home: Directions

  • Start by making your tea. Place the teabags in a large cup and pour over enough water to fill it slightly over halfway.
  • Let the tea steep for about 5 minutes.
  • Steam and froth the milk until it is foamy as you wait for the tea to steep.
  • Remove the tea bags, pour in the milk, and serve.

4.    Notes.

  • I got the different teabags from the local store because the Teavana Mint Majesty teabags were not easy to come by. If you use a combination of teabags, you must ensure they are 100 percent the tea you need and not mixed with other teas, such as green tea. My favorites are Purely Peppermint Tea by Yogi, FGO Spearmint Herbal Tea, and Hanan Lemon Verbena Tea. These give me a taste that closely matches Starbucks’ Teavana Mint Majesty tea.
  • I have discovered that organic teabags offer the best options and tastes.
  • You must steep herbal tea in hot water and leave the teabags for at least 5 minutes to get the best flavor. This is more time than you would spend on green or black teas.
  • If you are using loose-leaf teas, use about 2 grams—which is approximately 2 teaspoons—of tea leaves for every 8 fluid ounces—about 250 ml—of water. Bring the leaves and water to a boil in a saucepan to get the most out of the leaves.

Informative Section

How do you order a Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte?

Ask the barista for a grande Mint Majesty tea, no water, and half-warmed milk. To order through the Starbucks app, select the Grande Mint Majesty tea and customize it by adding milk.

How much is the Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte?

The cost of the Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte will depend on the cup size. A short cup will cost you $4.15, a tall cup is $4.25, a grande cup is $4.75, and a venti cup will set you back $4.95.

Is Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte any good?

Yes, the Starbucks Mint Majesty Tea Latte tastes good and is a healthy beverage you can regularly have.

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