Starbucks secret menu: passion cold buster tea (taste, ingredients, caffeine, calories, copycat recipe & more information)

The Starbucks passion cold buster is known for clearing up sinuses and soothing sore throats. If you have never tried this drink but it’s on your bucket list, read on to learn more about it.

I knew about the passion cold buster tea offered at Starbucks during the last winter season. My friend, who is a barista at Starbucks, is the one who introduced me to this drink. On the day I came to discover the passion cold buster tea, he visited me since I had told him I was not feeling well. He brought me the Starbucks passion cold buster tango tea alongside several fruits. I had a cold then, and it cleared within a few days. True, as they say, this drink will help you recover if you feel under the weather or have a stuffy nose. Since then, I have learned how to prepare this tea at home.

A brief history of the drink

The Starbucks passion cold buster has passion tango tea as its major ingredient. This core item was introduced at the coffee house at the start of spring 2017. This tea became popular because of its tropical, vibrant flavor. It is a signature ingredient in most passion tea drinks offered at Starbucks. The original version of this drink, the cold buster tea, was also introduced at the coffee house in 2017.

Starbucks passion cold buster tea overview

What’s in a Starbucks passion cold buster tea? – (Ingredients)

According to Starbucks’ secret menu website, passion cold buster tea is made venti tea, one passion tango tea bag, a bag of emperor’s cloud and mist, half boiling water, honey, and half steamed lemonade.

  • Passion tango tea bag – this tea bag gives this drink its signature passion taste. It is a core ingredient in making the passion cold buster tea as it holds a part of its identity.
  • Emperor’s cloud and mist – according to the Starbucks website, this is simply an infusion of green tea and water. It is core in this drink as it gives it its anti-inflammatory properties. It also has a huge tone of anti-oxidants which are key in boosting immunity.
  • Lemonade – the lemonade in this drink provides it with vitamin C, which is helpful in soothing the throat and reducing inflammation.
  • Water – Starbucks uses boiling water to prepare this drink. I always believe this is to increase the medicinal effect of this drink while it fights cold.
  • Honey – with all the bitter ingredients mentioned in this drink, a little bit of honey must be added to enhance its taste and general flavor.

Starbucks passion cold buster tea: sizes, nutrition, caffeine & Calories

Starbucks  passion cold buster tea

What sizes are available?

Starbucks offers its passion cold buster tea in four sizes; the tall, which is 12 ounces; the grande is 16 ounces; the venti, which is 24 ounces; and the largest one, the Trenta, which is 30 ounces.

Nutritional facts

There is still no available nutritional information on the passion cold buster tea offered at Starbucks. You can gauge its nutritional benefits from the ingredients used to make it. The emperor’s clouds & mist used to make the passion cloud buster tea is relatively healthy as it has no calories, cholesterol, or carbs. This is similar to passion tango tea as it has 0 grams of protein, no cholesterol, no carbs, no calories, and only 10 mg of sodium.

Caffeine information

The passion cold buster tea has 16 mg of caffeine from the green tea used to make the emperor’s cloud & mist, which is a part of the ingredients used.

So, what does Starbucks passion cold buster tea taste like?

Funny enough, this drink is not as bitter as many expected. It is slightly sweet with hints of passion and lemon flavor. This might be because Starbucks uses sweetened green tea to prepare its drinks. Regular green tea is so bitter and could have made this drink bitter. Additionally, the honey added to this drink enhances its sweetness, and you can just taste the slightly bitter taste that comes with lemonade and green tea from afar.

Ways to customize a passion cold buster tea at Starbucks?

There are several ways to customize this drink depending on the nutritional value and taste you are after. First, you can request your barista to add more honey to this drink while making it sweeter. Additionally, you can use sweeteners of your choice to improve the flavor of the passion cold buster tea. Additionally, if you want a rich lemon taste, you can request your barista to use more lemonade while making your passion cold buster tea. You can also add flavors of your choice, like brown apple sugar, to enhance the flavor of your passion cold buster tea.

How to make passion cold buster tea at home – Starbucks Caffe Mistro Copycat Recipe

Starbucks secret menu: passion cold buster tea

Starbucks Caffe Mistro Copycat Recipe

Kai JordanKai Jordan
Course Drinks
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Mug

Ingredients
  

  • Passion tango tea bag
  • Emperor’s clouds & mist bag
  • Lemonade
  • Water
  • Honey

Instructions
 

  • Heat water in a bowl till it boils.
  • Steam your lemonade.
  • Pour the water and lemonade into a mug with a passion tango tea bag and emperor's cloud tea bag.
  • Add honey to the mixture and stir. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You are not restricted with the amount of honey to use; you can always add more to meet your taste preferences.
  • The passion tango tea bag and emperor’s clouds & mist bag can be easily bought at online stores.

Informative Section

How do you order the passion cold buster tea from the Starbucks app?

To order the passion cold buster tea, first order the passion tango tea and emperor’s cloud and mist. Complete the order by requesting half boiling water and the other half steamed. Sweeten it with honey.

Is the Starbucks passion cold buster tea still available?

Yes, it is.

Does Starbucks have passion cold buster tea all year round?

Yes, this is because the ingredients used to make it are readily available.

Is the Starbucks passion cold buster tea healthy?

Yes, this tea has many health benefits, including soothing sore throats.

How much is the Starbucks passion cold buster tea?

The barista determines the price of the Starbucks passion cold buster tea, depending on how you customize your drink.

Is Starbucks passion cold buster tea good?

Yes, this tea will satisfy some of your needs, if not all, regardless of what you are looking for.

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