Best Tea Drinks at Starbucks


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This list of the most popular Starbucks tea drinks is the perfect guide if you’re not sure what’s the best tea to get on your next trip to Starbucks. If you’ve been wondering which tea beverages other Starbucks customers order over and over again, then this list is for you.

1. Iced Chai Tea Latte

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The most popular Starbucks tea drink is the Iced Chai Tea Latte. No matter the season, Starbucks customers can’t seem to get enough of this sweet and spicy iced tea latte. A delicious mixture of chai concentrate and milk makes the Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte a best seller. With notes of cinnamon, cloves, ginger and honey this black tea drink is favorite among tea and coffee drinkers.

2. Iced Vanilla Chai Tea Latte

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Since the Iced Chai Tea Latte is a Starbucks best-seller, it’s not surprising that an Iced Vanilla Chai Tea Latte is wildly popular, too. In fact, the Iced Vanilla Chai is just a modification of the original. In other words, adding vanilla is considered a customization. As such, each pump of syrup may cost a little extra. That being said, to order this cold beverage, simply ask the barista for an Iced Chai Tea Latte and specify how many pumps of vanilla syrup you want. If this drink is on your radar to order, just keep in mind, each additional pump of syrup not only adds flavor, but some sweetness too. And since the chai is pre-sweetened, my recommendation is to go easy on the syrup. As an alternative, Starbucks also has sugar-free vanilla syrup. Either way, this latte is delicious and clearly a favorite among Starbucks tea drinkers.

3. Chai Latte (Hot)

Move over iced chai, Starbucks Hot Chai Latte makes the list of customer favorites, too. While both the iced and hot chai lattes share the same ingredients (except the hot latte has hot water instead of ice), surprisingly, they are very different drinks. Yet, they’re equally as delicious, just in an entirely different way. Once you have a sip of this hot chai latte, it’s easy to see why it’s an iconic Starbucks drink. Made by combining spicy chai tea concentrate with creamy, steamed milk and a scoop of foam, the hot chai latte really is warm and cozy. It’s certainly one of my favorite teas to order, especially during the fall and winter. Additionally, if you want a reduced-calorie chai latte, just ask the barista to make it with Teavana chai tea bags.

4. Vanilla Chai Latte (Hot)

At this point it should come as no surprise that a Hot Vanilla Chai Latte is also a very popular tea at Starbucks. Similar to the Iced Vanilla Chai Tea Latte, a regular chai latte is customized with a couple pumps of vanilla or sugar-free vanilla syrup. Then, of course, toasty hot chai and steamed milk are poured over the vanilla and the whole drink is topped with a scoop of foam.

5. Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte

Starbucks matcha drinks, like the Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte, are also among Starbucks most popular tea drinks. Sweetened matcha green tea powder and milk are shaken together and poured over ice to create Starbucks infamous Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte. This matcha drink is sweet and creamy and easy to see why it’s a favorite among Starbucks tea drinkers. Importantly, this drink is caffeinated and since Starbucks matcha powder contains sugar, it cannot be ordered sugar-free.

These are some of the best tea drinks.

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