Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Matcha Comes To Starbucks

Matcha may turn out to be the next big thing, thanks to two new drinks that debuted earlier this month at Starbucks. Both use matcha, the powdered green tea best known as a component in the Japanese tea ceremony.

Said beverages are Tazo Green Tea Latte and Tazo Blackberry Green Tea Frappuccino. The former is "a delicious blend of lightly sweetened matcha green tea, accented with hints of tropical melon and steamed fresh milk" and will be available year-round.

The latter is "a creamy blend of the finest quality Japanese green tea matcha powder, lively flavors of real, fresh blackberries and ice, topped off with real whipped cream and a tangy blackberry drizzle". It will only be available through May 16, 2006.

Source: Starbucks

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