Thursday, January 01, 2009

Starbucks Introduces New Handcrafted Tea Beverages

Starbucks Introduces New Handcrafted Tea Beverages
(from a press release)

Starbucks introduction of the new Full Leaf Tazo Tea Lattes and Tazo Tea Infusions is a continuation of the company’s commitment to offering better-for-you options. Most of the tea offerings are less than 200 calories for a tall size (12 fl oz) and most provide more antioxidants than an 8-ounce glass of orange juice, which are essential to protecting the body’s immune system.

Starbucks new Full Leaf Tazo Tea Lattes are our first handcrafted tea offerings to use full-leaf tea bags in our stores, allowing customers to steep to their own taste preferences. Starbucks Tea Lattes are made from a soothing combination of steamed milk and Tazo tea and are available in three new varieties:

Black Tea Latte, a bold, invigorating combination of black tea and freshly steamed milk;
Vanilla Rooibos Latte, a naturally caffeine-free infusion of botanicals that unites South African rooibos (ROY’-bus), Tahitian vanilla, sweet spices and freshly steamed milk;
London Fog Latte, an intriguing blend of black tea, citrusy bergamot, French lavender, vanilla and freshly steamed milk.

Customers seeking a calcium boost can enjoy a new tea latte this winter, as a tall size offering contains 20 percent of the recommended daily calcium intake.

Starbucks Tazo Tea Infusions are the perfect winter pick-me-up. A handcrafted combination of premium Tazo black chai tea lightly steamed with fruit juices, these non-dairy beverages are available in two varieties:

Berry Chai Infusion, a blend of aronia berry and black currant juices steamed with black tea and sweet, exotic spices like cinnamon, cardamom and cloves;
Apple Chai Infusion, a blend of apple juice steamed with black tea and sweet spices.

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Lainie Petersen said...

Interesting. I have family members who are managers for Starbucks and had been told that there were new tea offerings in the works. I am looking forward to trying these.

Sharon said...

I have tried all 3 lattes. My favorite is definitely the black tea latte. Now how can I do this at home?

geekluve said...

i tried the berry chai infusion and it was AMAZING! i loved it i highly recommend it