- 1 Review: Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino
- 2 Where The Frap Did This Drink Come From?
- 3 How Do They Make It?
- 4 Green Tea Frappuccino Variations
- 5 So What is the Green Tea Frappuccino All About?
- 6 1. Taste and Texture [5/5]
- 7 2. Are they healthy? [3/5]
- 8 3. Are they worth it? [4/5]
- 9 Final Verdict
- 10 Green Tea Frappuccino Nutrition
- 11 To Tea or Not to Tea?
Review: Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino
I’ve been a lover of Starbucks Frappuccinos for the longest time my memory allows. My tastes have changed from mocha to caramel mocha, to pumpkin spice (college times.) Since I’ve had my first Green Tea Frappuccino, I may have a new one?
My previous favorite drinks tasted like coffee drinks that were chilled This one did not taste at all like coffee I don’t believe I expected this. However, I like to be surprised and I really like green tea!
Where The Frap Did This Drink Come From?
On the west coast in the 1990s the espresso and coffee bars were becoming popular however, there were not many cold options for coffee during the summer times. The problem is that not many people like hot coffee during an extremely hot day – and I’m not among those! Therefore, the Starbucks founders listened to the need.
In 1995, the company began its first Frappuccino which is a sweet slushy drink with caramel flavoring. Apart from being famous for its Frappuccinos Starbucks can also be a popular place to enjoy delicious teas. The sweet, earthy green tea Frappuccino was created from an ingenious idea to mix the two.
The drink is created by mixing matcha syrup with traditional syrup. the powder is a blend of crushed green tea leaves and milk and sugar.
How Do They Make It?
Starbucks’ Geen Tea Frappuccino is made up of the equivalent of 2 (Tall size) or three (Grande size) and 4. (Venti dimension) scoops of matcha green powder. Classic syrup hot milk and sugar. You can also order it without sugar in order to remove some sweetness, but since Starbucks matcha powder is mixed with sugar before being served there’s no sugar-free version.
When you pour it into a soft-serve maker the vibrant green drink is tasty and slushy! If you’re not a fan of chunks of ice stuck in your straw, take the same approach as me, and request for a double blended.
Green Tea Frappuccino Variations
Starbucks provides more than 36,000 different drinks including their Green Tea Frappuccino accounts for some of them. When you ask baristas or look at the web, it appears like there are three major variations of the Green Tea Frapp.
A very sought-after flavor that can be added to green tea is the raspberry. A couple of pumps are thought to be the perfect sweet place. If you go higher than that, it can be nearly unbearably sweet.
Another option to enjoy the drink would be to include whipping cream. I found this to make the drink perfectly sweet, without adding any other ingredients. The more I enjoyed it and it was more whipped. was incorporated into the drink. I was awed by the green tea flavor of the ice cream.
The third method of ordering the drink would be to convert it to vegan by substituting the milk with almond, soy, or coconut milk.
So What is the Green Tea Frappuccino All About?
Starbucks has over 30 flavors of Frappuccino, however, their Green Tea Frappuccino is their second-most popular drink all-around. There is a number of reasons to believe this.
1. Taste and Texture [5/5]
When I bought the first green tea flavored Frappuccino I bought the Cookie Straw, which was an unfinished green-striped wafer filled with white hard chocolate.
The straw did not get soggy when I drank it.
A downside is that It was a wafer that I had eaten but needed a straw that was regular.
My Green Tea Frappuccino was ordered topped with whipping cream. I was definitely enjoying myself the day. The flavor was extremely tasty and reminded me of tea-flavored ice cream that was flavored with a cup of chai tea. The first time I tasted it, I noticed the sweet milky flavor and then a sour and floral green tea taste. The final taste was bittersweet but in a pleasant manner.
Frappuccinos are either icy or slushy, However, I will always request my fraps to be blended twice to keep ice from getting stuck to my straw. Drinking from the top of the cup I noticed a distinct green tea taste with the hint of grass or spinach. While I didn’t order a wheatgrass shot from a juice shop was strong the flavor was milder than the other. If I had ordered this drink without whip cream, I believe the matcha flavor might be stronger, however, it’s possible that the sugar balanced the intenseness a little.
I shook some of my whipping creams in the beverage to help it sweeter. I love the ice cream taste, However, I was amazed that this drink did not taste anything like the Fraps I’ve had before. The reason is that it’s made of matcha, not coffee, which is logical. But I’m not sure if I’m expecting it to taste similar to Starbucks its other signature drinks.
I enjoyed the Green Tea Frappuccino outside on an afternoon that was warm, and I found it refreshing, delicious, and light. It was nearly delicate.
2. Are they healthy? [3/5]
This tall green tea Frappuccino is a tall one with 44 grams of carbs, as well as around 300 calories that’s less than the other types of fraps. However, if it’s considered as a dessert or treat the question is who counts? Matcha tea can be healthy when it is in its natural state however, the powder is created using sugar.
The most healthy method to enjoy this delicious treat is to substitute milk with a vegan alternative and to eliminate whipped frosting or sweeteners.
3. Are they worth it? [4/5]
In the end, I was impressed at the taste of the Frappuccino Green Tea. Matcha tea typically has a strong, bitter earthy flavor. Although this tea had the hint of that, however, it was more sweet and flavorful than I anticipated. I loved the way the milk and matcha tea tasted. It was perfect for a sunny day. It can be purchased in many ways to meet your diet requirements.
It shouldn’t be consumed for energy or for a drink that is served in conjunction with meals since the flavor is powerful. It’s best as an after-dinner snack or dessert. I think the cost is quite high at five dollars, and that’s around an average price for Starbucks. The Cookie Straw was $1, but I’ll keep those for times when I’m having good.
I’m sure I’ve discovered my new favorite Frappuccino. It had the most distinct flavor from other varieties, and the bright green color is an enjoyable alternative, and I prefer the earthy flavor to others that are more sweet drinks.
Green Tea Frappuccino Nutrition
Calories from Fat 100
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 44 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 4 g
Caffeine 50 mg
Official ingredient lists contain the following items:
Ice, Milk, Creme Frappuccino Syrup [Water, Sugar, Salt, Natural And Artificial Flavour, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid], Classic Syrup [Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid], Matcha Tea Blend [Sugar, Ground Japanese Green Tea].
To Tea or Not to Tea?
What is your opinion? Do you prefer Starbucks traditional coffee-based faffs but prefer the earthy and sweet tastes from the green tea flavored Frappuccino? Do you add a few pumps of raspberry or taste the refreshing ice cream without? Tell us by leaving a comment below!