It's a great time to be a green tea fan in North America. After years of serving them up in Asia, Starbucks has brought their fancy green tea drinks across the Pacific. Exciting!
I'm not a Starbucks regular, except for the odd winter warm-up hot choc. In the summer, I'm a big Second Cup patron - their Frrrozen Hot Chocolate and blackberry Italian sodas are hard to best. But since last Wednesday's launch, I've tried two of the Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccinos. Verdict? I think, I think, I like them. They taste was pretty much like a milkshake made from green tea ice cream. The drink was a little sweeter that I had expected, and I thought there was just a suggestion of mint in there, too (have since read this article which confirms my suspicions). I probably would prefer the pre-market research extreme green tea flavour, to be honest. Perhaps it's silly, but my very favourite thing about the drink is its vibrant, fresh green colour.
Let me know your opinion if you give one of these drinks a try!
*Note to Cousin John: the frappuccinos are made with your fave Tazo blend