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Starbucks Springs Into March With Blossoming Rose Tea Lattes

With the weather warming up and spring on the horizon, Starbucks is introducing the perfect addition to its tea collection with three new lattes, likened to cashmere with its velvety smooth body.

According to a press release from the Seattle-based company, customers in Canada and Europe can enjoy a brand new lineup of creamy Teavana tea latte beverages that are like a “hug in cup.”

Made with premium whole-leaf micro-ground tea, the “like cashmere” drinks are made with steamed milk, are lightly sweetened, and available in Matcha, Black and Rooibos. If ordered straight off the menu, customers can expect it with steamed whole milk and cane sugar, while customizing it with dairy-free, non-fat, almond milk or lactose-free milk.

Starbucks describes the Matcha as a novel blend from Japan, China and Korea with subtle floral notes and vegetal tastes; Black is a sweet, malty blend from India and Sri Lanka; and Rooibos is a naturally caffeine-free herbal tea with vanilla, and a honey-like aroma with hints of caramel and malt.

In addition to the new micro-ground powders, Starbucks’ main attraction is the debut of its Blossoming Rose Tea that complements the three teas perfectly. Flavored with rose syrup, rhubarb bitters and strawberry, its topping of pink floral crystals epitomizes spring thanks to its naturally flavored rose extract and hibiscus.

After it was announced this past January that Teavana would be closing down across the U.S. and Canada, the new tea lattes join Starbucks’ growing portfolio of tea beverages around the world, including shaken iced teas and brewed teas.

Starbucks customers in Europe can enjoy the standard three tea leaves with their own market exclusive, Red Apple Rooibos Tea Latte, topped with apple blossom dust. The press releases describes exclusives as a combination of red apple syrup and a delicate apple blossom dust, complementing the three teas. Additionally, the seasonal apple flavor is enhanced by freeze-dried apples, sprinkled on top of the latte as “red apple dust,” helping ceate the perfect drink for a spring-time photo.

While the new blossoming tea lattes are not available in the U.S. quite yet, patrons can enjoy a variety of tea lattes, including the Chai Tea Latte, Matcha Green Tea Latte and London Fog Tea Latte, just to name a few.

The new tea lattes available in participating Canadian and European markets for a limited time.

Have you tried the new Starbucks drink? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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