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New tea drinks coming to a Starbucks near you

Post by Marcelene Edwards on Dec. 30, 2008 at 11:18 am with No Comments »
December 30, 2008 11:18 am

Starbucks is adding new tea drinks to its menu on Saturday.

The company said today that its new Full Leaf Tazo Tea Lattes and Tazo Tea Infusions “are 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 12-ounce tall.

Starbucks also says most of the drinks provide more antioxidants than an 8-ounce glass of orange juice.

Here are the three varieties of tea lattes (descriptions come from Starbucks):

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.

Starbucks Tazo Tea Infusions are a combination of 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.

The latte drinks will be priced between $2.85 and $3.50 for a tall, depending on the location of the store. The infusions will sell for $2.40 to $2.70 for a tall, according to The Associated Press.

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