20 Must Try Starbucks Matcha Drinks
Finding your way round a Starbucks menu can be tricky. What are all these Starbucks drinks? And what is the difference between them all? The drinks on the menu tend to merge into one and now you have no idea what to get, “Excuse me, are you ready to order?”, the answer is well and truly no.
Then suddenly, matcha catches your eye, but what is matcha? And what can it do for you? Read on our Starbucks Matcha Drinks Guide.
Matcha is a traditional Japanese tea. It is a fine powdered green tea and is often used to color foods. It is a particular favorite at Starbucks as it is healthy, and tastes delicious warm! Full of antioxidants, it protects your system from dangerous molecules. It is very nutritional, offering you the same nutrients as 10 cups of normal brewed tea and even burns calories as you drink it! It also makes you feel good and the theanine and caffeine will relax you – we definitely need a cup of this on a Monday!
2Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Latte
This lovely drink will make you feel chilled out and happy. It will detoxify you and boost your metabolism too. Though it is slightly sweetened it is still very healthy and is one of those drinks you can get at Starbucks if you are on a cleanse! Would you believe there are only 240 calories in this drink? We were shocked too!
3Starbucks Matcha Pink Drink
The Matcha Pink Drink is set to be a competitor for the Unicorn Frappuccino, and we can understand why. It is so funky with the ombré from green to pink and it feels super summery! It is probably one of the most Instagrammable drinks too! It is a mix of strawberry, coconut and matcha, making a dream combination, proving that delicious drinks can still be good for you! The recipe is so easy too!
• 3 parts traditional Pink Drink (Strawberry Acai Refresher with coconut milk)
• Add 1 part matcha and another coconut milk
4Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino
A good cold drink for a girl on the go – this combines the nutritious elements of matcha with the icy deliciousness of Starbucks’ Frappuccinos. Plus, you get the added bonus of whipped cream which sweetens the drinks and makes it look photo-ready!
5Matcha Strawberry Blossom
This is a drink available in Starbucks in Hong Kong but we want it for ourselves! This edgy drink looks and tastes lush! This girly drink starts off with strawberry flavored whipped cream and finishes with extra whipped cream alongside dried strawberries and matcha powder to create a fabulous combination. It is the perfect spring/summer drink as it is supposed to remind you of cherry blossom.
6Matcha And Espresso Fusion
This is another drink only available in Asian Starbucks but it is a unique drink that combines two of our all-time favorites. If you are a talented Barista, or fancy making it at home, here is how:
• Add scoops of matcha powder mixed with a little bit of water to eliminate chunks
• Add Ice
• Add choice of milk
• Add affogato shots (1-2)
7Starbucks Mermaid Frappuccino
The Mermaid Frappuccino is mix of pink berries, vanilla and matcha, making it almost too beautiful to drink! It will be slightly sweeter than most matcha drinks for all you sweet tooths out there! Although this is not on the menu, the ingredients can be found in every Starbucks, so don’t be afraid to ask your Barista. Why not do it yourself?
8Pink Purple Drink
The Pink Purple Drink is a mixture of Starbucks’ hottest summer concuctions – the Pink Drink and the Purple Drink. It has yummy strawberries, coconut, passion fruit and vanilla to whisk you onto your own little island, plus matcha to help you wind down.
9Chocolate Mint Frappuccino
For those chocolate fiends, this beverage is for you! Chocolate and mint make a dream couple and this Frappuccino with matcha is enough to wet your appetite. It is perfect for the sweet tooth girls out there! It is a naughty but nice Frappuccino, treating yourself whilst remaining healthy!
This is a festive matcha drink you can get to celebrate St Patrick’s special. For the special occasion, the drink is green and sweet with a minty aftertaste, it is topped with whipped cream to finish off the tasty beverage!
11Green Vanilla Frappuccino
This green beverage is also to celebrate St Pattie’s! It takes a spin on everyone’s favorite Vanilla Frappuccino. The matcha has been added to turn it green for the special day, but don’t worry, a small amount has been added to keep that sweet vanilla taste. Here is how you can make the delicious drink at home:
• Pour yourself a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
• Add one spoon of peppermint syrup
• Add a spoon of classic syrup
• Add two scoops of matcha syrup
12Starbucks Popeye Tea
This tea will pick you up in minutes. This energy drink is low in sugar and all about hydration. It will be your energy boost every morning and is a very clean drink! The drink is at an incredibly low 50 calories, and that is a Venti! Though spinach coloring is involved, do not worry, there is no actual spinach in it! It is delicious and soothing green tea with a hint of matcha for a healthy alternative to your Starbucks favorites.
13Pumpkin Patch Latte
Here is the ideal autumnal drink for when you are feeling nostalgic. You may be wondering, “Isn’t that literally the same as a Pumpkin Spiced Latte?”, well, not quite… It is a Pumpkin Spice Latte with a scoop of matcha green tea powder for an original kick. It is on the secret menu so don’t be afraid to ask for it!
14Teavana Matcha Japanese Green Tea
Though they can’t serve you this at Starbucks, you can get your hands on your own little box of matcha tea! You will be able to benefit from the nutritious advantages of the drink all in the comfort of your own home. It will motivate you for the day ahead, giving you that much-needed energy boost. A box of 20 to 25 cups is only $24.95 – a bargain when you think of how good it is for you!
15Green Dream Frappuccino
This beverage is refreshing and healthy. It really tastes like a dream, and we love the orange mango aftertastes that spice it up from your average green tea. It will revitalize you and make you feel motivated for the day ahead as it contains protein too. It is a great post-work out shake! Here is how you do it yourself:
• Fill the bottom of the glass with orange mango juice
• Add 2 scoops of matcha green tea powder
• Add one scoop of protein
• Add a sweetener
• Add ice and lightly blend
16Starbucks Cha Cha Latte
Two teas in one may seem a bit overpowering but the two drinks go together beautifully. It can be drunk hot or cold, depending on what tickles your fancy. The bitterness of chai gives the drink a little needed kick too! Can we just say we love how green these drinks are too? Get your smartphones at the ready for some adorable photos!
17Sour Apple Caramel Frappuccino
Caramel and apples compliment each other perfectly. We love the slight bitterness of green apples, with the luscious sweetness of caramel, and matcha thrown into the mix to add some kick. The drink is both sweet and sour, and takes us back to toffee apples at Halloween. Here is how you can make it yourself:
• Line the bottom of the cup with apple juice
• Add Matcha powder and a spoon of syrup
• Add ice to the mixture and blend
• Top with whipped cream and drizzle caramel on top
18Peppermint Pow Frappuccino
We love this peppermint drink as it freshens your palette with the minty aftertaste. It has the perfect balance between sweet and sour thanks to the Vanilla taste and the peppermint syrup. The matcha throws a sour kick into the mix and the whipped cream topping will add a bit of sweetness to this healthy drink. It is a great drink to start the day on!
19Mint White Chocolate Crumble Frappuccino
Mint and white chocolate is a lush combo for the chocaholic. It is the ideal treat for dessert and tastes absolutely delicious with a bit of matcha. It is finished off with whipped cream and milk chocolate sprinkles, because you can never have too much chocolate!
20Green Tea Kit Kat Frappuccino
Green Tea Kit Kats are huge in Japan and with good reason, they are so delicious! This addictive little drink with get your taste buds craving for it. Ask for extra java chips for a hint of chocolate with your healthy drink.
21Cherry Blossom Frappuccino
The Cherry Blossom Frappuccino is a drink to celebrate the beginning of spring and summer! It is a colorful concoction for spring with refreshing strawberries, cream, white chocolate sauce, and matcha. It is a sweet beverage with a sour aftertaste, and is one of the healthier drinks you can find at Starbucks at 170 calories a pop!