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Review: I try Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino

After all the rain we have had in Vancouver, it was a nice and dry afternoon yesterday.  And since it was a bit warmer, I decided to grab a cold drink from Starbucks to quench my thirst.  Looking at the Frappuccino list, I noticed a flavour that wasn’t new but I hadn’t tried before – Green Tea.  I picked up a tall and decided to go light by not opting for the whipped cream.  Here are my thoughts on the Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino.

Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino

Note:  This is not a sponsored post.  The drink was not complimentary.  I did not receive any compensation or incentive to share about my experience.  The staff did not know that I am a blogger.

Description, Nutrition & Ingredients

According to Starbucks, the Green Tea Frappuccino is “a blend [of] sweetened premium matcha green tea, milk and ice and top it with sweetened whipped cream to give you a delicious boost of energy.”  I had a Tall (12 oz) with 2% milk and no whipped cream and it had 230 calories.

The official ingredient list includes:

Ice, Milk, Crème 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].

Taste Test

In terms of taste, the Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino was better than expected!  I thought that it would be a bit too sweet such as to mask the bitter green tea taste but there seemed to be a good balance between sweetness and bitterness.  I did a enjoy a nice, slightly bitter matcha aftertaste. In general, I’d say the Green Tea Frappuccino is similar to green tea ice cream.

Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino

Overall Impression

If you’re looking for a matcha fix in a nice, cold beverage, the Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino does the trick.  I’d recommend it and would be interesting in ordering it again.  Rating: 4/5

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Wednesday 24th of November 2021

I tried it and I loved it!

Nosh and Nibble

Monday 10th of April 2017

Where have you been the past 10 years? Just kidding. The Green Tea Frappuccino was the legend of my high school career and kids would order it despite it not being on the menu officially yet heh


Tuesday 11th of April 2017

hahaha, where have I been the last 10 years? Sigh - this frapp has been around for a long time!