Sometimes you’re just not in the mood for coffee.
And if you love tea just as much, Starbucks is one of the best places to stop for a full choice of teas perfect for any time of the day.
The problem is, well… choosing!
When it comes to tea, Starbucks has a lot to offer.
The long list includes everything from chai lattes to matcha green tea frappuccinos, so it can be pretty hard to pick just one.
Needless to say, you don’t want to take too long ordering (especially when you have a long line of people behind you who are rushing to get to work), so it’s well worth having an idea of what to order beforehand.
To help you out, we’ve rounded up the 17 best tea drinks to order at Starbucks.
There’s something here for everyone, all of which we carefully chose based on healthiness and, of course, taste.
You might have tried some of the following Starbucks teas, but you won’t have tried them all! Check these off your list to find your next go-to Starbucks drink.
The 17 Best Tea Drinks At Starbucks
- Teavana Mango Black Tea
- Mint Majesty
- Iced Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte
- Jade Citrus Mint Brewed Tea Lemonade
- Iced Passion Tango Tea
- Iced Chai Tea Latte
- Chai Tea Latte
- Chai Tea Latte with Vanilla
- Matcha Creme Frappuccino
- Matcha Tea Latte
- Teavana London Fog Tea Latte
- Iced Matcha Lemonade
- Honey Citrus Mint Tea
- Emperor’s Clouds & Mist
- Iced Black Tea Lemonade
- Iced Peach Green Tea
- Iced Green Tea Lemonade
1. Teavana Mango Black Tea
Black tea drinkers loved Starbucks’ Iced Mango Black Tea when it first came out thanks to its citrusy, fruity twist on traditional black tea.
We enjoyed it, too, as the taste surprised us despite our skepticism of a tropical-tasting black tea!
Iced Mango Black Tea was a hit until it was sadly discontinued in 2018.
It’s still available, though, as a bottled 14.5 fl oz beverage that you’ll find at any good Starbucks; just look or ask for Teavana Mango Black Tea.
As for nutritional value, one bottle contains 55 milligrams of caffeine, 22 grams of sugar, and 100 calories in total.
Not bad for a sweet black tea, so we highly recommend that you try it at least once.
What’s also worth mentioning is that you can pick this one up from other stores; not just Starbucks.
So, if you happen to come across it at any point, grab it as you might not always see it in your local Starbucks.
2. Mint Majesty
Mint Majesty tastes as good as it sounds. And, needless to say, if you’re a mint lover, this one will be right up your alley.
It’s caffeine-free and contains spearmint, peppermint, lemongrass, and lemon verbena, resulting in a minty tea blend that’s not as overpowering as you might think.
What we like about Starbucks’ Mint Majesty is that it’s perfect for a cold day.
It’s bright and uplifting but also calming, which should be expected of a herbal tea that’s infused with mint and lemongrass – and all the health-giving benefits that come with those ingredients.
Another bonus of Mint Majesty is that it contains zero calories and no sugar.
It’s ideal if you’re counting calories and watching your weight, making it one of few guilt-free Starbucks options that, we have to admit, also sounds pretty classy each time we order it!
3. Iced Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte
Blending full-leaf black teas from India and Sri Lanka, Starbucks’ Iced Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte is a worthy choice if you like traditional iced tea but want to try something different.
It’s refreshing yet sweet, with just the right amount of sugar to provide a sweetness that isn’t too much.
The main ingredients are Royal English Breakfast Tea (an English black tea blend, in other words), liquid cane sugar, milk, and, of course, ice.
For a 16 fl oz cup serving, it contains 140 calories, 25 grams of sugar, and 40 milligrams of caffeine.
It’s not the healthiest option on Starbucks’ tea menu, for those reasons (the high calories and sugar), but that shouldn’t matter if you like English tea and find yourself craving something that’s sweeter than your average black tea.
The Iced Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte is the perfect afternoon treat, we think, especially for those summertime work lunch breaks!
4. Jade Citrus Mint Brewed Tea
Like Mint Majesty, listed above, Jade Citrus Mint Brewed Tea is another minty offering that boasts zero calories.
You might prefer this one for its caffeine content, however, which has 40 milligrams of caffeine per 16 fl oz cup.
The main ingredients in Starbucks’ Jade Citrus Mint Brewed Tea are lemon verbena, lemongrass, and spearmint, blended with organic green tea.
It’s therefore ideal for green tea enthusiasts, and even more ideal for those who like their teas citrusy and refreshing.
That’s exactly what Jade Citrus Mint Brewed Tea has to offer. We love its refreshing taste, as lemon and green tea is one of those combinations that just works so well.
And aside from having no calories whatsoever, this tea beverage also has no sugar, no carbs, and no fat, so it’s perfect if you’re trying to stay healthy.
Compared with Starbucks’ Mint Majesty, Jade Citrus Mint Brewed Tea has a stronger taste of lemon and a hint of mint that’s less pronounced than Mint Majesty.
So, we recommend this one if you simply prefer citrus over mint.
5. Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade
Delivering a hand-shaken mix of hibiscus, lemongrass, and apple, Starbucks’ Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade is a tea beverage for fruity herbal tea fans who like to avoid caffeine.
It’s also low in calories (50 calories per 16 fl oz cup) and doesn’t contain any fat.
When served, you might think you received the wrong order.
But Starbucks’ Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade is, in fact, red in color, largely due to its ingredients that include apple, lemon juice, hibiscus flowers, citric acid, lemongrass, and licorice root.
It’s a summery sweet tea, as a result, making it perfect for those days that are hotter than usual.
Despite that, Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade only contains 11 grams of sugar (per 16 fl oz cup), so you might be surprised by just how sweet and fruity this beverage tastes.
Overall, we recommend this one whenever you’re ever feeling in a summer mood. It’s fruity, refreshing, and, of course, tasty, sure to perk you up even though it doesn’t contain any caffeine!
6. Iced Chai Tea Latte
Starbucks’ Iced Chai Tea Latte is perfect if you like your tea with a hint of spice. It’s a chai tea, after all, made with cinnamon, ginger, ginger juice, black pepper, and cardamon.
It’s also splashed with sugar, vanilla, and honey, giving this Starbucks favorite a nice blend of sweetness and spice.
What we personally like about the Iced Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks is the higher than average caffeine content—95 milligrams—which makes this tea beverage just as energizing as it is refreshing, thanks to the ice and the spicy, herbal flavor.
With 240 calories per 16 fl oz cup serving, it’s higher in calories when compared to other Starbucks teas, with a total of 42 grams of sugar.
So, it’s not the healthiest tea beverage you can order from Starbucks, but it’s worth it if, of course, you like iced chai tea!
One way to spruce up the taste of Starbucks’ Iced Chai Tea Latte is by adding vanilla syrup or toasted vanilla syrup to it – or even cinnamon dolce syrup. It’s already high in calories so, hey, you might as well, right?
7. Chai Tea Latte
Don’t like your chai tea lattes iced? Starbucks’ answer to that is its regular Chai Tea Latte.
It boasts all the same ingredients as the Iced Chai Tea Latte, listed above, but without the ice, making it the perfect order for chai tea purists.
Like Starbucks’ Iced Chai Tea Latte, the Chai Tea Latte has 240 calories, 42 grams of sugar, and 95 milligrams of caffeine in one 16 fl oz cup serving.
The main ingredients also include black tea, cinnamon, ginger, ginger juice, black pepper, cloves, cardamon, sugar, honey, and vanilla.
Again, Starbucks’ Chai Tea Lattes are not the healthiest option from their tea menu, but the flavor and caffeine boost still make this Chai Tea Latte worth trying if you feel like ordering something different.
All in all, this one’s ideal if you’re a chai tea enthusiast or someone looking to try chai tea on a cold winter’s day.
Even if you’re yet to try chai tea, the spiced, herbal notes are not overpowering; instead just enough to give your regular black tea latte a subtle kick.
8. Chai Tea Latte With Vanilla
This is a popular customer order (of our favorites, too) – and for good reason.
The Chai Tea Latte is a modification (on the regular Chai Tea Latte, listed above) and not an official menu item, so it’s one you’ll have to make sure to ask for.
It’s worth it, though, as it’s a small change to Starbucks’ Chai Tea Latte that makes all the difference.
Simply choose between regular vanilla syrup or sugar-free vanilla syrup – depending on your personal preference.
Once served, the result is a warm and sweet tea beverage with spicy herbal notes that comforts from the inside out.
As mentioned above, the Chai Tea Latte has 240 calories, 42 grams of sugar, and 95 milligrams of caffeine in one 16 fl oz cup serving.
Expect more calories and sugar by adding regular vanilla syrup, but this shouldn’t matter if you love vanilla or are craving something sweeter.
Should you try the regular Chai Tea Latte or the Chai Tea Latte with Vanilla first? Ultimately, if you’re a fan of chai tea and vanilla, this modified Chai Tea Latte is a no-brainer.
But if you’re new to chai tea, try the Starbucks Chai Tea Latte first to see what you think of it.
9. Matcha Creme Frappuccino
Matcha brings a nutty, grassy flavor to green tea that just works so well.
Green tea has a bitter earthy taste, after all, so putting the two together is what most would call a match made in tea heaven.
Whether you like green tea or matcha, Starbucks’ Matcha Creme Frappuccino is one to try for your next order.
It blends premium matcha green tea with milk and ice, finished with a topping of whipped cream for a complementary creamy sweetness.
Even if you are no stranger to matcha green tea, we still recommend Starbucks’ Matcha Creme Frappuccino for its subtle sweet taste, making this beverage a nice cold treat.
It’s 420 calories in total (for a 16 fl oz serving), with 61 grams of sugar, 62 grams of carbs, 16 grams of fat, and 70 milligrams of caffeine.
The Matcha Creme Frappuccino won’t be your daily order if you’re health-conscious, but it’s still worth treating yourself to if you like matcha, green tea, or both. In our opinion, it’s the perfect blend of nutty bitterness and creamy sweetness!
10. Matcha Tea Latte
If the Match Creme Frappuccino, listed above, sounds too sweet and, as a result, too high in calories, sugar, and all the rest, we have to recommend the Matcha Tea Latte instead.
It’s one of our personal favorites as a refreshing treat on a cold afternoon, which simply blends matcha with steamed milk.
Some prefer matcha tea cold while others like it hot. It all depends how smooth, refreshing, and nutty you like your matcha.
But, in this case, Starbucks’ Matcha Tea Latte delivers a creamy, bitter, nutty beverage that’s also much healthier than its frappuccino counterpart.
In total, a 16 fl oz Matcha Tea Latte at Starbucks provides 240 calories, 32 grams of sugar, 34 grams of carbs, 7 grams of fat, and 80 milligrams of caffeine.
It’s therefore a more healthy option over Starbucks’ Matcha Creme Frappuccino, with slightly more caffeine content.
Ultimately, if you like your matcha teas hot, creamier, and more bitter, Starbucks’ Matcha Tea Latte won’t disappoint.
It’s a simple beverage that tastes as good as it looks, and you’ll certainly stand out with this if most of your friends or colleagues are coffee drinkers.
11. Teavana London Fog Tea Latte
Aside from the catchy name, Earl Grey teas at Starbucks don’t get more English than this.
The Teavana London Fog Tea Latte is a slight twist on the classic Earl Grey tea, with notes of lavender and citrus – the latter thanks to the Italian bergamot blend.
The main ingredients in Starbucks’ Teavana London Fog Tea Latte are Earl Grey tea (a bergamot blended black tea), lavender, vanilla syrup, and steamed milk.
We also like the look of this beverage, which has a creamy golden color with a frothy top.
The Teavana London Fog Tea Latte has 180 calories, 29 grams of sugar, and 40 milligrams of caffeine for a 16 fl oz cup serving.
Needless to say, it’s sweeter than your average Earl Grey tea, as well as more citrusy.
This one tastes unique, in other words, and is perfect for you if you like the idea of black tea infused with a hint of orange.
It’s worth trying nevertheless no matter what kind of tea you lean towards, as it’s a Starbucks beverage that manages to be both warming and refreshing.
12. Iced Matcha Lemonade
We’re returning to matcha for a moment with Starbucks’ Iced Matcha Lemonade.
Matcha and lemonade might not sound like an appealing duo at first but, like most green tea lemonades, this beverage tastes great and may even surprise you.
Blending finely ground matcha green tea with lemonade and ice, this simple Starbucks choice is a refreshing cold drink that’s sure to perk you up at any time of the day.
And like the Matcha Tea Latte, the Iced Matcha Lemonade has 80 milligrams of caffeine.
It’s healthier, however, containing 120 calories per 16 fl oz serving with 27 grams of sugar, 29 grams of carbohydrates, and no fat.
And if you’re wondering, it’s also the healthiest matcha beverage Starbucks currently offers on its menu.
We definitely recommend this one if you like a citrusy tang with your green tea.
Matcha lovers should also try this at some point, especially if you happen to find yourself wanting something that’s a little different from Starbucks’ Matcha Green Tea Latte.
13. Honey Citrus Mint Tea
Honey Citrus Mint Tea became a thing at Starbucks after the company realized just how many customers were asking for it as a custom order.
For this reason alone, it’s one Starbucks beverage that tea lovers shouldn’t ignore!
So, what does it involve? Starbucks’ Honey Citrus Mint Tea is a blend of Jade Citrus Mint green tea and Peach Tranquility herbal tea with hot water and steamed lemonade.
It’s finished off with a splash of honey, making it sweet yet therapeutic.
In one 16 fl oz serving, Honey Citrus Mint Tea totals at 130 calories, 30 grams of sugar, and 16 milligrams of caffeine.
It also contains zero fat, so it’s ideal for anyone avoiding fat as well as high amounts of caffeine.
Due to its mint, citrus, and honey blend served hot, the Honey Citrus Mint Tea is the perfect drink to order at Starbucks if you’re not feeling your best.
It’s great for a sore throat, in addition, but is sure to lift your spirits no matter whether it’s a cold morning or a dull afternoon.
14. Emperor’s Clouds & Mist
For the green tea purists, it doesn’t get much simpler than Emperor’s Clouds & Mist.
It’s a smoky, gentle green tea with nothing else added, ideal for green tea drinkers and anyone wanting a hot drink to sip on that’s both calming and therapeutic.
A bonus is the cool name, which sounds sophisticated whenever it’s ordered!
It goes without saying that this pure green tea drink is healthy and highly beneficial.
It doesn’t have any calories, fat, sugar, or carbs, with only 16 milligrams of caffeine (in a 16 fl oz cup serving).
As a result, we therefore recommend it for Starbucks newcomers looking for the healthiest option on the menu.
Emperor’s Cloud & Mist is green tea at its purest, so it’s not just for green tea enthusiasts but anyone who needs to take the edge off a busy day.
15. Iced Black Tea Lemonade
Black tea and lemonade is a go-to beverage for many that’s even more refreshing when ice is added.
If you’re yet to try it, however, Starbucks’ Iced Black Tea Lemonade is a decision if you can’t go wrong with.
It’s nice and simple, after all, blending sweetened premium black tea with lemonade and ice.
It’s also good if you’re watching your weight, containing just 50 calories, 11 grams of sugar, 12 grams of carbs, and no fat in a 16 fl oz serving.
Overall, Iced Black Tea Lemonade at Starbucks is a classic tea beverage that’s worth trying if you haven’t done so yet.
Even if you’re new to drinking tea, this one’s highly recommended for its simple, accessible, and refreshing appeal.
16. Iced Green Tea Lemonade
If you prefer green tea to black tea and liked the sound of the Iced Black Tea Lemonade listed above, then the better choice is Starbucks’ Iced Green Tea Lemonade.
It’s similar in most aspects except for the fact it uses green tea instead of black tea.
The main ingredients, as a result, are green tea mixed with mint, lemongrass, lemon verbena, lemonade, and ice.
Some will say it’s more citrusy than the Iced Black Tea Lemonade, and it’s largely true due to the weaker overall flavor of green tea.
As for nutritional content, a 16 fl oz cup of Starbucks’ Iced Green Tea Lemonade contains 50 calories, 11 grams of sugar, 12 grams of carbs, and no fat.
Like the Iced Black Tea Lemonade, it also has 25 milligrams of caffeine.
17. Iced Peach Green Tea
Last but not least, Starbucks’ Iced Peach Green Tea.
Peach isn’t what you’d usually think to combine with green tea, but the pair works well together since the peach adds a subtle sweet, fruity taste that complements green tea’s bitterness.
Like Iced Black Tea Lemonade and Iced Green Tea Lemonade, Iced Peach Green Tea is low in calories and fat – 60 calories and zero fat, to be exact.
Per 16 fl oz cup, it has 12 grams of sugar, 15 grams of carbs, and 25 milligrams of caffeine.
Overall, if you enjoy green tea with lemonade, Starbucks’ Iced Peach Green Tea is an obvious next step.
It even has hints of lemon thanks to the lemon verbena and lemongrass, so it’s a beverage that you’ll be sure to love just as much.
And that’s it: our full round-up of the best tea drinks to order at Starbucks!
For tea lovers of all kinds and anyone who wants to try tea for the first time, these are Starbucks’ best options no matter whether you’re looking for matcha, plain green tea or black tea, or tea infused with citrusy notes.
Either way, you’re sure to find a new favorite from this list. Just make sure to save it for future reference!
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