Iced tea lovers, Starbucks has a special treat just for you!
On July 11, the worldwide coffee chain debuted three new fruity spins on iced tea, and the best part is they are here to stay for good, so you won't need to mourn when your favorite limited-time drink special disappears. (Rest in peace, Caramelized Honey Latte.) Oh, and you can get them for free for exactly one hour!
According to PopSugar, you can now cool off with Teavana Shaken Iced Tea Infusions, which come in three new flavors: pineapple black tea, peach white tea and strawberry green tea. The drinks are made up of Teavana teas combined with steeped fruit and botanical mixes and usually get shaken with simple syrup, although you can request them unsweetened or even mixed with lemonade or anything else you prefer.
The drinks start at $3 for a Tall, and you can even get a free one on July 14 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., so mark your calendars.
Are they worth it? How do they taste?
The folks over at PopSugar sampled the new brews and had generally positive feedback.
"The Teavana Shaken Iced Peach Citrus Tea Infusion is light and fruity and perfect to sip on all day," they wrote. "The peach flavor is subtle but present and is only enhanced when the tea is lightly sweetened, which is how it's typically served."
The Teavana Shaken Iced Pineapple Black Tea Infusion, however, is much stronger and "bolder" than the peach, they said, and the pineapple tastes "authentic" and not like that fake stuff, suggesting that they probably brewed it with real pineapple.
"The Teavana Shaken Iced Strawberry Green Tea Infusion has a surprising flavor because of the green tea, which has hints of mint," added the reviewers. "The mint combined with the sweet, tart strawberry is the bold kick in the pants you might need on a day when you're hot and dragging."
The teas are part of a larger menu expansion that 'Bux rolled out on the same day, including the Iced Cascara Coconutmilk Latte and the Iced Coconutmilk Mocha Macchiato, notes Refinery29.