Green Tea Frappacino


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Green Tea Frappacino

Postby cookster » Apr 14th, '06, 19:30

So i found myself at Starbucks today and tried this.

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That image is actually how I found this site. A friend showed me it and its from tea muse and I found myself here.

So uhh ... today. Right. Today I tried raspberry green tea frappacino. And I must say. It was simply wonderful.
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Postby Warden Andy » Apr 14th, '06, 19:45

I saw that on one of the tea muses. It sounds nasty.
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Postby cookster » Apr 14th, '06, 22:36

Really? I liked it. A lot.
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Postby Warden Andy » Apr 14th, '06, 22:52

Well, what sounds nasty is the amount of sugar put in. There is about 60 grams of sugar in one cup of that! That's about twice as much sugar that's in a can of pop. And I already can't drink a can of pop because of how much sugar is in it.
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Postby Phyll » Apr 14th, '06, 23:35

I love it! Until I saw the calorie content! :shock:
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Postby latedecember » Apr 15th, '06, 16:12

I found the green tea farppuccino to taste really powdery. I'll stick to thier choclate coffeish goodness. =)
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Postby TeaFanatic » Apr 15th, '06, 16:51

I really did not like the green tea frap...although I am a sucker to there ice green tea lemonades. Of course that is mainly just sugar...but whatever.
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Postby jogrebe » Apr 15th, '06, 17:58

Wow that has a very dark green color almost like maccha to it, although I'm sure its just lots of food coloring.
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Postby klemptor » Apr 16th, '06, 20:39

I tried and enjoyed the Green Tea Frappuccino. But I didn't approach it with expectations of it tasting like green tea. (I know better than to expect that from Starbucks!)

It's a very sweet, sugary drink with a canteloupe / honeydew melon flavor to it (a flavored syrup, I believe, that they add to the drink). It has a very marginally vegetal flavor; I think that this is the matcha they use to make it. It's been a while since I had it but as I recall, they make it almost like an iced smoothie and they put whipped cream on top.

So my opinion is that as a tea drink, it sucks, but as a sugary-sweet drink, it's enjoyable.
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Postby Carnelian » Apr 16th, '06, 21:15

I have't had that drink, but I've had Caribou Coffee's passion green tea smoothie. It tastes nothing like green tea but the passion fruit flavors combined with massive amounts sugar and caffeine makes it enjoyable
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Postby Richard » Apr 17th, '06, 09:41

There was a point in my life where I would constantly go to the mall by my college because the Seattle's Best Coffee there has an amazing green tea latte. I became semi-addicted to the frothy deliciousness and would go there 2, 3 times a week.

It was a low point, needless to say.
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Postby cookster » Apr 19th, '06, 21:55

Yeah for a frappicuno its a wonderful drink.

For Green Tea its a crime against it :P

I didn't know it had so much .. uhh ... stuff. In it. Thanks for the insight :D
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Postby illadelphia » May 4th, '06, 12:36

60 grams of sugar?! That's wild. The matcha green (naturally green) latte that I pick up from the mocafe website has 20 grams of sugar. To me that's decadent, but 60? That's just insane. :shock:
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Postby sippy cup » May 17th, '06, 23:19

yeah...i'm a coffee slave there...

the unfortunate thing about the green tea frappuccino is just that--it's a frappuccino. which means it's made with the same loaded-calorie cream base as all the other non-coffee frappuccinos. we do use a starbucks matcha tea to make it, but i'm not a fan of it--extremely vegetal taste when used on its own. that's why the recipe calls for adding the honeydew melon syrup, which is all i can personally taste in the green tea frappuccinos.

if you don't like the calories/additives of frappuccinos, though, you can trust the iced green tea and the green tea lemonades. sweetened, the barista will add a couple of pumps of unflavored syrup, but if you ask for it unsweetened, you get our plain, brewed-to-ice tazo zen green tea. you can get the green tea lemonades unsweetened too, but of course there will be the natural sweetener of the lemonade, which is about one part to the two parts tea, and the lemonade starbucks uses has only natural sugars, i think.

to make it short: starbucks will never have a healthy frappuccino. go for the iced tea.
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Postby Darth Jeeling » May 21st, '06, 17:10

Ah, raspberry green tea frappuccino, that must have been what my friend was drinking. I was too disturbed by the colour to ask, and I never set foot inside a Starbucks. Good thing I visit adagio, or I'd never know! :wink:
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