Saturday, April 15, 2006

Better Never Than Latte

I’m not a big coffee fan. But I spend a lot of time at Starbucks. So when I’m there I always get the green tea derived drinks: green tea frappuccino, green tea lemonade... even actual green tea. So when they came out with the green tea latte...

Long story short: I’m glad I only got the “tall.”

Slightly longer: ...because it’s disgusting.

7 comments:

Zack said...

I was gong to tell you, "What were you expecting from powdered green tea? All those drinks are ass." Then I read the post more carefully and realized you actually like the frappuccinos. What?

Tommaso Sciortino said...

All I care about is the Chantico. The only problem is that it seems to vary between "delightful food of the gods" and "thick syrup made with butter".

C said...

I am also confused. Because my comment was going to be that mixing green tea with milk is just gross. But, surely, the frappuccino is made with something creamy and milklike.

lydia said...

I can do milk + green tea if it's in a boba drink, but not for regular tea, and certainly not with horrendous Starbucks green. Is the powder Tazo as well? Tazo green teas are SO LAME.

Kenny said...

Well, la dee dah. I guess *some* people are too good for green tea powder. Well, I like to stay in touch with the common man, thank you.

I enjoy real green tea as well, but I don't have a problem with the Tazo, and honestly, it's kind of nice to drink a beverage without worrying about getting leaves in my mouth.

The frap is barely tea, really. It's pretty much just a green milkshake.

Zack said...

Thomas Sullivan invented the tea bag in 1908. It is not difficult to avoid getting leaves in your mouth.

Kenny said...

Oh, I thought you were insisting on green tea with loose leaves. Because that's really the proper way to enjoy really good green tea.

When you just get a cup of tea there, yeah, you get a tea bag. In the frappucino, the tea barely matters.

The fact that the powder is different from the bag is something I never really thought about, not having actually made one of these drinks myself.