New Starbucks Full Leaf Teas

I have a confession to make. One of my guilty pleasures in life is a tall chai latte from Starbucks. This can be controversial in certain circles as Starbucks is sometimes assigned a level of corporate evil reserved only for Wal-Mart and Teavana. But I was intrigued when I found out that they would be releasing a new line of Tazo full leaf tea bags.  There happens to be a location by my job so I picked up a cup of the China Green Tips. And the verdict is…”meh”. It wasn’t spectacular or special in any way. That being said, it also wasn’t terrible. I also tried the Awake black tea and that was decent as well.

I can definitely see them being a gateway drug to this addicting beverage we call tea. It’s also nice that since I live so close to NYC, I can now pretty much find a decent cuppa on every street corner. I’ve heard the coffee folks aren’t fans but then I really wouldn’t expect them to be. Monday I plan on trying to Darjeeling because I am wondering what the difference is between their full leaf and filter bags.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.