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A Coffee Expert’s Look Into Starbucks UK Tea Menu

How does the Starbucks tea scene compare to the brand’s world-renown specialty coffees? Does Starbucks have green tea? Not only does Starbucks feature green teas, but the quality teas at Starbucks are surprisingly diverse. The main types of Starbucks tea drinks include Starbucks black tea, Starbucks chai, Starbucks green tea, and Starbucks herbal tea.

Let’s get a coffee expert’s look into the Starbucks tea menu for the types, subtypes, and temperatures of teas to try.

The 27 Best Starbucks Tea Flavours

From avid bookworms wanting to curl up with a hot cup of tea to aspiring writers needing the focus of an iced tea, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our carefully organized list of hot and cold Starbucks tea menu items sorted by tea type to peruse the best drinks to get at Starbucks.

Starbucks Tea Menu

Why Starbucks Tea Over Coffee?

There is less caffeine in tea vs coffee, so you can still cut back on it without losing Starbucks.

It’s [also] pretty well established that the compounds in tea – their flavonoids – are good for the heart and may reduce cancer.

Considering suitable coffee alternatives? Tea is a great option with many health benefits (1).

The 3 Starbucks Chai Teas

Starbucks lists 3 subtypes of chai teas on their online menu. As “chai” means “tea,” shorten these drink names to chai latte or iced chai latte. Your barista will thank you.

1. Chai Tea Latte

Chai Tea Latte

The Starbucks chai tea latte is the most iconic combination of black tea, spices and steamed milk. Enjoy the radiating warmth, the foam topping, and a balanced spicy infusion of clove and cinnamon.

If you prefer the iced version, you’ll still get the same flavour profile over a nice glass of refreshing ice.

For more tea lattes or even just regular lattes, check out Starbucks’ latte menu online.

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, try making a dirty chai latte recipe yourself at home.

2. Iced Chai Tea Latte

Iced Chai Tea Latte

3. Classic Chai Tea

Starbucks UK Chai Tea

Chai in its most simple form is black tea brewed with a heady blend of spices like cardamom, cinnamon and black pepper. The non-latte version is a great way to experience the full range of flavours, as well as being lower in calories.

The 3 Starbucks Black Teas

Not ready to fully give up on caffeine? Black tea is made from fermented tea leaves and has the closest caffeine content to coffee of any other tea, ranging from 47 mg per 240 ml, up to 90 mg. Let’s explore these stronger teas.

4. Earl Grey Tea

Earl Grey Tea

For a simpler and more classic take on the London fog tea latte, the earl grey tea has none of the vanilla, replacing it instead with the hint of lemonade and the Grande strength of 2 tea bags.

5. Royal English Breakfast Tea

Royal English Breakfast Tea

What else could be more fitting than a royal English breakfast black tea to start off your morning right? It’s full-bodied, complex, and strong, with an elegance you’ll carry with you all day long.

6. Lemon Iced Tea

Starbucks UK Lemon Iced Tea

When summer rolls around, you’ll be reaching for this refreshing fruity blast. The blend of citrus syrup and lemonade served over ice is a fresh way to quench that thirst.

The 9 Starbucks Green Teas

Moving on to steamed tea leaves, let’s dive into green teas featuring crowd-pleasing matchas and regular green teas with smoky, citrus, and minty notes, added lemonade, and peach flavours.

7. Matcha Green Tea Latte

Matcha Tea Latte

This matcha tea latte Starbucks offers, hot and iced, started it all. Made creamy with its steamed milk, this smooth sipping experience gives you the perfect mix of espresso and matcha powder. I would personally classify this drink as the best hot tea at Starbucks.

Check out this YouTube video to learn how to make a Starbucks matcha tea latte at home.

8. Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte

Iced Matcha Tea Latte

9. Emperor’s Clouds & Mist

Emperor’s Clouds & Mist

You’ll be floating all day after sipping this deliciously sweet and uniquely smoky green tea.

10. Jasmine Pearls Tea

Starbucks UK Jasmine Tea

Want green tea with a little extra? The perfumed scent of jasmine will transport you to a world of luxury.

11. Citrus Mint Tea

Jade Citrus Mint Brewed Tea

Sore from post-workout or lack of sleep? The lemon verbena present in this citrus mint brewed green tea has been said to help with muscle damage (3). And if that’s not enough lemon flavouring, there’s also lemongrass with a complimentary note of spearmint to soothe your soul.

12. Iced Green Tea

Starbucks UK Iced Green Tea

13. Iced Green Tea Lemonade

Iced Green Tea Lemonade

Can’t get enough lemon? Throw lemonade into the mix of lemongrass and lemon verbena with the cooling minty freshness of an iced green tea lemonade. Talk about life giving you lemons!

14.  Peach Iced Tea

Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade

Iced Starbucks green tea lemonade just got a whole lot more peachy keen with its blend of vibrant peach and zesty lemon flavours.

15. Youthberry Tea

Starbucks UK Youthberry Tea

Starbucks UK’s Youthberry Tea starts with a base of white tea – a minimally processed tea with a refreshing floral taste. This is combined with pineapple and acai flavours for a fruity finish.

The 4 Starbucks Herbal Teas

For more R&R and less stress, these 4 Starbucks herbal teas will perk you up on your low days.

16. Mint Herbal Blend Tea

Mint Majesty

This herbal blend has two kids of mint, with both peppermint and spearmint, plus the citrussy tang of lemon verbena. Perfect on days when you need a little hug or a gentle pick-me-up for oncoming flus.

17. Hibiscus Herbal Blend Tea

Starbucks UK Hibiscus Herbal Blend

Starbucks have infused this herbal blend with all the flavours of the tropics. Along with hibiscus, you’ll taste papaya, mango and lemongrass, with a hint of cinnamon to finish.

18. Iced Hibiscus Tea

Starbucks UK Iced Hibiscus Tea

This summery refresher takes a pure hibiscus infusion and serves it over ice. Simple, delicious.

19. Iced Hibiscus Tea Lemonade

Starbucks UK Iced Hibiscus Lemonade

This version amps up the sweetness, adding still lemonade to the Iced Hibiscus Tea.

The 4 Starbucks Honourable Mentions

To end off this list, here are 4 honourable tea mentions of old, new, and quirky Starbucks teas.

20. Starbucks Wellness Teas

Starbucks Wellness Teas

21. Starbucks Boba Tea

Starbucks Boba Tea

22. Very Berry Starbucks Hibiscus Tea

Very Berry Starbucks Hibiscus Tea

23. Starbucks Milk Tea

Starbucks Milk Tea

Final Thoughts

Whether you choose to enjoy a Starbucks hot tea or its iced twin version, there’s plenty of options on the menu. The biggest choice you’ll make is the type of tea you wish to experience: chai, black, green, or herbal. Keep in mind some variations are caffeine-free while others aren’t. Ultimately, the best tea at Starbucks will be up to your personal preference. So sip and enjoy!


Yes, the Starbucks wellness teas are unfortunately discontinued now. The rev up was the last Starbucks wellness tea to go, along with the comfort and defence wellness teas. The hot brewed passion tango herbal tea has also been discontinued recently.

Starbucks uses Teavana tea. The Teavana teas listed on the Starbucks menu online include Earl Grey, emperor’s clouds & mist, jade citrus mint, peach tranquility, royal English breakfast, and chai. Each tea is loose leaf and brewed with filtered water in pyramid bags with enough space to expand for the most optimal flavour extraction. If you’re watching your caffeine intake, note green tea has caffeine, as well as black and chai. To avoid Starbucks tea with caffeine, go for herbal tea.

The cold Starbucks refreshers listed on the Starbucks menu online include the dragon drink, the mango dragon fruit, the mango dragon fruit lemonade, the paradise drink, the strawberry acai, the strawberry acai lemonade, the pineapple passionfruit, the pineapple passionfruit lemonade, and the pink drink.

  1. Edgar, J. (2009, March 20). Types of Teas and Their Health Benefits. Retrieved April 15, 2023, from https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/tea-types-and-their-health-benefits
  2. Starbucks Stories & News. (2014, March 19). Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey Come Together to Create Teavana Oprah Chai Tea. Retrieved April 15, 2023, from https://stories.starbucks.com/stories/2014/starbucks-and-oprah-winfrey-come-together-to-create-teavana-oprah-chai-tea/
  3. WebMD. (n.d.). Lemon Verbena – Uses, Side Effects, and More. Retrieved April 16, 2023, from https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-632/lemon-verbena
Dasha Toptygina
I am a writer who delves into all manner of things related to coffee, cats, and characters. I started drinking coffee daily in university and now my entire work, life, and personality all revolve around procuring the perfect brew. I start every morning with yoga, French Press coffee, and some special creative time devoted to working on a magical cat café story... but, more on that later.

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