The Crazy Starbucks Challenge: Going Green with a Twist

[ What is TCSBC? ]

The Drink: Green Tea Cream Frappuccino with Mint Syrup
The Price: FREE! And in a cute little cup, too ♥
Actual Price: Php 180.00 for a Tall (Around $4.00), Php 10.00 for every upsize

Green Tea With Mint
Green Tea Cream Frappuccino + Mint Syrup

What I think:
Stay in Starbucks long enough on a good day and you’d probably get to experience two of these adorable drink samples. Today I was lucky enough to get one a few hours in, just at lunch time! I always get a little excited with I see a barista walking around with a tray of these tiny cups. First, because I know it’s free. Second, if it’s something I haven’t tried before, I get a sneak peek without spending a single Peso! (Let’s be honest, the best things in life become even better when they’re free of charge. :p)

Today I got the Green Tea Cream Frappuccino with Mint Syrup. I was skeptical at first but, again, it’s free! So why not, right? And I was pleasantly surprised.

I was never a fan of mint in drinks unless it’s in my Mojito (which should be a completely different post… I should make a series about that too). I am particularly Anti Peppermint Mocha. But this was… very, very refreshing. It didn’t have any chocolate or mocha in it but it tasted a lot like the Mint Chocolates that I love munching on. This got me even more interested in The Grasshopper that my friend Paoline suggested.

Would I drink it again? Yes. It’s not too sweet and it’s perfect for a hot day~

You will like it if:
1. … you love mint.
2. … you need a slight change from your regular Green Tea Cream drink.
3. … you want to feel refreshed and cool and oh so chic.

You will hate it if:
1. … you hate mint (but try it anyway. I became a convert!)
2. … you are a purist.
3. … you’d rather just wait an entire year for Christmas and have the Peppermint Mocha.

Tweak it!
+ Add chocolate chips! I imagine it would taste even more like mint chocolate chip ice cream.
+ Add some Mocha drizzle to your whipped cream for an even more pronounced mint chocolate chip flavor.
– Ask for less vanilla syrup if you want it to even be less sweet.
+/- Order it hot and tell me what you think!

Sugar Bombs: ◉ ◉ ◉ ◎ ◎
Espresso Shots Fired: ◎ ◎ ◎ ◎ ◎

Personal Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆


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