Coffee and tea to a T
> Starbucks unveils a range of innovative tea beverages including a modern tea-drinking experience
specifically developed for its customers in Malaysia who increasingly want new and different tastes and experiences. “We see a tremendous new opportunity to leverage the company’s expertise in creating the best-in-class retail experiences, handcrafting customised beverages and sourcing the finest ingredients to create a premium tea experience,” Quays added. And just as they’ve done for coffee, tea is re-imagined at Starbucks shares Quays. With tea today a US$125 (RM513) billion global industry in the world and second to water, Starbucks has leveraged on the company’s internal expertise, knowledge on retail experiences and handcrafted beverages, to come up with this new premium tea experience for its valued customers. The result – three new Starbucks Teavana Handcrafted Beverages comprising Matcha & Espresso Fusion, Black Tea with Ruby Grapefruit and Honey, and Iced Shaken Green Tea with Aloe and Prickly Pear.
MY CUP OF TEA While the first two come in hot and cold versions, the latter is served iced. Fiends of milk and cream will drool over Starbucks Matcha & Espresso Fusion concocted with fine Matcha powder, a blanket of milk and Starbucks signature Espresso Roast offering a beverage that is smooth, blending coffee and tea. More traditional tea drinkers will delight in the Black Tea with a tinge of sweet and sour from the honey and Star Ruby red grapefruit, served either hot or cold. And those into chilled fruity teas will simply love the iced green tea paired with diced aloe, complemented with syrup of prickly pear, a cool thirst quencher on a hot sunny day.
These tea beverages are made to a T using only premium, high-quality ingredients sourced from known growers, and specially tasted and tested for the finest cuppa fit for Starbucks Teavana.
DELIGHTFUL NEW EXPERIENCE Sharing the limelight is Starbucks Teavana Full Leaf Tea Sachets that allows one to indulge in a perfectly steeped cuppa. Sit back and enjoy it via Starbucks new Tea Service Experience, served in custom-designed teapots and delicate cups or have it wherever you are, perhaps in a contemporary at-home experience.
Starbucks has a delightful menu of lovely teas to choose from. Try its black teas of English Breakfast, Earl Grey or Chai; or its green teas that come as Emperor’s Clouds and Mist or Mint Citrus; if not its herbal version of Hibiscus.
With the fine selection of coffees and teas handcrafted to perfection, it is no wonder that Starbucks remains one’s third and preferred space for many of us.
Iced Matcha & Espresso Fusion
Iced Shaken Green Tea with Aloe & Prickly Pear
Hot Black Tea with Ruby Grapefruit & Honey