FAST FOOD NEWS: Starbucks Teavana Lightly Sweet Chai Tea Latte and Shaken Iced White Tea

Teavana Lightly Sweet Chai Tea Latte

Starbucks is kicking spring off with two new Teavana Tea beverages — Lightly Sweet Chai Tea Latte and Shaken Iced White Tea.

The new chai tea is a less-sweet take on Teavana’s Classic Chai Tea Latte. It’s black tea infused with cinnamon, clove, and other spices that’s mixed with milk, liquid cane sugar, and ice. It’s also available hot.

A 16-ounce Lightly Sweet Chai Tea Latte Iced with 2% milk has 190 calories, 4 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 15 milligrams of cholesterol, 100 milligrams of sodium, 31 grams of carbohydrates, 30 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of protein.

Teavana Shaken Iced White Tea

Teavana’s Shaken Iced White Tea is, according to Starbucks, “soft and delicate with a clean, bright finish.” Okay. Like all Teavana Shaken Iced Teas, they can be unsweetened or sweetened.

A sweetened 16-ounce serving has 45 calories, 0 grams of fat, 10 milligrams of sodium, 11 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of sugar, 0 grams of protein, and 20-25 milligrams of caffeine.

If you’ve tried any of the new teas, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Images via Starbucks)

10 thoughts on “FAST FOOD NEWS: Starbucks Teavana Lightly Sweet Chai Tea Latte and Shaken Iced White Tea

  1. I tried the Lightly Sweet Chai Tea today. Never again. It had a strong artificial taste and made my tongue feel weird. Love the original chai tea and will stick with it!

  2. Lightly sweet is an understatement! How about “Barely Sweet”? Tried this when my SB was of of regular chai tea. Not close enough in sweetness to be similar to regular. Used two packets of their “Whole Earth” sweetener, and that made it drinkable. Do I like sweetness too much? Maybe, but this is a non-repeat. Oprah chai is a better Plan B, although not as good as regular chai. Not sure they have that anymore.

  3. I liked the slightly sweet chai latte because the amount of sugar in the original one caused me to order it less. I couldn’t justify that many grams of sugar in one 16 oz drink, so thanks for the alternative!

  4. Was worried about artificial sweeteners in this one, but the barista assured me that there were none. I got it iced and find it refreshing, definitely going to be good on hot summer days

  5. I like this beverage 6 out of 10 times. I really wanted to like it, I have been worried about all the extra sugar in my diet. I think they may have missed something in training their barista’s. The lack of consistency is making me a little crazy……I may go back to the regular for that reason alone.

  6. Love the slightly sweet chai tea latte. It is creamy and smooth without being overly sweet or spicy. I have only tried it over ice, but it it quite refreshing! Will definitely be making this one a favorite.

  7. This is delicious. I order a nonfat venti ice with 9 pumps of chai (3 extra) and no cane syrup. Love the control over sweetness that this option gives us.

    I really wish I could buy this concentrate for use at home.

  8. I really enjoy the White Iced tea. I have it lightly sweetened or sweetened at just 45 calories. It is low in calories. It is sweet, refreshing and satisfies my sweet tooth without me feeling too deprived. I love Carmel Frapaccinos but the calories are way too high to have more than once a month. I hope they don’t stop making the white tea. It is my new summer favorite that I can have everyday.

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