I have a new favorite drink at Starbucks. It’s called the Tea Latte. I’ve seen the drink option on the menu for a while, but I didn’t really have the desire to try something new. I was satisfied with my Venti Caramel Macchiatos and Venti Lattes. But a few weeks ago, a genius Barista at my local Starbucks recommended the Tea Latte to me. It was a Venti Tea Latte with two tea bags of awake tea, water filled up more than half-way, some kind of syrup added to it and steamed milk with a little foam up to the top. The nutritional information is as follows:
I was kind of surprised to see that there were 250 calories in a Venti Awake Tea Latte. The reason being because it is mostly water. It really makes me wonder how many calories are in the Venti Caramel Macchiato…let me check…whoa! A whole milk Venti Caramel Macchiato has 340 calories. That’s a lot. But probably not as many calories as the Bacon Burger I ate for dinner.
It may not seem like much, but shaving 90 calories off a drink that you have everyday is significant. If you think about drinking the Tea Latte I mentioned earlier everyday instead of the Venti Whole Milk Caramel Macchiato, then I will have saved 90 calories x 30 days in a month, which is…2700 calorie savings! That’s an entire day’s worth of calories. So if I drink Tea Lattes instead of Caramel Macchiatos it will be like I ate a whole lot less. I still like Caramel Macchiatos tho, so I think I will drink those until I explode caramel everywhere.
Tonight I’m not exactly sure what kind of Tea Latte I got. I didn’t specify what kind of tea I wanted. And the tea seems to be pretty fragrant, with a strong aftertaste…so I’m guessing it is an Earl Grey Tea Latte. This one is pretty good and it is very flavorful so I have been sipping it instead of gulping the Awake version. I’m not sure which one I like more. They both are good. So I’m happy. I think I’ll alternate between the two.
You can really taste that you are getting less calories. The drink is much lighter than a Venti Latte or Caramel Macchiato.