I’ve written a few posts speculating about the upcoming carbonated offerings at Starbucks, but there’s two other drinks coming up on the summer menu that don’t involve the mysterious carbonation machine — both shaken teas springing from the recent Teavana acquisition.

A tall Peach Green Tea Lemonade. The blur is optional.

A tall Peach Green Tea Lemonade. The blur is optional.

This review covers the Peach Green Tea Lemonade. It’s a shaken iced tea with lemonade added, like the Passion Tea Lemonade (one of my favorite drinks on the rare occasions that I want something cold). It can only be ordered iced, but can be ordered in any size from Tall up through the 30-ounce Trenta.

I’ll be honest, peach is not one of my favorite flavors, especially fake peach. So I was expecting to be kind of “meh” on this one. However, I was pleasantly surprised: the peach flavor is not overwhelming, and doesn’t hit you over the head with fakeness. Instead, it blends quite nicely with the green tea. The lemonade is also not overwhelming, just adding an overall citrus-ness to the drink. Unlike a lot of sweetened Starbucks drinks, you can actually taste the tea.

Overall it’s a nice balance of fruity, citrusy flavors and crisp green tea. I recommend it if you want a nice cool drink that’s not as sugary as a Frappuccino.

Bullet-pointed summary:

  • What: Peach Green Tea Lemonade¬†shaken iced tea
  • Where: Starbucks
  • Options: Just the size
  • Verdict: A sweet, fruity, citrusy drink that manages not to completely bury the green tea.