Back by Popular Demand, Starbucks Celebrates Year of the Sheep with Return of Blossoming Peach Tea Latte
Following an overwhelmingly successful debut in Vancouver and Toronto last year, Starbucks Canada is bringing back the popular StarbucksÂ® Blossoming Peach Tea Latte for a limited time and expanding its availability to cities across Canada in celebration of Chinese New Year.
â€œChinese New Year is a time to come together to celebrate and honour traditions, new and old,â€ said Kevin Reid, director, beverage category, Starbucks Canada. â€œWe were blown away by the love customers showed for the StarbucksÂ® Blossoming Peach Tea Latte last year. Â This year, we are so pleased not only to bring it back, but to share it with even more Canadians and perhaps inspire new delicious traditions.â€
Peach Blossom is a traditional flower in China and a symbol of beauty, love and longevity. Â StarbucksÂ® Blossoming Peach Tea Latte, which was inspired by a popular handcrafted beverage made in StarbucksÂ® cafes in China, begins with bright and aromatic TeavanaÂ® Earl Grey tea and the delicate aroma of peach, combined with freshly steamed milk, topped with whipped cream and peach blossom sugar crystals.
Exclusively created for the Canadian market, Starbucks first introduced the StarbucksÂ® Blossoming Peach Tea Latte as a limited time offering in 2014 in participating stores in the Greater Vancouver and Greater Toronto areas. Â This year, Starbucks will offer the handcrafted beverage across Canada at all participating StarbucksÂ® locations beginning today until March 2nd while supplies last, in celebration of Chinese New Year, which takes place February 19, 2015.
The StarbucksÂ® Blossoming Peach Tea Latte joins the vibrant flavours of TeavanaÂ® brewed-to-order hot teas, which launched in Canadian StarbucksÂ® stores at the beginning of 2015. Â Customers can find the blend that suits their unique taste preferences from the selection of our ten classic and best-selling teas:
TeavanaÂ® Jade Citrus Mint(TM/MC) – a bright citrus balance of lemon verbena and lemongrass with a hint of spearmint and a rich China Chun Mee green tea base.
TeavanaÂ® Emperorâ€™s Clouds & Mistâ„¢/MC – praised as ‘green gold’ for centuries, this Chinese green tea has a light smoky beginning, a soft sweet middle, and a green tea finish.
TeavanaÂ® Oprah Chai – a distinctive chai tea blend of black and rooibos teas with sweet spice. For every Oprah Chai beverage sold at a participating store, Starbucks will donate $0.25 (U.S.) to The
Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation to support educational and mentorship opportunities for young people. Learn more at oprah.com/oprahchai
TeavanaÂ® Youthberry(TM/MC) – white tea with a refreshing sweet pineapple and fruity acai berry infusion, and a subtle floral finish.
TeavanaÂ® Royal English Breakfast – a full-bodied black tea infused with malty and oaky undertones.
TeavanaÂ® Earl Grey – famously highbrow and high grown, this Earl Grey is a bright blend of black teas and fragrant bergamot oil and lavender.
TeavanaÂ® Passion Tangoâ„¢/MC – a harmonious pairing of bright tropical notes of papaya and mango with citrus lemongrass and a hint of cinnamon.
TeavanaÂ® Pineapple Kona Popâ„¢/MC – a pineapple and citrus infusion with light floral undertones.
TeavanaÂ® Mint Majestyâ„¢/MC – spearmint and peppermint join with subtle lemon verbena to create this cooling, refreshing herbal tea.
TeavanaÂ® Peach Tranquilityâ„¢/MC – a peaceful medley of chamomile, sweet peach infusion with light citrus and floral undertones.
Starbucks baristas will prepare the perfect cup of TeavanaÂ® hot tea using sachets that provide bold, delicious flavour, similar to a loose leaf tea.
For more information please visit www.starbucks.ca.