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New Starbucks lavender drink presents strong profile

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Every season Starbucks comes out with a seasonal menu for customers to try out their most popular drinks. Sometimes they even create new ones to put on the menu. 

I enjoy trying new drinks from different coffee shops, but I was especially intrigued when I saw that Starbucks came out with an Iced Lavender Cream Oat Milk Matcha drink. I have never had matcha before, and the green base with the purple cream on top really reeled me in.

I am someone who is really big on appearance and packaging so this one caught my eye because of the spring colors. I have also been wanting to try matcha for a very long time, so I saw this as a perfect opportunity.

I had no idea what to expect when trying this, but what I do know is that I like my drinks to be sweet. I ordered a grande, which is basically a medium, for $5.95. The grande size includes three scoops of matcha powder with lavender cold foam and oat milk. 

When I took my first sip, I only got a taste of the lavender cold foam on top since it was pretty thick. I loved the flavor of it because it was light and sweet. 

I went in for a second drink and made sure to get the actual matcha flavor in, and honestly, I wish I didn’t. I quickly figured out that I am not a fan of matcha. 

It was very bland with no sweetness to it and honestly kind of tasted like straight milk. I tried mixing the lavender cold foam with the matcha to see if it would help but unfortunately, I still did not enjoy the drink. 

Even though this drink was a flop in my opinion, I enjoy the thrill of trying new drinks, especially when they’re pretty colors. I will have to stick to my go-to order of a strawberry refresher with lemonade and no strawberries.

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