9 Best Matcha Drinks at Starbucks To Order (+ Secret Menus)

May 22, 2024 | Starbucks Coffee

Written By: Millie Pham
Last Updated: May 28, 2024

Tired of your usual coffee order? You're not alone.

Many of us are on the hunt for something different, something that wakes up our taste buds and adds a little excitement to our daily grind.

That's where matcha comes in.

These green tea delights offer a perfect change of pace.

In this article, I'll guide you through the 9 best matcha drinks at Starbucks, including some hidden gems from their secret menu.

Whether you're a matcha newbie or a seasoned pro, you'll find a drink that hits the spot.\

Here are the best Matcha Drinks at Starbucks

Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte

Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte

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Imagine you're sipping on summer in a cup. That's the iced strawberry matcha latte for you.

It starts with pure, unsweetened matcha, which gives you that earthy taste and energy boost.

Then, a splash of vanilla-flavored syrup is added to sweeten the deal.

Poured over a bed of ice, it's the perfect cool-down for any warm day.

But the real star is the strawberry cream cold foam that floats on top like a fluffy cloud of berry goodness.

Just a heads-up, though, for my plant-based friends: the strawberry cream cold foam has dairy, so this one's not on the vegan list. (Here's a list for dairy-free Starbucks drinks.)

But for those who can indulge, it's a fruity twist on the classic matcha that's just too good to pass up.

2. Vanilla Matcha Frappuccino (Secret Menu)

Matcha Vanilla Cream at starbucks

Looking for a secret menu treat that combines the best of both worlds?

Try the Vanilla Matcha Frappuccino.

  • Start with a venti vanilla cream frappuccino, but skip the usual syrup.
  • Instead, add 4 scoops of matcha for that earthy, green tea flavor.
  • Then, mix in 4 scoops of java chips for a bit of crunch.
  • To make it extra indulgent, ask for 3 pumps of white mocha sauce and caramel drizzle.

The result is a creamy, sweet, and slightly crunchy drink that's perfect for matcha lovers looking for something new and exciting.

It's a hidden gem on the Starbucks menu that you won't want to miss.

2. Matcha Espresso Fusion

Matcha Espresso Fusion at starbucks

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The Matcha Espresso Fusion is simple yet sophisticated.

You have the matcha at the base, whisked with milk and ice, creating a smooth, creamy foundation with a subtle sweetness.

Then, on top, a layer of espresso roast adds a robust contrast.

It's a straightforward drink with no frills—just the pure, contrasting flavors of earthy matcha and rich espresso in one cup.

When you mix it up and take that first sip, you get a refreshing yet energizing experience that's hard to beat.

It's the kind of drink that makes you appreciate the little things, like a well-crafted blend of coffee and tea

You can also learn how to make it at home here.

3. Iced Lavender Cream Oatmilk Matcha

Iced Lavender Cream Oatmilk Matcha

Spring has a taste, and you'll find it in the iced lavender cream oatmilk matcha.

This drink is all about smooth, creamy matcha that's been whisked to perfection.

Then, it's poured over ice with oatmilk, which adds a gentle, earthy creaminess that complements the matcha beautifully.

But the real twist? A dollop of lavender cream cold foam on top. It's sweet with a hint of floral that doesn't overpower—it's just right.

While this cup of springtime does have dairy in the foam, it's a refreshing choice that brings a little bit of the blooming outdoors to your taste buds.

4. Iced Matcha Latte

Iced Matcha Latte at starbucks

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When you're craving something that's both comforting and energizing, you can't go wrong with a classic Matcha Latte.

It's a simple blend of sweetened matcha powder and steamed milk that comes together to create a creamy, soothing drink.

You can enjoy it warm, perfect for those chilly mornings, or over ice, just for a sunny day pick-me-up.

Now, for a personal twist on this favorite, I like to shake things up a bit at Starbucks.

I order an iced Venti Matcha Latte but skip the sugar and go for oat milk instead. It adds a nice, creamy texture with a hint of sweetness all on its own. 

Then, I ask for 4 pumps of white mocha sauce. It's not too sweet, but just enough to make each sip feel like a special treat. 

It's my go-to order, and it might just become yours too!

5. Matcha Lemonade

Matcha Lemonade at starbucks

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When the sun's out and you're looking for the ultimate thirst-quencher, the Matcha Lemonade is a bright choice.

It's a straightforward drink that brings together the best of both worlds: the smooth, earthy tones of finely ground matcha green tea and the sharp, refreshing zing of crisp lemonade.

Shaken over ice, it becomes an invigorating, frothy delight that's both sweet and tangy.

And let's not forget about the color – a vibrant green that's as lively as the drink itself.

Whether you're taking a break from work or just need a midday pick-me-up, the Matcha Lemonade is a perfect choice.

6. Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink

Viente Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink...

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If you're in the mood for a fruity, creamy, yet totally dairy-free drink, the Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink is your go-to.

This tropical delight mixes matcha powder with a sweet and tangy pineapple ginger syrup, and all swirled into smooth coconut milk.

It's a refreshing choice that gives your day a burst of island flavor.

Every sip is a balance of the rich, earthy matcha and the bright, zesty notes of pineapple and ginger.

It's like a sunny beach getaway in a cup, perfect for sipping as you soak up the vibes of a warm, breezy day.

7. Matcha Crème Frappuccino

Trying out the matcha crème Frappuccino

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The Matcha Crème Frappuccino is a creamy, dessert-like treat that's all about good vibes and great taste.

It's a simple mix of sweetened premium matcha green tea and milk blended with ice until smooth and frosty.

To finish it off, there's a generous swirl of sweetened whipped cream on top. This drink is perfect for those times when you want something sweet to sip on that'll give you a little pick-me-up.

It's not just a drink; it's a mood booster, packed with the goodness of matcha and the fun of a Frappuccino.

8. Matcha Caramel Macchiato

Matcha Caramel Macchiato is a cool twist on a classic.

Here's how to order it: 

  • Order a Venti Matcha Latte, but change things up by asking for oat milk. 
  • Keep it less sweet by saying no to sugar
  • Add a single pump each of white mocha sauce and caramel syrup for a touch of sweetness.
  • Top it off with extra cold foam and a caramel drizzle that makes every sip a creamy dream. 

It's a special mix for those who love matcha with a hint of caramel goodness. Next time you're at Starbucks, give this secret menu item a go and enjoy the unique flavors!

9. Ice Matcha Latte (low-calorie version)

Ice Matcha Latte at Starbucks (low-calorie version)

Looking for a lighter way to enjoy your matcha? 

Check out the low-calorie version of the iced matcha latte.

It's pretty simple:

  • Order a Grande, but go for almond milk. 
  • Ask for just one scoop of matcha powder to keep the flavor but cut back on the calories. 
  • Skip the liquid cane sugar and sweeten it up with 3 full pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup. 

It's a refreshing, guilt-free take on the classic that's just as tasty. Perfect for sipping on a sunny day or when you're watching your calorie intake but still need that matcha fix.

Millie Pham

Hi there! I'm Millie Pham, a devoted brewer and tea lover at heart. As the founder of Bean Leaf Cup, my mission is to share my tea and coffee expertise with you all. I firmly believe that creating a fantastic cup of tea or coffee should be easy for everyone. No matter if you're already a coffee or tea expert or just beginning your journey, I'm here to help you navigate the world of brewing. Welcome aboard!

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