Starbucks Brown Sugar Latte Is Officially Back!
They have new matcha drinks, too.
The milk tea trend might have slowed down last year, but the brown sugar trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Starbucks has officially brought back its popular Okinawa Brown Sugar Latte. This drink is slightly sweet because of the Okinawa brown sugar that pairs well with Starbucks espresso. It's topped with an airy milky foam cloud and a drizzle of brown sugar.
This drink is named Okinawa because a specific kind of brown sugar called kokuto from Okinawa is considered a premium ingredient for its distinct flavor. This brown sugar is made by slowly cooking pure sugarcane.
Alongside the comeback of this drink are two new Starbucks beverages on the menu that are similarly Japanese-inspired. The Roasted Soybean Pure Matcha Latte is a pure matcha-based refreshment topped with a smooth, cold foam, dusted with pulverized roasted soybean powder, and then drizzled with the Okinawa brown sugar. There's also the Black Sesame Pure Matcha Latte with Taro Foam is another matcha-based beverage with a thick black sesame sauce, topped with a layer of purple taro foam.
Starbucks' Roasted Soybean Pure Matcha Latte and the Black Sesame Pure Matcha Latte with Taro Foam are available as hot and iced beverages, while the Okinawa Brown Sugar Latte is available as both, plus blended (P175/grande, P190/grande, and P205/venti).