Photo of a Starbucks coffee shop taken in London 15 January 2003.      / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS        (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
The Forgotten Starbucks Shaken Tea Infused With Sangria Flavors
Certain Starbucks beverages come and go, including specialty collaborations with other drink purveyors, such as the non-alcoholic Teavana Shaken Berry Sangria Herbal Tea.
The drink was announced in the summer of 2016, but by 2017, the drink was nowhere to be found, and the company confirmed via social media that it would not be returning.
The specific tea blend, Teavana Iced Passion Tango Tea, was a pivotal component of the drink. It was a mixture of hibiscus and lemongrass with an added infusion of apple flavors.
The sangria flavor came from a syrup with raspberry, peach, blood orange, and elderberry notes. The crowning touch was fresh blackberries, orange slices, and real apple juice.
This beverage was also released during the era of the ill-fated Fizzio handcrafted sodas, so some U.S. customers had the opportunity to order sparkling versions of it.