23 Popular Starbucks Secret Tea Menu Drinks & How to Order Them

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Mix up your favorite tea drinks with one of these options from the Starbucks secret menu — here’s how to order every single one properly!

Two Starbucks iced drinks with green straws.
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Starbucks Secret Menu

Starbucks has a secret menu that’s not too much of a secret. They’re customized drinks that fans of Starbucks and baristas have created, based off the regular, official menu that have gained popularity through social media.

One thing to know about the secret menu at Starbucks is that you shouldn’t order them by name but instead, by the ingredients that goes into it.

25 Starbucks Secret Tea Menu Drinks

The best way to order a secret menu drink is by letting them know the base drink (a regular menu item), then any substitutions (like using milk instead of water), followed by additions and toppings.

All beverages are in grande drink size.

1. Ombré Pink Drink

  • Base drink: Kiwi Starfruit Refresher
  • Substitutions: None
  • Additions: Coconutmilk, passion tea
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Kiwi Starfruit Refresher with coconutmilk instead of water, shaken and then topped off with a splash of passion tango iced tea?”
  • Note: Yup, coconutmilk is one word. It’s Starbucks’ own coconut milk recipe.

2. Iced London Fog Tea

  • Base drink: Iced Black Tea
  • Substitutions: Replace water with cold milk, remove liquid cane sugar
  • Additions: 2 pumps of vanilla syrup, cold foam
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Iced Black Tea with milk instead of water, no liquid cane sugar, 2 pumps vanilla, and cold foam?”

RELATED: Homemade London Fog Drink

3. Strawberry Matcha Drink

  • Base drink: Pink Drink
  • Substitutions: None
  • Additions: Vanilla cold foam with matcha, strawberry puree
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Pink Drink with strawberry puree at the bottom of the cup? And can I get vanilla cold foam on top with a scoop of matcha powder blended into it?”

4. White Chocolate Cinnamon Chai Latte

  • Base drink: Chai Latte
  • Substitutions: None
  • Additions: 2 pumps of cinnamon dolce, 2 pump of white mocha, whipped cream, cinnamon dolce powder
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Chai Latte with 2 pumps cinnamon dolce and 2 pumps white mocha, topped off with whipped cream and cinnamon dolce power?”

5. Passion Cold Buster Tea

  • Base drink: None
  • Substitutions: Replace half of the water with steamed lemonade
  • Additions: 1 Passion Tango tea bag, 1 Emperor’s Cloud and Mist tea bag, 1 packet honey
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande hot tea with 1 Passion Tango tea bag, 1 Emperor’s Clouds and Mist tea bag, and 1 packet of honey, made with half hot water and half steamed lemonade?”
  • Note: This is a variation of Medicine Ball Tea, which used to be on the secret menu but got so popular it was added to the regular menu under the name Honey Citrus Mint Tea. Here’s how to make it at home.

6. The Mad Tea Party Drink

  • Base drink: Iced Black Tea
  • Substitutions: Iced Passion Tango Tea instead of water
  • Additions: Dragon fruit inclusions, blackberry inclusions, strawberry inclusions
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Iced Black Tea with Passion Tango Tea instead of water, dragon fruit inclusions, blackberry inclusions, and strawberry inclusions?”
  • Note: Inclusions are dried fruit that are added to iced drinks.

7. Raspberry Milk Tea

  • Base drink: Iced Black Tea
  • Substitutions: Replace water with half & half, no liquid cane sugar
  • Additions: 1 ½ pumps of toffee nut, 1 ½ pumps of raspberry
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Iced Black Tea with no liquid cane sugar, half & half instead of water, 1 ½ pumps toffee nut, and 1 ½ pumps raspberry?”

8. Iced White Milk Tea

  • Base drink: Iced White Tea
  • Substitutions: 2% milk instead of water, optional to substitute cinnamon dolce syrup for liquid cane sugar 
  • Additions: None
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Iced White Tea with milk instead of water, (and cinnamon dolce syrup instead of liquid cane sugar)?”

9. Baby Yoda Frappuccino 

  • Base drink: Matcha Green Tea Creme Frappuccino
  • Substitutions: None
  • Additions: Caramel drizzle, caramel ribbon crunch topping or caramel brulee crunch topping (whichever is available)
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Matcha Frappuccino with caramel drizzle around the cup, then caramel drizzle and caramel ribbon crunch topping on top of the whip?”

10. Thin Mint Frappuccino

  • Base drink: Matcha Green Tea Creme Frappuccino
  • Substitutions: Remove classic syrup, replace with 1 pump of mocha sauce and 1 pump of peppermint syrup
  • Additions: Java chips, mocha drizzle
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Matcha Frappuccino with no classic syrup, 1 pump mocha, 1 pump peppermint, java chips blended in, and mocha drizzle on top?”

11. Dirty Matcha Frappuccino

  • Base drink: Matcha Green Tea Creme Frappuccino
  • Substitutions: None
  • Additions: 1-2 shots of espresso
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Matcha Frappuccino with a shot of espresso blended in?”

12. Dirty Matcha Latte

  • Base drink: Matcha Latte
  • Substitutions: None
  • Additions: 1-2 shots of espresso
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Matcha Latte with a shot of espresso?”

13. Dirty Chai Latte

  • Base drink: Chai Latte
  • Substitutions: None
  • Additions: 1-2 shots of espresso
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Chai Latte with a shot of espresso?”

14. Dirty Chai Creme Frappuccino

  • Base drink: Chai Creme Frappuccino
  • Substitutions: None
  • Additions: 1-2 shots of espresso
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Chai Frappuccino with a shot of espresso blended in?”

15. Raspberry Iced Tea

  • Base drink: Iced Black Tea
  • Substitutions: Replace liquid cane sugar with raspberry syrup
  • Additions: None
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Iced Black Tea with raspberry syrup instead of liquid cane sugar?”

16. Raspberry Matcha Latte

  • Base drink: Matcha Green Tea Latte
  • Substitutions: Replace classic syrup with raspberry syrup
  • Additions: None
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Matcha Latte with raspberry instead of classic syrup?”

17. Green Drink

  • Base drink: Iced Black Tea
  • Substitutions: Replace water with coconutmilk
  • Additions: 2 scoops of matcha powder
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Iced Black Tea with 2 scoops of matcha powder and coconutmilk instead of water?”

18. Blue Drink

  • Base drink: Iced Passion Tango Tea
  • Substitutions: Replace water with soy milk, replace liquid cane sugar with vanilla syrup
  • Additions: None
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Iced Passion Tango Tea with soy milk instead of water, and vanilla instead of liquid cane sugar?”

19. Orange Drink

  • Base drink: Iced Black Tea Lemonade
  • Substitutions: Reduce liquid cane sugar to 2 pumps
  • Additions: Peach tea infusion, splash of soy milk
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Iced Black Tea Lemonade with only 2 pumps liquid cane sugar, peach tea infusion, and a splash of soy milk?”

20. Pumpkin Chai Latte

  • Base drink: Chai Latte
  • Substitutions: None
  • Additions: 2 pumps of pumpkin spice syrup
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Chai Latte with 2 pumps pumpkin spice?”
  • Note: This drink is seasonal due to the pumpkin spice syrup so it’s not available all year round.

RELATED: Homemade Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte

21. Cha Cha Latte

  • Base drink: Matcha Green Tea Latte
  • Substitutions: None
  • Additions: 1 ½ pumps of chai syrup
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Matcha Latte with 1 ½ pumps chai syrup?

22. Vanilla Chai

  • Base drink: Chai Latte
  • Substitutions: None
  • Additions: Vanilla syrup
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Chai Latte with vanilla syrup?”

23. Sunset Refresher

  • Base drink: Kiwi Starfruit Lemonade
  • Substitutions: None
  • Additions: Topped off with black tea
  • How to order it: “Can I get a grande Kiwi Starfruit Lemonade, topped off with black tea after it’s shaken?”

Have a secret tea menu drink you want to share? Add it in the comments!

Questions You May Have

Why is it that when I ordered a Purple Drink at Starbucks and the barista didn’t know how to make it?

Since the drinks on the secret menu aren’t on the official Starbucks menu, baristas aren’t trained to make them. It’s best to order it with the ingredients so they know exactly what goes into it.

Can I make my own secret menu drink?

Yes! All the drinks on this list were created by Starbucks customers and became popular on social media. Come up with your own custom drink and if you wish, take a pic and share it on Twitter, Instagram, or TikTok.

How can I order the secret menu on the Starbucks app?

There isn’t a secret menu option on the app but it is easy to order drinks with customizations, which is what the secret menu drinks are. Select the modifications for your drink without having to recite each sentence of your secret menu drink to the barista.  

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2 thoughts on “23 Popular Starbucks Secret Tea Menu Drinks & How to Order Them”

  1. At Christmas time I always order the Chai-egg. It’s a Chai tea latte made with eggnog instead of milk, but if you want it all eggnog, no water you have to say that. Otherwise they cut the eggnog with water. If the barista is extra good or nice they’ll ask if you want it all eggnog or cut with water.

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