Gather round, sweet summer children, for wonder of sunshine-inspired Starbucks drinks is a gift just keeps on giving. While we were all busy being overwhelmed by the glory of the Teavana Shaken Iced Pineapple Black Tea Infusion that dropped earlier this month, some genius at Starbucks was leaving us behind for 2037 while we were all living in 2017, and took it to the next level to create a Starbucks Pina Colada drink so delicious that you'll want to get caught in the rain and maybe do some stuff in the dunes of the cape.
Officially dubbed the Teavana Iced Piña Colada Tea Infusion in Starbucks' press release, this drink is a blend of black teas and creamy coconutmilk reminiscent of the real thing. Starbucks describes it as "Like summer in a cup, all year long" — fitting because, praise be to the tea gods, this particular brew will be available all year long. While you should definitely live it up all summer long like the beach babe you are, this will undoubtedly come in handy come December, when you're up to your eyeballs in Pumpkin Spice Lattes and need to remember that there is still sunshine on the other side of all the snow.
The drinks are already available in stores, so eager beavers can hop on the Pina Colada train right now. For those curious about the caffeine content, a Grande version of the drink has approximately 25mg of caffeine to get your morning beach buzz on. Although Starbucks notes that they can never guarantee products are free from allergens, the drink itself is gluten-free without any personal twists added to it.
Again, this is just the latest addition to Starbucks' round of Teavana flavors, which include Pineapple Black Tea, Strawberry Green Tea, and Peach Citrus White Tea, which Starbucks notes are excellent "afternoon drinks". As a personal subscriber to the coffee for breakfast, tea for snack, hot chocolate for dessert camp, I could not agree with this assessment more.
In the meantime, if anyone needs me, I'll be drinking a Starbucks Pina Colada and murmuring "I'm the love that you've looked for, come with me, and escape" just quietly enough to disconcert everyone in a five foot radius of me. Enjoy your beach teas, y'all!