I am pleasantly surprised. (I’m sure the matcha purists will be horrified!)
The first couple sips I definitely got a bit of the grassy/raw matcha flavor (I think some powder was hiding in the foam). It was also way too hot. As it cools and I get deeper into the cup I am getting a lot of honey sweetness. Must be in the mix as I did not add anything. The mix of matcha (or whatever they use) and honey and frothed milk is a nice combo. It’s not overly heavy or sweet, it feels somewhat healthy compared to a whipped cream and chocolate covered mocha or similar.
I don’t go to starbucks but once or twice a year, but next time I find myself there I will get this or try another of their tea lattes.