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Fall Drinks for Non-Coffee Drinkers

Updated: Feb 15, 2023

By Maya Serrano

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Fall has fallen upon us! You know what that means, seasonal starbucks drinks. Currently they have the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato and many other drinks that encompass the tastes of fall within a cup of coffee. But what if you don’t like the taste of coffee? Are you excluded from the wonderful tastes of pumpkin, caramel apple and brown sugar? The short and only answer is absolutely not. Here is a list of five Starbucks drinks that embody the tastes of fall and are also caffeine free.

Chai Tea Latte with Brown Sugar Syrup and Pumpkin cold foam

Traditional ingredients of chai include black tea mixed with strong hints of spices like: cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger and black peppercorns. That may be a lot to try to put a flavor to the name; in simpler terms, the flavor of chai can be described as similar to gingerbread or pumpkin spice with soft notes of vanilla. If you like things on the sweeter side, brown sugar syrup will do the trick. And in addition to that, it might be easier to list reasons for why the pumpkin cold foam would not be a positive addition. Mainly because it’s pumpkin – when can you ever go wrong with pumpkin?

Steamed Apple Spice

It is never fall without Apple cider, and now you can create a version thereof at Starbucks! The steamed apple juice is going to pair with the cinnamon dolce syrup to resemble the classic apple cider taste we all love! And it’s topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle.

Apple Crisp or Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino

You may be thinking, “Wait, a frappuccino has caffeine in it.” And it does, but a creme frappuccino does not! Usually Starbucks frappuccinos can have two bases, coffee or creme. This is perfect because now you can enjoy the famous pumpkin spice frappuccino without the coffee taste.

Peach Tranquility Herbal Tea with Apple Brown Sugar Syrup and a Splash of Oatmilk.

The Peach Tranquility Herbal Tea is described to have a peach flavor with herbal notes of lemon verbena and a chamomile finish. You can get this year round, but what makes it exclusively “fall flavored” would be the addition of the apple brown sugar syrup! Following that it is turned into a latte with a splash of oat milk– and there you have it, fall in a cup!

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