While some people might swoon over their favorite peppermint mocha, a new beverage will be the hit from Starbucks holiday menu. The Gingerbread Oatmilk Chai transforms that classic winter flavor in a satisfying way.
As people put away the pumpkin décor and start thinking about the holiday season, Starbucks began serving its holiday menu on November 2. The red cups are a sign of the season. Warm, comforting flavors help ward off the chill in the air. People might not be ready to hum those carols, but they are thirsty for those classic flavors.
New for the 2023 Starbucks holiday menu is the Starbucks Gingerbread Oatmilk Chai. Available both iced and hot, the flavors are spicy, cozy, and even a little indulgent. As Matt Thornton, senior beverage developer at Starbucks said, “It’s a love letter to gingerbread and ginger. The gingerbread flavor amplifies the spice of the chai.”
The oatmilk brings a creamier mouthfeel to this beverage. While the gingerbread is front and center, the chai spices create a roundness to the drinking experience. The tea latte feels cozy and even a touch nostalgic. Like grandma’s oatmeal cookies that were enjoyed fresh from the oven, it feels like a special treat.
Although the original Starbucks Gingerbread Latte hit menus in 2000, this twist on that flavor is another example of the brand’s modernization. From the use of oatmilk to the combination of spices, it is a lovely blend of old and new.
What other beverages join the Gingerbread Oatmilk Chai on the Starbucks Holiday Menu?
Starbucks has brought back many fan favorites for the holiday menu. Options include last year’s popular choice, Starbucks Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte as well as classics like the Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, and Chestnut Praline Latte.
It is interesting that Starbucks continues to put its milk alternative options on display. Having both an oatmilk and an almondmilk option shows that versatility is key to any menu.
At select Starbucks locations, the brand will offer Oleato Gingerbread Oatmilk Latte. For drinkers who love a touch of citrus, this beverage is a great choice. It is similar to the flavors of an oil olive cake with a zesting of fresh orange.
These seasonal sips are available now, while supplies last. In addition, there are several food options and, of course, those iconic red cups.