Matcha lattes are coming to Dunkin’ menus nationwide

The bright green beverage will be available on Feb. 26.

Matcha lattes at Dunkin'
Matcha lattes at Dunkin'. –Dunkin'

Last month, it was pink. This month, it’s all about seeing green.

Following Dunkin’s January release of “pink velvet” lattes and macchiatos, the coffee and doughnut chain will launch bright green matcha lattes at participating nationwide stores on Feb. 26.

According to a press release, the new drink — available as a hot, iced, or frozen beverage — first debuted for a limited time in Springfield and Phoenix, Arizona, last year. Wednesday’s release will be the first time it becomes permanently available throughout the country.

Frozen matcha latte at Dunkin'
Frozen matcha latte at Dunkin’. —Dunkin'

Dunkin’s matcha lattes use a blend of matcha green tea powder, which is made by grinding young, shade-grown green tea leaves and buds, and the customer’s choice of milk to create a sweet and slightly bitter drink. A traditional Japanese beverage, matcha drinks have become popular staples in coffee shops like Starbucks and Peet’s Coffee, with matcha often touted as an antioxidant.

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For those uninitiated with matcha lattes, Dunkin’ will offer free samples of the drink across New England on March 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to noon while supplies last. In conjunction with the release, the chain will also launch a new protein muffin featuring blueberries, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds.

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