Here's Why Starbucks Iced Tea Tastes Differently Than Before

Whether you're looking to get your morning caffeine fix or you're in need of an afternoon pick-me-up, there's almost always a Starbucks around to help you get the energy boost you need. The Seattle-based coffeehouse has thousands of locations worldwide, all of which offer a wide variety of hot and iced coffee and espresso drinks that you can tailor to your liking. But please, for the sake of the baristas, try not to go too overboard with your customizations.

Not a fan of the aromatic bean juice? Starbucks has something for you too, as they also serve up an array of tea-based drinks. Khloé Kardashian, for example, is a big fan of the chain's chai latte (with a few tweaks to it, of course). However, if you're looking for something to quench your thirst on a hot summer day, one of Starbucks' iced teas might just be the perfect beverage for you — just beware that coffeehouse has made a major change to the make-up of these refreshments. The chain quietly switched up the recipes for their classic iced tea beverages by removing the liquid cane sugar from them. Therefore, when you place an order for one of their iced green, black, or passion teas, your drink will now be a simple and unsweetened mixture of tea and ice.

Here's how to make your Starbucks iced tea taste like it used to

While cutting down on sugar is never a bad thing, Starbucks' removal of liquid cane sugar from the base recipe for the iced teas isn't their way of pushing a healthier diet on its patrons. Rather, the brand actually made the move to allow the drinks to be more customizable for customers by allowing them to make a specific request for the amount of sweetener that goes into them, or even the type.

Of course, you can still get your iced tea the same way it used to be made prior to the change, you'll just have to tell the barista to add the liquid cane sugar into your drink, or use the "sweeteners" tab on the Starbucks app to customize it. The original ratios for each size were the following — three pumps for a tall, four for a grande, six for a venti, and seven for a trenta. And don't worry about seeing a price increase for your request either, as pumps of liquid cane sugar, no matter the amount, can be added to your beverage free of charge.