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The Dirty Hippy

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The Dirty Hippy
Prefer your Dirty Chai Tea Latte with soy milk instead of regular milk? According to one barista commenter, that's called a Dirty Hippy.

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11 Drinks on Starbucks' Secret Menu

Last August I had a revelatory experience. A good friend, and Starbucks non-enthusiast, had accompanied me to the local 'bucks to pick up a quick drink. I ordered my usual, reciting the string of descriptors with the greatest of ease. And she… well, she ordered something I had never heard of - an Iced Grande Dirty Chai.

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I was floored. How had she gotten this intel? And how had it evaded me for so long? And man was this drink good. Naturally, I began to wonder about the other off-the-menu items I had been missing out on, and how many there were. As it turned out, quite a lot. Green Eyes and Double-Dirty Chais, Zebra Mochas and Crunch Berry Frappuccinos - an entire "secret menu," revealed.

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When I shared what I'd learned shortly thereafter, it sparked a flood of comments from fans and haters, former employees and current Starbucks baristas alike. Most were in fervent agreement about one particular point: These drinks and their oh-so-clever names are not universal, so if you're planning on ordering one, you better know how to tell your barista to prepare it.

- Maryse Chevriere, The Daily Meal