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Sakura season is literally around the cornet for Japan. That beautiful time of the year when the Cherry Blossom go into bloom and decorate the Japanese landscape with a sea of pink, transforming everything into a dreamscape. So it’s a perfect time for Starbucks to reveal the annual tradition of the new Sakura themed drinks they’ll be offering.
If it’s one thing that Japan does extremely well is theme for the occasion and Christmas is no exception. Starbucks Japan always releases holiday themed drinks whether it’s for Halloween, Spring or any other reason worth celebrating. And this instance, Starbucks have released some themed drinks which look and sound absolutely delicious!
Feast your eyes on these Candied Pistachio and the Christmas Raspberry Mocha Frappucinos.
How much does this look like Christmas? The red sprinkles just make it look so festive and just like a holiday.
The Christmas Raspberry Mocha Frappucino is nicely complimented with a chocolate base, sweet and sour raspberry jelly, chocolate whipped cream and with a light sprinkling of raspberry powder. Normally I wouldn’t go near Starbucks for coffee and really…it normally isn’t the best but their themed drinks are always yummy and worth experiencing so if you’re in Japan, these are available right now!
Yes, not content with having some of the most exclusive yummy beverages on offer, Sakura Latte anyone?, Starbucks Japan have now upped the ante by introducing a new flavour to their menu: Matcha Pudding.
This is all due to the new pudding collection which they introduced last year. Being that it was announced on April Fool’s Day, many locals thought that it was a hoax but imagine their surprise when they turned up to their store and found this:
Check out how amazing and delicious this looks!!
There are three different expressions which come stamped on the tubs; “Each day is a gift”; “It’s time to start!”; and “Make someone’s day”. So of course many people bought packs to get all three messages.
And before you start thinking that all this pudding can’t be good for you, look how small the containers are!
This is what it looks like inside the container with all that yummy matcha goodness down the bottom:
And yes, like everything awesome in Japan, it’s a limited menu item and Starbucks haven’t noted how long it’ll be around for so grab it quick if you’re in Japan!
I’m convinced that Japan gets all the yummy and delicious treats. From Pepsi Sakura to hot chill Kit Kats, there’s something to cater for all taste buds. Starbucks Japan is getting into the act with the announcement that they’re bringing back an amazing fusion of East meets West: Chocolate Brownie Matcha Frappuccinos.
Green tea frappuccinos have been been around in Japan for the past 14 years but it’s the addition of the brownie that has everyone excited. The brownie bit themselves have been blended into the drink as opposed to just having the brownie flavouring added. These drinks were previously around at Starbucks over 2 years ago before disappearing but they’re back now with no end date having been determined yet.
We’ve been following Japanese blogger, Danny Choo‘s Summer in Japan series and now it’s time for another installment. This time the spotlight falls on the mecca that is shopping, Shibuya.
With the world famous scramble crossing which is the busiest in the world to everyone’s favourite dog Hachiko to the epicentre trademark building, Shibuya 109, there’s something here for everyone. Best place in Shibuya in my opinion, grab a cool latte during Summer and take a seat on the second floor of the extremely popular Starbucks and watch the world go past.