If this isn’t the epitome of cute Japan, then I dont know what is.
Starbucks Japan are no stranger to bringing out unique coffee flavours for their customers.
It’s no surprise then, that they release a flavour for the most well known celebration in Japan.
Cherry blossom season!
What are the cherry blossoms drinks?
Starbucks Sakura Fuwari Berry Frappuccino
The Starbucks Sakura Fuwari Berry Frappuccino is a blended drink that comprises of a mix of cherry blossom strawberry sauce and smooth, tart rasberry panna cotta.
The drink is then topped with whipped cream, some dried strawberry and vanilla sponge cake crumbs.
And of course, it was inspired by the eagerly anticipated cherry blossoms in full bloom!
Starbucks sakura Fuwari Berry Milk Latte
The Starbucks Sakura Fuwari Berry Milk Latte is a simple cherry blossom drink that combines the strawberry sauce and velvety steamed milk from the sakura frappaccino described above.
What does cherry blossom flavour taste like?
Don’t mistake cherry blossom for tasting anything like actual cherries.
It’s actual flavour is a lot more subtle with a slight hint of sourness if heated up.
If you’re lucky enough to be in Japan at the moment, you’ll be hard pushed to find souvenirs more likely to make your kawaii dreams come true than these!
According to Starbucks Stories Asia, the collection includes tumblers, mugs, furoshiki wrapping clothes, stationary and reusable cotton gift bags.
So if you’re living my dream of enjoying Hanami in the beautiful Japanese spring, do yourself a favour and grab a cherry blossom frappuccino or milk latte, play some animal crossing, and relax under the blossoms whilst you can!