Jul 28, 2012

Neat! Starbucks Asia - Red Bean & Green Tea and Hojicha Frappuccinos

Starbucks stores in quite a few countries across Asia are running an interesting, limited-time promotion this summer. They've got two new Frappuccinos on tap: the Hojicha + Tea Jelly Frappuccino and the Red Bean + Green Tea Frappuccino.

Hojicha is a gently roasted (the drink is a light brown) Japanese green tea so The Hojicha + Tea Jelly Frappuccino is a bit like the Green Tea latte they have here in the States, but it's paired with Earl Grey Tea Jelly. The flavor is described as a mix of the "toasty and creaminess of Hojicha" with the "refreshing, floral, and aromatic" of Earl Grey.

The Red Bean + Green Tea Frappuccino is most striking for the sweetened whole kernels of red bean scooped on top of a Green Tea Frappuccino. It sounds pretty good. I wonder if Starbucks would ever try serving it here.

Like here in the U.S., the Frappuccinos in Asia (and for the most part, Starbucks locations across the globe) are fully customizable.