Mar 15, 2016

Starbucks Offering New Cherry Blossom Frappuccino for Just Five Days

Inspired by the Japanese tradition of watching cherry blossoms bloom this time of year, Starbucks offers the new, very-limited-time Cherry Blossom Frappuccino here in the U.S. but it's only around until this Sunday.

The drink features strawberries and white chocolate sauce blended with ice, milk, and a matcha (green tea) drizzle, topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of matcha.

The Cherry Blossom Frappuccino can be found at participating U.S. locations through Sunday, March 20, 2016, which is the first day of spring.

Sakura (cherry blossom)-themed beverages have enjoyed a Pumpkin Spice Latte-like popularity over in Japan since 2010, when they were first introduced (there's even cherry blossom merchandise and cherry blossom cake). This year they got a Sakura Blossom & Strawberry Latte and Sakura Blossom & Strawberry Creme Frappuccino. The introduction of the Cherry Blossom Frappuccino marks the first time that we've gotten a similar drink here in the U.S. (albeit for a much shorter duration and without any cherry blossom flavor actually involved).

Photo via Starbucks.

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