Last Updated: February 4, 2020
To welcome in the spring season, Starbucks Japan has announced the launch of their new Sakura Drink, as well as their Spring Blend Series and a limited edition Spring Cheer Gift Set.
Starbucks Japan has released creative seasonal drinks before, such as the Sakura Chocolate with Raspberry Jelly last year and the Sakura Caramel Milk with Mixed Berries in 2018. This month, they unveiled their latest sakura-flavoured “chilled cup”—the Sakura White Chocolate Cheesecake With Milk Pudding (¥219).
The drink is decorated with sweet pink and white cherry blossoms, along with an iridescent pastel pink lid. This concoction combines the fragrant sakura flavour and the richness of the white chocolate cheesecake, along with soft milk pudding chunks to further add to the creamy texture of the beverage.
The Sakura White Chocolate Cheesecake With Milk Pudding will be available at convenience stores in Japan for a limited time from 11 February 2020 onwards.
Continuing with the sakura theme, Starbucks Japan has also revealed its Spring Blend series, in a signature light pink packaging adorned with dark pink and red flowers. This blend is made of Latin American and East African coffee beans, mixing the flavours of sweet orange and chocolate to create the perfect springtime drink.
The Spring Blend collection is available as Ground Coffee 140g (¥665), Whole Coffee Beans 210g (¥998) and in Origami Personal Drip Coffee Bags (¥475 for a bag of four).
Additionally, a reusable cup (about 237ml) with the same Spring Blend sakura design is on sale as part of a set with two drip coffee bags for ¥598. The cup is made to fit the drip coffee bags perfectly, great for the office or when you’re in a rush.
Lastly, Starbucks has released a Spring version of their Cheer Gift Set (¥4000), which was very popular when it was sold exclusively in the winter of 2019. This set includes a four-pack of drip coffee bags, the sakura reusable cup and an original cup holder.
The Spring Blend collection will be available for pre-order on Nestle’s online store from 31 January 2020, and will officially go on sale online and in supermarkets from 14 February 2020, along with the Sakura Reusable Cup. The Cheer Gift Set will only be sold online from 28 February 2020 onwards, and products on the Nestle website will be not restocked once sold out due to limited quantity.
Go grab all these springtime sakura goodies now from Starbucks Japan before they sell out!
Dates & Times: Sakura White Chocolate Cheesecake With Milk Pudding (from 11 February 2020), Spring Blend Collection available for pre-order (from 31 January 2020), Sakura Reusable Cup (from 14 February 2020), Cheer Gift Set available online (from 28 February 2020)
Price: From ¥475 onwards (without tax)