by Julia LiMarzi February 28, 2020

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Starbucks Japan is already in full spring bloom this year! As usual, the popular coffee chain has released a new line of cherry blossom themed drinks, coffees, and collectibles. This year we went to go try the famous Sakura Milk Pudding Frappuccino, 2020's spring seasonal drink!

Here it is, in all of its glory:

sakura milk pudding frappuccino starbucks japan

It's still winter in Japan, but some unseasonably warm weather has tricked the cherry blossoms into blooming early. Perfect for our sakura frappuccino tasting!

This complex drink includes arare shaped like sakura petals, sakura strawberry sauce, sakura powder, and sakura milk pudding!

starbucks japan sakura frappuccino 2020

The blend of cream and sakura makes for a pleasantly sweet and creamy drink. The floral notes rose above the milk like an aroma but were (thankfully) not perfumey. The streaks of sauce added moments of punchy flavor, and the milk jelly at the bottom added a nice contrast to the crunchy petals on top.

Overall, a great drink to welcome spring! Glad we got to try this seasonal item.

Also at Japanese Starbucks, you can find their exclusive line of sakura coffee beans and sakura drinkware.

starbucks japan sakura line

Did you get to try this year's Sakura Frappuccino drink? Let us know in the comments!

Julia LiMarzi
Julia LiMarzi

Julia has two passions in life: traveling and food. She fell in love with Japan during her first trip to Tokyo and studied Japanese in college. She loves all things Studio Ghibli, Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings, and spends her free time baking or reading.