Starbucks certainly knows how to zone in on what we all love (hellooo, almond milk and CHOCOLATE) and use that to inspire their ever-popular beverages. And when it comes to spring, one of the most magical gifts of the season is cherry blossoms. That’s why we shouldn’t be surprised — but are totally giddy — by the fact that Starbucks has created Sakura beverages, which are as pretty as, well, cherry blossoms in spring.
Let’s just take a moment to appreciate the surreal, fairy-tale-like beauty of cherry blossoms, or #sakura🌸 …
As an “iconic symbol of spring, renewal and simplicity,” Sakura (which means cherry blossoms in Japanese) are the perfect inspiration for your fave new seasonal sip.
Served in special pink cherry blossom cups, the Starbucks Sakura Blossom Cream Latte and Starbucks Sakura Blossom Cream Frappuccino Blended Beverage With Crispy Swirl feature a Sakura sauce made with cherry petals, condensed milk, and white bean paste which is finished with pink shaved chocolate inspired by cherry petals and bright pink rice crackers scattered on maple-flavored whipped cream. So pretty! So yummy!
Currently only available on menus in Japan, we can only hope that Starbucks’ new Sakura beverages will make their way over to the US by the time the cherry blossoms bloom this spring.
Would you love to try Starbucks’ Sakura (cherry blossom) beverages? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Photos via @hapidayss/Getty, Starbucks)