The battle of the summer drinks has now reached an international level! Starbucks Japan has seen our Mango Pineapple and Berry Prickly Pear Frappuccinos and raised us the Shaken Watermelon and Passion Tea. Although the chain’s newest creation keeps with the same color palette, this drink is totally different than the Pink Drink or the Pink Ombre Drink we’ve been obsessing over all season long, both of which you can enjoy stateside.
For its newest concoction, Starbucks Japan paired watermelon juice with its classic Teavana Passion Tea, which, according to Bustle, features notes of hibiscus flowers, lemongrass, mango, papaya, and lime juice. It also comes garnished with a fresh-squeezed lime. That’s right, garnished.
The good news is that you’ll be able to get the Shaken Watermelon and Passion Tea concoction from now until August 31, 2017. The bad news? You’ll actually have to travel to Japan to place your order. Womp, womp.
As of now, the Seattle-based brewmasters haven’t stated any plans to release the refreshing beverage in the US.
On the bright side, since stores are currently dealing with reports of fecal matter in iced drinks, perhaps it’s best we wait awhile, after all.
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(h/t Bustle; photo via Starbucks Japan)