This New Starbucks Japan Drink Tastes Like Christmas In A Cup

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Starbucks Japan has officially launched its 2023 holiday drink lineup, ushering in the festive season with new creations and returning seasonal favorites.

Strawberry Merry Cream Frappuccino
Drink NameTypePrice (JPY)
Strawberry Merry Cream Frappuccino®Frappuccino®700
Strawberry Merry Cream Tea LatteTea Latte (Hot/Iced)600
Joyful Medley Tea Latte (Hot)Tea Latte500
Gingerbread Latte (Hot/Iced)Latte580
Creme Brulee Latte (Hot/Iced)Latte590
The prices are in Japanese Yen and the size specified for these drinks is “Tall”.

Headlining this year’s offerings is the new Strawberry Merry Cream Frappuccino, available from November 1-28. This sweet and tangy frozen drink combines strawberry sauce with creamy, mascarpone-infused Merry Cream whipped topping and a dusting of shimmering strawberry and silver sugar.

starbucks japan earl grey tea christmas drink

For a hot option, customers can try the Strawberry Merry Cream Tea Latte which pairs Earl Grey tea with white chocolate syrup, strawberry juice and velvety Merry Cream in hot and iced versions.

In addition to the new drinks, beloved returning holiday beverages are back on the menu from November 1-December 25. These include the Joyful Medley Tea Latte, Gingerbread Latte and Crème Brulee Latte, providing nostalgic flavors to get everyone into the holiday spirit.

Wish Upon a Starbucks Holiday

This year’s festive theme is “Wish Upon a Starbucks Holiday,” intended to make customers’ wishes come true. As part of this initiative, Starbucks is bringing back its Be A Santa donation program, donating a portion of holiday beverage sales to provide gifts and meals to children in need across Japan.

The holiday celebrations continue with Starbucks Rewards members able to earn stars and virtual rewards through the Wishing Star Tree campaign from November 1-December 25.

Illustration of a Japanese tourist with an up-close shot of her face, staring directly into the camera, exuding a sense of wonder and adventure. She holds a red strawberry flavored Frappuccino, contrasting with her Starbucks logo t-shirt and casual jeans. The backdrop features the iconic Starbucks Coffee Kyoto Ninenzaka Yasaka Chaya, with its traditional Japanese architecture and the visible Starbucks logo, blending modern and traditional elements. The image is rich in contrasting colors, with the vibrant red of the drink against the muted tones of the historic building, and the green Starbucks logo standing out. This scene tells a visual story that provokes curiosity about the blend of global culture with local tradition.

With new indulgent drinks, old favorites, give-back programs and exclusive member perks, Starbucks Japan has curated a holiday lineup sure to delight and spread seasonal joy. The beverages provide a tasty way to get into the Christmas spirit or gift to friends and family this holiday season.

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