Updated: December 06, 2017
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An Overview Of The Starbucks Drinks Of 2017!

Starbucks Japan has been releasing many creative menus. This year, they have been serving a variety of new drinks. Did you get the chance to try some of them?

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Ginger Bread Latte

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This winter, as anticipated, the gingerbread latte is available again!
The long-loved gingerbread hot drink is available only until Christmas. This drink with syrup is made to remind you of delicious gingerbread cookies, it is also made with espresso, steamed milk, whipped cream and nutmeg as a topping. This drink is especially popular and its seasonal spices will warm your body and your heart.

The drink is available from 11/01-12-25.

Raspberry White Moka & Raspberry White Chocolate Frappuccino

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The raspberry white moka drink was an espresso drink which had a nice balance of sweetness. It was topped with white chocolate and raspberry-flavored meringue!

The raspberry white chocolate frappuccino had a cream-base, the white color reminded of Christmas, and it had a lovely raspberry swirl.

The drink was available from 11/01-11/21.

Almond Milk & Granola

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Almond Milk & Granola Frappuccino

This drink was made from almond milk, decaf iced coffee, almond sauce, orange powder, and granola with chocolate chips. The flavor of the nutty almond milk and coffee blended together so well. The granola even enhanced the flavor, and it also added a nice crunchy texture.

Nutty Almond Milk Latte

The Starbucks espresso was well-balanced with almond milk. It was creamier and had a nuttier flavor than the regular latte. It was topped with the crunchy "almond oats sugar" and orange peels which added a kick to the drink. It was available both hot and iced.

The drinks were available from 10/02-10/31

Grapy Grape & Tea Jelly Frappuccino

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The Grapy Grape & Tea Jelly Frappuccino® offered a fruit-infused jelly tea as the name suggests. Jam-packed with flavoured jelly and plenty of fresh fruit pulp this beautifully red and purple beverage was sure to please any sweet tooth. It combined juices from red grapes, cranberries, peach, and strawberries.

This drink was available from 9/01-10/01

Hojicha Cream Frappuccino With Caramel Sauce

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The houjicha was made by roasting 5 different types of tea leaves. This original method for making the tea gave it its unique taste. This houjicha cream frappuccino was made with caramel sauce and could be enjoyed as a milky dessert. To add to the delicious flavor of the tea, there was some sweet white mocha and whipped cream, caramel, and crunchy sugar as a topping.

The drink was available from 9/15-10/01

S'more Frappuccino with Crispy Marshmallow

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Normally Starbucks uses a milk base to make their frappuccinos, but this drink didn't. Instead, it consisted of cocoa powder and syrup blended together with ice, which created a sorbet-like texture. You could enjoy the aroma of the cacao as well, as its slight bitterness.

It was also topped with freeze-dried crispy marshmallows, baked chocolate and crushed biscuits which gave three different textures and flavors.

The drink was available from 8/10-8/31.

Cherry and Chocolate Chip Frappuccino

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To make this delicious treat, Starbucks filled every cup with plenty of dark cherry compote made from high-grade fruits. This frappuccino had a great summer-like fruity taste! The chocolate chips accentuated the texture of the drink.

This drink was available from 7/24-8/20.

Key Lime Cream and Yogurt Frappuccino!

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This frappucino menu consisted of refreshing lime flavored custard cream and yogurt that are well balanced.

You could taste the rich, creamy and smooth texture of yogurt as well as lime custard sauce that had plenty of yolk with fresh key lime juice and lime peels, which made it luscious.

It might sound creamy, but lime and yogurt's sweet-sour taste made this drink unimaginably refreshing. What's more exciting is that you get to have a satisfying, unique, refreshing and creamy experience all at once!

This drink was available from 7/14-8/31

Shaken Watermelon & Passion Tea

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This vivid red looking passion tea was a caffeine-free herbal tea that consisted of hibiscus, papaya, mango and lemongrass all blended together, which added a distinct sourness.

Just the passion tea alone sounds already amazing, but of course, Starbucks went beyond that by adding watermelon juice with a slice of freeze-dried lime!

This drink was sold from 7/28-8/31

"Chocolate Cake Topped Frappuccino with Matcha Shot"

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What made this frappuccino special was the chocolate cake on the top, as the name "Chocolate Cake Topped Frappuccino with Matcha Shot" suggests.

The cake itself was thick and a bit crunchy, which made the texture really nice. You could break the cake easily with your spoon or straw, then you could enjoy the great combination of matcha frappuccino and the cake.

This drink was only sold from 6/1 to 7/13.

American Cherry Pie Frappuccino

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The "American Cherry Pie Frappuccino" is a seasonal drink that Starbucks sold in April and May. It is a drink with an actual pie on top! There is whipped cream inside the pie, and when you eat/drink the pie with compost cherry and the frozen drink, you will feel like you are eating an actual American cherry pie at a diner!

This drink was only sold from 4/13 to 5/16.

Lastly...

Were you surprised with these creative, artistic and delicious-looking Starbucks frappuccinos? I would definitely recommend to you to visit a Starbucks in Japan when you are visiting to try out their seasonal frappuccinos! These seasonal drinks may very well be available in different variations or exactly as they were in the following years as well.
Lili Wanderlust
I love traveling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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