March 15, 2016 10:52 AM


Spring may not have officially arrived quite yet, but Starbucks is getting us in the spirit with their new seasonal beverage: the Cherry Blossom Frappuccino.

The pink frozen drink will be available for an extremely limited time: from March 15th to March 20th, which is the first day of spring. (So hurry — you only have a five day window.)

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The frappuccino is inspired by the pink cherry blossoms — a symbol of spring — and the Sakura Blossom & Strawberry Frappuccino that’s available in the chain’s Japanese locations.

Despite its name and pink color, there are no actual cherry blossoms involved. The drink is a blend of strawberries and cream, striped with white chocolate sauce and matcha drizzle and topped with whipped cream and more matcha.

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“In Japan, cherry blossoms (known as ‘sakura’ in Japanese) are the national flower and a symbol of renewal and simplicity, and Starbucks locations in Japan have offered a Sakura Blossom & Strawberry Frappuccino and Sakura Blossom & Strawberry Latte since 2010,” a press release for the new drink reads. “This is the first time Starbucks is offering a Cherry Blossom Frappuccino in the U.S., inspired by this tradition.”

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While we’re excited to taste it, we may even be more excited about all the beautiful spring-y Instagrams we’ll take holding it.

— Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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