Starbucks has unveiled a colorful ode to spring in the form of a brand new Frappuccino.
The Cherry Blossom Frappuccino is a nod to the Japanese sakura trees with delicate pink flowers that bloom early in the season. In Japan, cherry blossoms are a symbol of renewal and simplicity. Their appearance marks a time for celebrating new beginnings as the weather warms.
This is the first time Starbucks is offering the Cherry Blossom blended beverage U.S. but Japanese customers have been enjoying a version of the drink since 2010.
In the U.S., Starbucks’slurp-able interpretation of a cherry blossom entails a “blend of sweet strawberries and cream with white chocolate sauce and matcha [green tea powder] drizzle, topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of matcha.”
If you want to see cherry blossoms in action, head to Washington, D.C. for the National Cherry Blossom Festival with activities along the National Mall.
Just like the flowers, the new beverage won’t be around for long. The Cherry Blossom Frap will be available in participating U.S. stores from now through the first day of spring, March 20.