Starbucks Series: Cake Topped Frappuccinos & Shaken Watermelon Passion Tea

One of the newest additions to the limited time only line of Starbucks drinks includes the Chocolate Cake Topped Frappuccino with Matcha Shot. Starbucks probably wanted to hop on the creative toppings bandwagon that seems to take over Instagram lately. The Matcha Shot version released June 14, the Coffee Shot version released on June 23, and … Continue reading Starbucks Series: Cake Topped Frappuccinos & Shaken Watermelon Passion Tea

Starbucks Series: Nectarine Peach Cream Tea Frappuccino, Nectarine Peach Cream Tea, & Yuzu Tea

Officially dubbed the "Nectarine Peach Cream Tea Frappuccino with Tea Bavarois," this tea-based drink is one of the starter line-ups for Starbucks' Teavana launch in Japan. As, sadly, I cannot remember the specific details of the drink, I have to write my thoughts from remembrance. Frappuccino: -too sweet, only slightly peachy The bavarois on the … Continue reading Starbucks Series: Nectarine Peach Cream Tea Frappuccino, Nectarine Peach Cream Tea, & Yuzu Tea

Starbucks Series ~Golden Maple Frappuccino with Candied Walnuts~ & ~Golden Maple Latte~ [Japan Only]

As an avid fan of Starbucks' rotating lineup, imagine my enthusiasm when I saw my Starbucks' news  about their new drinks. The Golden Maple Frappuccino with Candied Walnuts is as special as it is a mouthful to say. It + the choux stick I will introduce later, were created to commemorate the 20th anniversary of … Continue reading Starbucks Series ~Golden Maple Frappuccino with Candied Walnuts~ & ~Golden Maple Latte~ [Japan Only]

Starbucks Series: Smoked Butterscotch Latte & Frappuccino, Citrus Green Tea Latte & Frappuccino Review

Smoked Butterscotch Latte Having tried the Smoked Butterscotch Frappuccino before the latte, I was quite disappointed. The Smoked Butterscotch Latte was creamy and sweet, but tasted nothing like Butterbeer. The drink was essentially sweet, very slightly toffee-tasting milk. The butterscotch taste was pretty covered by the creaminess of the drink.   The aroma of the … Continue reading Starbucks Series: Smoked Butterscotch Latte & Frappuccino, Citrus Green Tea Latte & Frappuccino Review

Starbucks Series: Pumpkin Spice Latte vs Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino

Today I had the [un]fortunate chance of trying the PSL at Starbucks. Before trying pumpkin pie and the pumpkin spice frap, I was never really a fan of pumpkins. Even in Japan, where kobocha is a popular vegetable, I hated it. Since I warmed up to the frappuccino, I thought I could handle the straightforward … Continue reading Starbucks Series: Pumpkin Spice Latte vs Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino