Arab News Japan
Starbucks has taken advantage of the hotter months in Japan by launching a set of summer flavors that will be served at a new Teavana bar in Roppongi.
The café will be exciting for tea enthusiasts, who will have three new drink options to choose from—all of which have a fresh fruity twist.
One of the drinks, the Strawberry Passion Tea, is a blend of freeze-dried strawberries, and strawberry chunks, coupled with the tangy taste of cinnamon and hibiscus. This drink is served iced, but customers opting for a creamier blend can try Starbucks’ Strawberry Passion Tea Frappuccino.
For a lighter taste, customers can order the Yuzu Citrus Lavender Sage Tea—a citrusy fusion of pineapple, orange, lavender, grapefruit jelly and fruit chunks.
In contrast to these colorful additions, the Matcha Tea Latte is more traditional and familiar but differs in its use of Japanese refined sugar, called wasanbon. Wasanbon is sugar made from sugarcane plants that is both rich and smooth in taste.
The prices of these drinks vary between 540 yen, 590 yen (approximately $5) and 680 yen (approximately $6), but with that price customers can also enjoy the café’s chic interior. The café is situated within the cylindrical Metro Hat building of Roppongi Hills, and utilizes wood and warm lighting to create a rustic atmosphere, enhancing the overall Teavana experience.
Customers should note that the bar will still take precautions by refusing to fill up personal, reusable cups in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but can still enjoy this news lineup of drinks, and the new setup to drink them at the café that opened on July 1.