While Starbucks branches have been tentatively reopening in Japan, as the various coronavirus restrictions and measures ease, campaigns such our beloved limited time only Frappuccinos and seasonal lattes aren’t quite back on the menu just yet.

But if you really miss the ubiquitous coffee chain’s various imaginative seasonal offerings, you need look no further than the chilled cup drinks section of your local convenience store or supermarket.

While chilled cup versions of Starbucks’ classic coffees, such as lattes and espresso, can be found on the shelves at all times, sometimes a more special beverage appears alongside them, for example, the blossom inspired sakura range that is released in stores every spring.

For summer this year, Starbucks have come up with a chilled cup drink inspired by an invigorating dessert to suit the season, rare cheesecake. To keep the beverage light and refreshing they went for a lemon flavour with a hint of shortbread in a creamy milk base. The packaging is also suitably bright for the time of the year.

Source: Starbucks Japan

The drink, costing 200 yen, will turn up from 16th June in chilled cup drink sections of Japanese convenience stores.

By - Jess.