2019 Japan’s Sakura Limited Edition: Sakura Starbucks Drinks, Sakura Disney Goods and Many Others

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  • It is almost spring in Japan and stores are already getting ready to welcome it by bringing some colour and warmth into the grey,cold and monotonous landscape of February. Sakura (cherry blossom) themed goods and treats, spring limited editions are already making their appearance in stores, the soft pink colour of the cherry blossoms gaining popularity not only in Japan, but all over the world.
    During March/April everything seems to be sakura themed in Japan and in this article I will be introducing you a few of the 2019 year Spring Sakura Limited Editions.
    First, let’s start with …

    1. Sakura at Starbucks: 2019 Limited Edition

    Each year, Starbucks has a new collection for every season or event such as Valentines Day, Halloween, Christmas etc.
    In Japan, of course, one of the most popular and most-awaited is the sakura (cherry blossom) limited edition.

    This year in the spotlight is サクラフルミルクラテ (Sakura Full Milk Latte) and サクラフルフラペチーノ (Sakura Full Frappuccino) that have as a main theme”SAKURA“Mankai”Moments-Full blooming all around you” and lets us forget about the cold weather and surrounds us in the spring’s warmth.
    The drinks will be available from 15th of February until 27th of February,2019. Also, the Sakuraful Milk Latte is available until 19th of March.

    Along the cute and delicious sakura drinks, you can also purchase beautiful sakura tumblers, bottles or mugs and even a sakura gift card.
    Also, the Sakura Chocolate with Strawberry Jelly from Starbucks is already available in convenience stores and you can get it as a present for your friends and family.

    Starbucks Official Website Sakura New Edition Drinks*Japanese Only

    2. Disney Sakura Goods for 2019

    The Disney store brings you many sakura limited edition goods and treats such as pink Disney Characters dressed up in cute uniforms with cherry blossom motifs(Donald is definitely my favourite,so don’t forget to check it out in the link below), sakura mugs, fans, chopsticks and many others.
    Between the treats, you can discover sakura cookies and my favourite: the pink and soft marshmallow filled with anko(red bean paste) and sakura. Such a delish!

    Disney Official Website *Japanese Only

    3. Lupicia`s Sakura Tea

    Lupicia`s tea is the perfect choice for any occasion. During this season, they also release the sakura delights you can either buy in sets as a present for your beloved ones(or yourself) or separate. The gift sets usually come with two types of tea and cookies.
    In this season, the spotlight is of course, the sakura tea and sakura cookies which I highly recommend.

    Lupicia’s Official Website*Japanese Only

    4. Sakura mochi

    桜餅

    A traditional pink-colored rice cake called mochi that has red bean paste (anko) inside and is wrapped in a pickled cherry blossom (sakura) leaf.
    It is sweet, cute, delicious and with a cup of tea, the perfect combination!

    5. Sakura room candle

    A room fragrance that will make you relaxed after a tiring day and also the perfect gift or souvenir for your colleagues or your beloved ones.

    6. Sakura Body Soap

    A pleasant smell that reminds you of spring and makes your skin soft and shiny. You can find a variety of sakura body soaps, body products and sakura set gifts in Japan and you can also buy it as a gift or omiyage(souvenir) for your family or friends.

    This season is full of cute and delicious stuff, so don’t forget to give it a try if you are in Japan!

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