9 beverages sure to be Instagrammed from new Tokyo Roastery
The Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Tokyo has created some of the world’s most eye-catching coffee and tea concoctions – from cotton candy and popsicles, to whiskey in your coffee and coffee in your saké.
Take a look at the most Instagrammable creations that will make you want to jump on the first flight to Japan today!
Pop'nTea Sakura Jasmine
At the Roastery’s Teavana™ tea bar, customers have the opportunity to choose from an extensive collection of loose-leaf teas as well as innovative tea beverages and tea desserts. The Pop'nTea Sakura Jasmine is perhaps the most creative, made with Jasmine Silver Needle Tea topped with a pink handmade hibiscus and cherry popsicle. Take a bite of the pop or wait until the two teas melt and merge. Enjoy the changing color, taste and aroma, and find your favorite way to drink it.
The Spring Shower signature cocktail will transport you to an intoxicating spring landscape with floral, fruity and smoky, woody notes in every sip. Made with Dassai shochu, Wapirits Tsumugi Buntan spirits and grapefruit liqueur, this cocktail is finished with a spray of Starbucks Reserve® Cold Brew Coffee and a beautiful floating flower.
Golden-Sky Black Tea Latte
The Golden-Sky Black Tea Latte features spiced tea latte made from black tea with notes of cardamom and turmeric, topped with turmeric sugar-blended golden cotton candy. Pick up a pair of chopsticks to taste the turmeric cotton candy and then let it melt into the tea latte to sip together. The setting sun was the inspiration for the cotton candy melting into the tea latte. Enjoy its unique appearance and how it changes over time.
Tokyo Pour Over
Paying homage to the sharing culture of Japan Starbucks Reserve coffee is filter brewed and poured over a Japanese whiskey cocktail. The cocktail is meant to be shared and is served in a tokkuri, a traditional Japanese sake decanter, with a pair of ochoko glass. This product contains alcohol.
Teavana Cream Soda Matcha
This beverage is inspired by the cream soda available at traditional “kissaten” coffee houses in Japan, which is part of the Japanese culture. Baristas brew matcha from Uji, Kyoto, to order, then mix with sparkling water and Starbucks Japan original vanilla ice cream topped with a bright red cherry. The mellow sweetness comes from the blend of sweet vanilla and matcha. It’s a new but somehow nostalgic tea experience.
Cascara Lemon Sour
Made with Starbucks Reserve cold brew, this twist on a lemon sour is shaken with maple syrup and freshly squeezed lemon juice and garnished with cascara sugar, a lemon peel, and a maraschino cherry for a touch of sweetness.
Nakameguro Espresso Martini
A dessert-like cocktail that pairs espresso and ganache. Japanese Nikka Vodka, chestnut liqueur and freshly-brewed espresso are shaken with cocoa liqueur, then topped with shaved chocolate and served with a Peruvian single-origin ganache. This product contains alcohol.
Iced Macchiato Con Crema
This beautifully layered iced espresso beverage features a rich and creamy cold foam topped with a strike of Demerara sugar. Stir to blend the layers of coffee and milk and enjoy the everchanging flavors.
A spirits-free cocktail at the Arriviamo Bar represents the beautiful season when cherry blossoms begin to bloom. This beverage is made with Starbucks Reserve® Cold Brew, tonic and refreshing Italian chinotto soda, and garnished with slices of grapefruit cut in the shape of cherry blossom petals. The gorgeous citrus flavor complements the coffee and is elevated by the refreshing Italian chinotto citrus soda. You can enjoy the perfectly balanced complex sweetness, acidity, bitterness and aroma.