Spring is in the air in Japan, as the ume blossoms have already bloomed and the sakura (cherry blossoms) are not far behind. Starbucks locations across the country are marking the season with a series of fresh new products inspired by the delicate pink flowers that are synonymous with Japan in spring.
From tumblers in every shade of pink and flower prints to stationery and mugs decorated with iconic Japanese imagery, the collection is extensive. Starbucks has even released a new Spring Season Blend, which is available as beans, instant coffee or single-serve filter packs. Fittingly, the package design features cherry blossoms and tones of pink in an abstract pattern.