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Starbucks Japan expands Teavana range with Frozen Green Tea and Apple

By Jess, grape Japan

Japan’s boiling hot and humid summers require the most refreshing frozen drinks to help cool us all down.

Starbucks Japan hope to come to our rescue this year by expanding their Teavana range to include the perfect cooling down drink, Frozen Tea Sencha and Green Apple.

Sencha is a type of green tea made using infused tea leaves, unlike matcha which is prepared using powder.

This ultimate refreshing blend includes sencha, matcha, perilla, Japanese pepper and peppermint which forms the invigorating green tea icy base. The beverage is then laced with a sweet apple compote which was made using Italian granny smith apples and kabosu (a type of citrus fruit) paste.

The new Teavana item is also being showcased as part of Starbucks Japan Wonder Project which promotes the distinct flavors and culture of Japan.

If you want to try the Frozen Tea Sencha and Green Apple beverage it's out from today in Starbucks all over Japan.

If you don't live in Japan you can make yourself even more jealous by reading our article about Starbucks Japan's greatest ever hits.

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Well overpriced and uncompetitive with other establishments.

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kurisupisu, do you just mean other establishments are cheaper? B/C setting aside cost, Starbucks is competing just fine. Every shop in Kansai that I frequent is packed all day long.

That said, I'll be happy to spend a month back home this summer, where the same cup of joe will cost me nearly 1/2 the price. Plus half and half!

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These specialty drinks are always well overpriced even compared to the normally overpriced ones on offer, and you are often limited to a tall size, too.

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Packed at Starbucks, surely in part because one can always depend on it being 100% nonsmoking, so that fight for clean and safe does not have to be fought before opening the doors. Wish the other coffee chains (and, frankly, every indoor space in Japan) would follow suit. It is clearly a winning move.

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I like the Starbucks atmosphere. But in recent years I’ve been drinking a lot of nice coffees around the world, and I’ve come to realize just how horrible and burnt Starbucks coffee tastes. I can’t eat it anymore.

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People have short memories, but before Starbucks arrived in Japan, it was nearly impossible to go out for a coffee without getting lungfuls of cigarette smoke, and any complaint about this receiving a shrug from the locals and Japanophiles.

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