The Seasonal Starbucks Drinks You Can Only Find In Asia

As with most global chains that have outposts all over the world, Starbucks is known to serve caffeinated beverages to suit the taste buds of the specific country that they're in, especially when it's time for the holidays. Take for example the Caramel Brûlée Latte or the Chestnut Praline Latte only reserved for Starbucks drinkers in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America (via Brit+Co). Or, the iconic Peppermint Mocha that you can only order if you're in America or Canada.

On the flip side, there are certain seasonal drinks that you will only find if you're in Asia, and the drinks look so darn good that Starbucks fans all over the world often scratch their heads as to why the drinks have not made it onto their country's Starbucks menus.

In March, South Korea celebrates spring and the season marks the onset of pink cherry blossom trees blooming all over the country (via BBC Earth). Around the same time, Starbucks launches a seasonal spring menu in South Korea, with cherry blossom tree-inspired treats. In spring 2020, anyone in South Korea could get a Pink Peach Crème Frappuccino with peach jelly-infused cream topped with a meringue in the shape of a pink cherry tree flower, and a Pink Peach Chocolate Black Tea, which was a chocolate-flavored black tea with peach sauce.

And that's not all. Depending on where you are in Asia and what seasons it is, Starbucks launches country-specific seasonal drinks that you can't find anywhere else in the world.

Cherry blossom-inspired Starbucks drinks in Asia

South Korea isn't the only country in which Starbucks rolls out a line of pink-colored, cherry blossom tree-inspired drinks and merchandise. In February 2020, when cherry blossom trees fully bloomed in Japan, Starbucks released limited-edition drinks exclusive to its outlets in Japan. If you've ever wanted to get a taste of Sakura Milk Pudding Frappuccino — a liquid milk pudding with flavors of cherry leaf — or a milk meets strawberry sauce Sakura Milk Latte, unfortunately, you had to be in Japan in the spring of 2020 (via Starbucks).

The season of cherry blossom trees in full bloom happens to be a period of huge celebration in Asia, so it makes sense then that Starbucks releases these seasonal drinks only in Asia. However, there are certain Christmas drinks that Starbucks rolls out only in Asia.

Per Starbucks, the chain serves a Christmas Strawberry Cake Milk in Japan, inspired by the Christmas cakes people in Japan traditionally eat over the holidays. Plus, if you've ever wondered what a baked cheesecake or a Christmas pudding would taste like when turned into a coffee, you'd have to plan a trip to China for the Snowy Cheese Flavored Latte or the Christmas Dessert Latte.