I always look forward to cherry blossom season, especially in the DC area! I love how so many people and brands get excited for the pretty blooms and celebrate with special offers. This year, Starbucks has joined in with the Cherry Blossom Frappuccino which is available until March 20th.
From the Starbucks Newsroom, the Cherry Blossom Frappuccino is "a blend of sweet strawberries and cream with white chocolate sauce and matcha drizzle, topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of matcha".
So yeah - the first thing people might notice is that the base consists of a strawberry base, which really has nothing to do with cherry blossoms, cherries, or anything remotely close to that, haha. But for selfish reasons I am fine with that, since I don't like cherry flavors anyway and the strawberry makes for a pretty pink color :o)
I wish there was more of a matcha flavor, because there was basically none at all even though there were swirls of green around the inside of the cup, and some matcha powder sprinkled on top. Basically, this was a Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino with a little bit of matcha included. So, nothing really quite as special as the cherry blossom season offerings at Starbucks in Japan but I'm always happy to see another way to celebrate the cherry blossoms!