Bring on the Cherry-Blossom Season Feels With These Must-Try Drinks

No need to leave the house to get your fix.

Cherry Blossom Flavored Coffee
PHOTO BY Instagram/sakurahanamiph, FamilyMart ILLUSTRATION Warren Espejo

( In Japan, the period of mid-March to early May signifies the celebration of all things pretty and pink—that is, of course, because it's cherry-blossom season! Cherry blossoms (a.k.a. sakura) have a deep significance in Japanese culture, being a metaphor for the beauty of living and a symbolic flower of spring—plus, nothing beats the sight of cherry blossom trees in bloom and their pale-pink petals against the blue sky. While travel is currently off the table for most of us, the good news is, a number of stores and cafés have sought to it to bring the experience to us in the form of one-of-a-kind, cherry blossom-themed sips. You can get these beverages delivered, too.


Taste these cherry blossom flavored coffee drinks that you can get in Manila right now:

Sakura Blossom Strawberry Frappuccino + Iced Sakura Blossom Strawberry Tea by Starbucks

Cherry Blossom Flavored Coffee
PHOTO BY Starbucks Philippines
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Starbucks is ringing in the cherry-blossom season with sakura-themed drinks that are pretty in shades of red and pink. The Sakura Blossom Strawberry Frapuccino (P185/Tall, P200/Grande, P215/Venti) is a creamy dessert drink that combines strawberry chunks, whole milk, a strawberry sauce, and chocolate petal sprinkles on top. If you're more for thirst-quenching sips, try the Iced Sakura Blossom Strawberry Tea (P180/Tall, P195/Grande, P210/Venti), which has Teavana Hibiscus tea and strawberry sauce, topped with a creamy cold foam and chocolate petal sprinkles. These are available at Starbucks stores or for delivery via GrabFood.


Starbucks has branches at Matalino Street, Teacher's Village, Quezon City and 6750 Ayala Avenue, Makati City. See a list of Starbucks branches. For delivery orders, find Starbucks on GrabFood. For more information, check out Starbucks Philippines' Facebook page.

Ichigo Mocha Latte at Family Mart

Cherry Blossom Flavored Coffee
PHOTO BY FamilyMart

This upcoming drink pairs strawberries and coffee for a sip that's simultaneously creamy, robust, and fruity. You can have it iced (P105/16 ounces) or hot (P85/12 ounces, P95/16 ounces), and it'll be available at Family Mart stores starting March 25. You can also order for delivery via GrabMart.


Family Mart has branches at Unit R 101, Bonifacio Stop Over, Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City and G/F W Fifth Avenue, 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City. See a list of Family Mart branches. For delivery orders, find Family Mart on GrabMart. For more information, check out FamilyMart Philippines' Facebook page.

Cherry Blossom Fizz Tea by Sakura Hanami

Cherry Blossom Flavored Coffee
PHOTO BY Instagram/sakurahanamiph

Milk-tea spot and café Sakura Hanami pays tribute to cherry blossoms not only with its gorgeous interiors (part of which is their IG-famous pink flower wall), but also with their flower-infused drinks! One of their more popular beverages is the Cherry Blossom Fizz Tea (starts at P105/regular), which is made with real edible flowers. If you like your tea on the hot side, they've also got the Traditional Cherry Blossom Tea (P195) in pots. If you can't head out, you can also get your fix at home by ordering through GrabFood or Foodpanda.

Sakura Hanami has branches at 168 Maginhawa Street, Diliman, Quezon City and 1021 P. Ocampo Street corner Arellano Street, Malate, Manila City. See a list of Sakura Hanami branches. For delivery orders, find Sakura Hanami on GrabFood or Foodpanda. For more information, check out Sakura Hanami's Facebook page.

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