Friday, December 30, 2011

Kyoto Sanjo Ohashi (京都三条大橋店)

I really love Kyoto.

And I really love this Starbucks store along the river at dusk.
My best friend and I enjoyed a quit chat
over tea lattes in our kimono.

(Left) Azuki Green Tea Latte
(Right) Chai Tea Latte

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Tenmabashi Keihan City Mall (天満橋京阪シティモール店)

Christmas has come and gone
and the new winter promotion has started on the 26th!

It features Azuki Matcha (Green Tea) Latte and Frappuccino.
Azuki is a type of red bean that is usually eaten sweetened.
It goes really well with green tea and is often used together in desserts.

(Left) Casi Cielo Blend
(Right) Muan Jai Blend

New Year Dragon Bearista
(2012 is the year of the dragon!)

Azuki Green Tea Latte

(Left) Chocolate Banana Tart
(Right) Soufflé Cheese Cake

(Left) Japan 2012 Mug
(Right) Collectable Demi Japan 2012

(Left) Japan 2012 Tumbler
(Right) New Year Dragon Tumbler

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Chayamachi Applause Tower (ちゃやまちアプローズタワー店)

One of our Starbucks Reserve stores in Osaka.
I love the open feel of the place.

New drink suggestions we got a few days before Christmas:

Vanilla Cocoa
Dark Mocha Chip Frappuccino
Extra Shot Cafe Mocha

(Left) Dark Mocha Chip Frappuccino
(Right) Chai Tea Latte

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Shinjuku Nomura Bldg (新宿野村ビル店)

I love this store during the holidays
because the office building also puts up Christmas decorations
so it makes the Starbucks store even more cozier.

Bacon and Seasonal Veggie Quiche

Candle Roll Cake

Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday!
Merry Christmas!

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Seibu Shinjuku PePe (西武新宿PePe店)

Christmas Blend
Christmas Blend Espresso Roast

Starbucks Japan launched its second Christmas promo!
It started on December 1st.

Stainless Coffee Bottle (Gold)

Stainless Coffee Bottle (Silver)

(Left) Candlelight Mug Red
(Middle) Dot Mug Yellow
(Right) Forrest Mug Purple

Wrapping Tumbler
(Left) Blue
(Right) White

Holiday Boy Cakepop
(I love how mine has a little milk mustache!)

Black Forrest Cake

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal Station (羽田空港国内線ターミナル駅店)

This is the Starbucks store at
Haneda International Airport Domestic Terminal 1.
The airport has three terminals (2 domestic, 1 international).

This terminal is for Japan Airlines (JAL), which is why I rarely come
because I always fly with All Nippon Airways (ANA).
But my sister flies JAL so we had breakfast here
before I headed to Terminal 2 where I got on my ANA flight.

It's been a crazy couple of months where I've been
coming to the airport every month since August.
I'm beginning to feel quite at home here.

Anyways, I love the stores in airports because
they have all the city mugs from various cities across Japan.

They also had Christmas merchandise, too.

(Left) Candy Cane Mug
(Right) Collectable Demi Candy Cane

Stainless Metallic Tumbler
Scales Red  

Christmas Blend VIA
(Holiday Mini Pouch + 3 VIA sticks)

Stars Mug Holiday:
(Left to Right) Red, Blue, Green, Light Green

Christmas Blend

Chai Tea Latte

Banana Milk Pancakes
(These were delicious!)

3-3-2 Haneda Airport
Ota-ku, Tokyo



Everyday: 6am-10:30pm

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Handmade Starbucks Christmas Blend Booklet

Christmas Blend is here again this year
starting Nov 2nd in Japan.

For a country overflowing with Buddhists
we go all out on Christmas...
but I don't mind at all :-)

Here is the booklet the baristas made about this blend.

"a wood-y taste filled with warmth"

Suggestions for food pairing:
Cranberry Bliss Bar