Starbucks Limited Edition Christmas Tree Frappuccino! Pistachio Cream and Raspberry Sauce

And the holiday madness continues with yet another seasonal creation debuting at Starbucks. Made available for sale from December 5th, the Pistachio Christmas Tree Hot Drink and Frappuccino offer a medley of nutty holiday flavors for the taste buds.

We decided to go out for a quick break to catch this specialty item for the short two weeks it is available.

The drink base and the whip cream, both a gentle sage green color, are blended with pistachio nuts to add body and depth of flavor to the beverage. The frozen base also contains chips of macadamia nuts for texture, while the whipped cream is drizzled with a sweet mouth-puckering raspberry sauce.

CDJapan Rental has a great deal on pocket wifi, with a range of flexible plans starting at ¥187/day. Japan Pocket Wifi Rental

We enjoyed this drink compared to the White Chocolate Snow Frappuccino, but still felt that among the specialty drinks at Starbucks, Christmas this year is more about the photo-opportunity than the flavor. The drink was not too sweet, which was definitely a plus, but overall, for 600円, the flavors didn’t particularly surprise us, and the drink felt a bit watery. A bit of a disappointment. As you can see in the photos above, the whipped cream seemed to be melting from the moment we received the drinks.

Overall: 3 

Price: 2

Visual: 3

Flavor: 3

 

…Better luck next time?

 

GetAround Japan is your number one travel guide, providing the latest information on visiting and living in Japan, with tips on what to eat, things to do, and places to stay.
Whether you're planning for a trip far in the future, or already in Japan in need of some fresh ideas, our archive of posts will help you find the best way to fill your time and get the most out of your travel experience.
We provide you updates on serious policies that affect visitors and foreign residents while also keeping things light and fun with articles on quirky trends and pop culture.
How do we know how to provide visitors the information they need? Our affiliate company CDJapan Rental provides WIFI and Sim Card rentals to thousands of visitors to Japan every year. In other words, we are constantly in touch with and listening to the voices of our customers, and infuse our blog with the information they ask us for.
For inquiries, contact us here

Company Information

CDJapan Rental (Neowing Corporation) 1-10-15-3F Nihonbashi Horidome Chuo, Tokyo 103-0012, Japan
Scroll to top