For bubble tea with a Japanese twist, how about a sakura-flavored creation from popular tea stand chain TP Tea?

Fans of sweet drinks will be delighted to know that the TP Tea stand, operated by popular Taiwan based teahouse chain Chun Shui Tang, is now offering a Japan-exclusive Tapioca Sakura Latte tea drink.

It’s definitely a drink for sakura lovers, as you’ll be treated to the scent of sakura every time you take a sip. The drink is made with leaves from two different types of sakura trees soaked in syrup, along with a fragrant high quality jasmine tea. Available both cold and hot and also with or without the tapioca pearls  (650 yen [US$5.80] with and 580 yen without), the sakura tea will be on sale until March 31.

▼The beautiful pale pink color evokes images of cherry blossoms.

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. 春薫る🌸『タピオカ桜ラテ』3月末までの限定新販売!✨ . 2月23日(日)〜3月31日(火)までの1か月限定で、2種の桜の葉を贅沢に使用した『タピオカ桜ラテ』(価格650円)とTP TEAとしては初めての麦茶を使用したノンカフェインティー『タピオカ麦茶ラテ』(価格500円)を発売いたします。いずれも日本のみ季節限定販売で、お好みでアイスまたはホット、タピオカのあり・なしが選べるアレンジティーです。発売を記念し、TP TEAとグループの台湾カフェ春水堂(チュンスイタン)で発売する桜ドリンクを購入された方を対象にスタンプラリーを開催し、TP TEAオリジナルの桜ドリンクホルダーをプレゼントいたします! . . ◆桜香る上品大人味!春色アレンジティー この度春限定で登場の『タピオカ桜ラテ』は、無添加・無着色でシロップ漬けにした国産の2種類の桜の葉を贅沢に使用。ハイグレードな翡翠ジャスミンティーとミルクフォームで作るラテと合わせることにより、飲む度に桜が香るすっきりとした大人味のアレンジティーに仕上げました . #タピオカ #ホットタピオカ #TPTEA #ティーピーティー

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Plus, starting March 1, buying designated sakura drinks at TP Tea and Chun Shui Tang locations will earn you a special TP Tea sakura drink holder, if you’re one of the first 30 customers.The sakura-flavored drinks you can buy for the drink holder are the Tapioca Sakura Berry Milk Tea from Chun Shui Tang and the Hot Sakura Latte and Iced Sakura Latte.

▼ Yup, getting a free gift for drinking three of these drinks sounds like a pretty good deal to us:

And if you’re looking for a Japanese flavor other than sakura, they’ll also be offering, for the same period, the Tapioca Mugicha (barley tea) Latte (500 yen with tapioca/450 yen without), also available both hot and cold.

▼ The barley tea based latte also happens to be caffeine free!

While there may be buzz that the tapioca fad is dying out in Japan, we have to say items like these make us hope we can continue to enjoy creative bubble drinks in different flavors and forms for many years to come!

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