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The sweet drinks are made to look like the real deal, and are even topped with green whipped cream and sugary ornaments to add a little Christmas cheer.

The drink is made out of a Peppermint Mocha Crème Frappuccino that's topped with a tree made out of matcha whipped cream. A strawberry sits atop as the tree-topper, finishing off the most Instagrammable beverage of the holiday season.

Like the majority of Starbucks' unique Frappuccinos, this one is limited edition and is available Thursday, Dec. 7 through Monday, Dec. 11.

This writer drove to two Starbucks early hoping she could convince a kind barista to make her one before the official launch. Still, it's worth pointing out that the nutritional information for the Christmas Tree Frappuccino is eye-opening.

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The Christmas Tree Frappuccino is advertised has containing 50 grams of sugar in the 16-ounce "Grande" cup; 4 grams less than October's "zombie brains" drink.

The matcha whipped cream could use a bit more matcha, too, since the tree isn't very green and it tastes just like regular whipped cream.

'Verdict: minty and tasty, though not as festive looking as some of the other special frapps like the zombie or unicorn.

It just wouldn't be the holidays without another super sweet - and slightly complicated - winter themed-beverage from Starbucks. The Frappuccino base, although not particularly Christmas-coloured, tasted like pure peppermint-chocolate bliss.