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Lonely Planet (UK) - - Globetrotter -

Glob­al­i­sa­tion con­tin­ues apace with the news that a cen­tu­ry­old his­toric tea­house in Ky­oto now sports a fa­mil­iar mer­maid logo: the city’s lat­est branch of Star­bucks lies within. In a city with a mil­len­nium of tea­house cul­ture, what, we ask, does a Frap­pu­cino bring to the ta­ble?

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