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A “Steampunk” device uses steam to extract the best flavor from tea at the Starbucks Roastery in Shanghai

Starbucks to Go "Venti" in China

It's the Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai, a new installment of Starbucks's upscale Roastery concept that first opened in Seattle in 2014.

In addition, Starbucks has included an augmented reality or AR experience for people who visit Shanghai's Roastery.

Take a look at the new Reserve Roastery in this gallery. "It is also another example of Starbucks tying together a physical store experience with new technology" said Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson when announcing this at the GeekWire Summit in September.

The world's largest Starbucks opened in Shanghai Dec. 6.

The Starbucks Roastery follows Smith & Sinclair's "experiential" chocolate shop in Britain's John Lewis, and the sensor-decked NikeLab in London and NY stores previous year.

On Wednesday, Starbucks is opening its biggest cafe in the world in Shanghai.

It will be the second of its kind worldwide, offering customers the chance to actually watch coffee beans being roasted live in-store.

One of the three coffee bars is 88 feet long. Created from recycled materials using a 3-D printer and 25-ft.in length, the tea bar is a light jade color with dark shadows to represent tea stains formed in a teapot over time. Tea products are a struggling subsidiary that Starbucks is eager to revive. It also sold Tazo, another tea brand, to Unilever in November.

Princi baked items are shown in the new Starbucks Roastery in Shanghai, China.

It is the company's fastest growing market and they are expanding rapidly. In the third quarter ending October 1, China's comparable store sales grew 8 percent, compared to a 2 percent global growth and 2 percent growth in the USA market.

Shares of Starbucks have risen 5.8 percent this year.

Starbucks sees China surpassing the U.S.as its largest market within a decade as it counts on the country's affluent consumers to offset stagnant growth in the rest of the world.

Schultz said on Tuesday at a briefing in Shanghai that it was obvious to the company that the holding power for Starbucks in China will be more significant than the USA holding power.

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