When coffee would be too strong or when a frappe would be too heavy, milk tea is the drink of choice for many. Milk tea cafes outnumber coffee shops and juice bars nowadays and there’s no doubt that they are here to stay. It has become so ingrained in our culture that most would know how to answer the question “Sugar level?”, that “pearl” or “crystals” do not mean precious jewels, and that no one’s referring to baseball when they talk about “sinkers”.
I’ll be honest in saying that I joined the bandwagon way too late. While I appreciate that it’s a lighter option to coffee and that there are chewables (which remind me of my all time favorite Starbucks drink), I’m not such a fan of mixing milk with tea. I love tea on its own and milk on its own but milk mixed in tea just reminds me of watered down coffee.
But what do I know? You all love it, so I give it a go every so often and it’s slowly growing on me. Like today, I went to 7-11 during break and got me a 600ml bottle of the infamous bottled milk tea called Mine Shine. I chose this one over all the other bottle milk teas available because many seem to be in love with it. GeekOut.ph’s Bim is a huge fan and buys it 3.5 out of 5 times he’s in a 7-11; I lugged several liters of the stuff from the Asian grocery for my officemate DJ, because that was the only place it was available in Lyon (and because I’m nice like that).
So about Mine Shine. Know how I said that milk mixed in tea reminds me of watered down coffee? Mine Shine tastes like that exactly. Without “sinkers”, the milk tea drink tastes diluted and not a lot of fun. Perhaps I’m not the best person to judge milk tea but to me, bottled milk teas in general are only a viable option to satiate your milk tea craving if you have no other choice. Everyone else says otherwise.
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