Monday, January 17, 2011
Instant Milk Tea
The ingredients are sugar, creamer (aka lots of stuff that is bad for you), a milk derivative, some preservatives and artificial color, and then finally instant tea. Not really something I'd drink all the time, but it's handy to have around when I'm craving a sweet, milky tea taste similar to bubble tea. It is easily prepared by just pouring the mixture into a cup, then adding boiling water.
The 'tea' has the comforting flavor of sweet cream, but there is also a strange bitter flavor that feels dry on the tongue. Similar to burnt toast. A sweet and oily feeling lingers on the tongue for quite a long time after the tea is gone. I don't really get any strong tea flavor, it's really more of a hint of tea. The slight tea flavor reminds me of thai iced tea. It definitely reminds me of the milk teas I've had at bubble tea shops, but less flavorful. Still, it is a fun and quick way to have a tea that reminds me of an occasional indulgence. While it's not a pure tea flavor, it is a fun diversion.