The ‘Chun Cui He’ Taiwan Milk Tea was all the rage in Taiwan and was quite a popular souvenir at one point.
Then it was made available in Singapore which saw the demand going through the roof.
At the height of their popularity, it was discovered that the popular tea contained the ingredient L-theanine, which is not on the list of permitted food additive under the Food Regulations of Singapore.
The hype has died down since then, un-revived even with the launch of several new flavours.
As usual Malaysia was late to the boat, but we finally got them anyways; and yes, minus the offensive ingredient ( I checked the label).
Only three flavors are available in Malaysia for now – the Latte, Milk Tea and Earl Grey Milk Tea.
I stole a sip of the Latte from a friend a few months back when I was in SG and I had thought that perhaps that small sip wasn’t enough for me to taste the flavour.
I’ve uploaded a video on my FB (HERE) which you can view to see the consistency of the drinks and my thoughts about it. As for the taste, let’s just say that I won’t be buying another batch anytime soon.
But if I have pick one, my choice would be the Milk TEA.
I hate diluted coffee and the Earl Grey is way mild. They are pricy too for a 275ml bottled drink. Be prepared to pay almost RM10 for each.
NOTE: The original price of the drink is RM9.50 but there’s a current ‘introductory promotion’ where the bottles are selling for RM8.95 each.
But don’t take my word for it.
Try it yourself.
Here’s how you can get your hands on one (or two, or all three):
Follow this list from 7-11 Malaysia, go 7-11 hopping and keep your fingers crossed that there’s stock. 😉