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May 26, 2011 / suehwey

review: xiang piao piao instant milk tea

recently, i saw this instant milk tea in one of the chinese groceries store here, which my artist claimed is “bubble tea” according to the chinese words. and being a bubble tea lover, i just had to try it!

P1080625instant bubble milk tea?

P1080629the contents: a pack of milk tea in powder form, a container of jelly-like thingy that tasted like nata de coco, and a plastic straw…

P1080631 after pouring in the milk tea powder, pour in the nata de coco and stir in hot water…

P1080632 poke in the plastic straw and ta-da! ready to drink!

verdict: the milk tea taste is kinda funny, not like bubble tea at all! it’s not even nice for a regular milk tea. and nata de coco as a substitute for “pearls” in bubble tea? i dun think so…

am i going to buy this again? not a chance!



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  1. Neena Lastrange / Aug 26 2011 7:26 am

    uhmm that’s not the translation. It’s not supposed to be a bubble tea, it’s supposed to just be milk tea. This brand actually makes a separate drink that is a bubble tea with “pearls”!! So yeah I just had to set you straight with how you ended that.

  2. suehwey / Aug 27 2011 11:44 am

    neena lastrange, thanks for pointing that out, but in chinese, both are called “milk tea”. it’s just that those with pearls are called bubble milk tea, and those without are just plain milk tea and normally it’s interchangeable from where i come from. so i must’ve misunderstood my chinese artist when she said “milk tea” 🙂

  3. Melina / Dec 17 2011 4:40 pm

    oh my god i LOVE this tea!!!!! i havent tried the bubble version yet, but im deffo gonna stock up on this one! it is so much fun to drink!

  4. Lavinia / Mar 2 2012 1:33 am

    I am drinking it right now.. it’s like INKA.. why didn’t those transparent things melt? Weird…

    • suehwey / Mar 23 2012 2:15 am

      lavinia, those transparent things are nata de coco… they don’t melt

  5. sherlyn / Mar 22 2012 7:35 pm

    where do i buy this in singapore?

    • suehwey / Mar 23 2012 2:15 am

      sherlyn, i don’t know. i bought them in dubai…

  6. Lancelot / Mar 28 2013 6:39 am

    Recently got into bubble tea and fell in love with it at first sip. While this product is convenient, it’s not at all like what I’d find in the boba shops around the city. Needless to say, I understood what I was getting myself into. Sipping it right now; it’s not terrible, but the pearls are rather tough and they stick together. Had to spend a little time separating them. Nevertheless, it’s well worth the experience! 🙂

  7. Kevin / May 24 2013 5:30 pm

    you said you bought this in dubai, do you know where? because im having trouble getting my hands on it 🙂

  8. suehwey / May 25 2013 2:03 am

    I think it was at the chinese grocers in the twin towers at baniyas, near the creek.

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