Unless you haven’t been online for the past month, you’d probably have heard about the transparent milk tea from Japanese brand Suntory that has taken Singapore by storm.
For the record, the Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea looks like water, but it is tea. A special distillation method is used to separate the tea leaves, milk fat and milk protein from the milk tea, while retaining the tea flavours, lactose and milk minerals.
That’s why this transparent drink tastes pretty much like the usual bottled milk tea – just on the lighter side. Does this mean it’s lighter in calories, fat and carbs too? We compare the Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea with four other brands of bottled milk tea.
Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea ($2.90 for 550ml)
Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea (per 100ml):
Chun Cui He Milk Tea ($2.80 for 275ml)
Chun Cui He Milk Tea (per 100ml):
Vita Hong Kong Style Milk Tea ($1.65 for 480ml)
Vita Hong Kong Style Milk Tea (per 100ml):
MineShine Milk Tea ($1.70 for 600ml)
MineShine Milk Tea (per 100ml):
Pokka Premium Milk Tea ($1.40 for 500ml)
Pokka Premium Milk Tea (per 100ml):
Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea is the winner
It looks like Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea is the undisputed winner in terms of being waistline-friendly.
FairPrice is currently stocking up on this transparent tea. If you’re desperate, you can buy it in bulk from www.qoo10.com.
Images: Huy Pham / Shape Singapore
Text: Estelle Low / Shape Singapore / December 2017
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