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drank U-Yo Milk Tea by Wahaha
1946 tasting notes

I had a bottle of this once before but didn’t get around to writing a note for it then. This is the “original flavor” milk tea, that is, basically unflavored. I remembered that the last time I was in China on a trip (2004), almost all of our bottled water was from this company, Wahaha, and it said that on the bottle in letters (not just Chinese characters). I will always remember one of our Chinese colleagues one time saying “Wahaha… the sound of children laughing.” Oh, Wahaha, you take me back.

Anyway, I enjoy this milk tea a lot. Not quite as much as the taro but not much beats taro. Actually there is a flavor to this that is similar to the taro (not surprising, since that one should have the same base as this), but I had thought that it was not just black tea, milk and sugar. Either the milk is slightly flavored with something else or the black tea is really tasty. I will never know! Oh well, I can definitely say I will miss this when I leave China. But it’s probably good, because I would probably gain 500lbs drinking this sugary rich drink all the time. :D

Jillian

I don’t know about ‘children’ laughing – the name sounds more like an evil supervillan laughing over his plans for world domination. ;D

I’ve never actually had authentic milk tea – what all is supposed to be in it?

Dinosara

You know I don’t really know exactly, but it’s definitely very sweet, so perhaps something like sweetened condensed milk mixed with a black tea.

Spoonvonstup

Wahaha happy baby drink!!! That is some good stuff. As you say, both sad and glad it’s not available here.

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Jillian

I don’t know about ‘children’ laughing – the name sounds more like an evil supervillan laughing over his plans for world domination. ;D

I’ve never actually had authentic milk tea – what all is supposed to be in it?

Dinosara

You know I don’t really know exactly, but it’s definitely very sweet, so perhaps something like sweetened condensed milk mixed with a black tea.

Spoonvonstup

Wahaha happy baby drink!!! That is some good stuff. As you say, both sad and glad it’s not available here.

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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