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Since I probably won’t drink it again I figure I will rate this here. There is a Taiwanese bakery not too far from where my parents live, and they always have coupons in the newspaper for a free Assam milk tea with the purchase of 5 buns. So I got a cold one and bought 5 buns, 4 for us to have later and one for me to have with my tea.

The one thing I did not know though was that the tea was going to be southern sweet. I wasn’t even asked anything about sweetener and holy cow if I could have I would have toned it down A LOT. The first taste was clearly hearty Assam but then it was like being slapped with sugar. I thought maybe it was going to be in a Hong Kong milk tea style but the sweetness didn’t taste to me like it was coming from sweetened condensed milk. It also didn’t seem as creamy but who knows I could be wrong, it just felt like that sugar syrupy kind of sweetness.

Totally have to give them props for actually saying it’s Assam rather than just calling it black tea.

The one good thing though is if you’re familiar with Taiwanese buns, they’re always so buttery and not heavy on sweet flavors, so having such a sweet drink brought out more of the flavor of the bun, which was a “milk cream” type. It made a mess.

TheTeaFairy

Interesting and even weird that they would serve tea southern style :-), you would think being Taiwanese, they would carry some type of Taiwanese tea! But at least they make the effort of serving tea! And I had never heard of Taiwanese buns, they sound yummy.

momo

Yeah, I am guessing it’s because of the area. One time several years ago, I tried to stop at a McDonalds just for unsweetened tea and they don’t even have any that isn’t already sweetened. I think I had been drawn in because of a $1 iced tea sign, well, apparently I’m the only one that sees that and expects at least an unsweetened option!

I think they just do some different fillings from Chinese ones, my favorite is buttercream and I have just learn its name is nai you bao. They’re all huge and really cheap and amazing.

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TheTeaFairy

Interesting and even weird that they would serve tea southern style :-), you would think being Taiwanese, they would carry some type of Taiwanese tea! But at least they make the effort of serving tea! And I had never heard of Taiwanese buns, they sound yummy.

momo

Yeah, I am guessing it’s because of the area. One time several years ago, I tried to stop at a McDonalds just for unsweetened tea and they don’t even have any that isn’t already sweetened. I think I had been drawn in because of a $1 iced tea sign, well, apparently I’m the only one that sees that and expects at least an unsweetened option!

I think they just do some different fillings from Chinese ones, my favorite is buttercream and I have just learn its name is nai you bao. They’re all huge and really cheap and amazing.

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