If you are familiar with Hong Kong's 茶餐厅 culture or have simply watched enough TVB dramas, you will know that Hong Kongers can't live without their Lemon Teas and Milk Teas. Although we have pretty close stuffs from the likes of Imperial Treasure and Kim Gary, there is still this slight gap that they couldn't close. Now we can have these classic HK drinks at home, one much more readily available than the other too!
Introducing Vita Lemon Tea! I almost jumped around like a kid when I finally saw these at NTUC Xtra. From the makers of the popular Vitasoy, their lemon tea taste very different from our local brands. The balance of tea and lemon is simply excellent and is not overloaded with artificial sweeteners, making every sip a refreshing one!
$4.95 for two packs
If you prefer your lemon tea with an even stronger tea flavour, then the Ceylon Lemon Tea will be good for you! Brewed with Ceylon tea leaves, this went well for my mom though I personally thought it was slightly leaning to the bitter end.
With no advertisements or any visible marketing efforts, I am not optimistic that Singaporeans knew of their existence or will be even willing to try them. So before NTUC decides not to restock them, I have already bought a stash for keeps!
Tai Hing Canned Milk Tea (~$1.50/can)
The Tai Hing group of restaurants in HK has gained popularity in the recent years for their quality roasts and smooth, rich milk tea. Now they have made it more convenient by packing the milk tea into cans! Not available in Singapore, I was lucky to have a HK friend bringing almost a carton of them over, which I now treasure and ration every can to make sure they could last until my next stockup. Definitely something to consider lugging back if you visit HK, let's hope they export it to our island soon!
My two favourite teas paired with Crystal Jade's Shrimp Paste Chicken and Red Bean Kaya Cream Puff. Sweet, savoury, shiok! Join me for high tea, anyone?
Vita Lemon Tea
Limited quantity available at NTUC Finest and NTUC Xtra
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Tai Hing Milk Tea
Sold exclusively at Tai Hing restaurants and ParknShop supermarkets
Check out their company website and thier latest Milk Tea advertisement!
Taken with Nikon D70
Relational Goods @ Everitt Road
10 hours ago