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Type of tea in milk tea? (Wonderful Foods)

Thanks for the tips! I'll try the instant. Maybe I'll also try the "nice" tea because the thai/chai tea flavor sounds good too.

Oct 10, 2012
misahpea in Home Cooking

Type of tea in milk tea? (Wonderful Foods)

I'm looking for black milk tea from bubble tea shops. I've never had HK style milk tea, though it sounds delicious too.
I've tried using powdered coffee creamer, and it definitely makes it closer. I think it's possible I should use a type of loose leaf tea instead of tea bags to make it stronger, since adding ice and creamer dilutes the tea flavor.

May 15, 2012
misahpea in Home Cooking

Type of tea in milk tea? (Wonderful Foods)

Thanks for the info. I've looked over that thread before, and I believe what I'm looking for is different. My understanding is that bubble tea and Hong Kong milk tea aren't the same, since bubble tea originated in Taiwan. Perhaps the milk tea at Wonderful Foods is Hong Kong style, though, and that might be what I'm missing.

May 15, 2012
misahpea in Home Cooking

Type of tea in milk tea? (Wonderful Foods)

Hello all,

I've long been a browser of chowhound, and finally decided to make an account to see if my burning question could be answered. I love milk tea, from bubble/boba tea shops, but the closest to me is a 40 minute drive over the bridge into San Francisco. I have tried recreating it at home but can't get the right flavor. I've tried evaporated milk, regular milk, sweetened condensed milk, and creamer; regular english breakfast tea, Ten Ren tea bags, special "golden milk tea leaves" from a bubble tea supply website; and so on. Nothing is right.

I'm wondering if anyone knows what kind of tea leaves these bubble tea shops use, when they don't use premade mixes? I especially adore the milk tea at Wonderful Foods, and would love to know what kind of tea they use.

I'm fairly certain most bubble tea shops use creamer, but Wonderful Foods might use real milk. I also am considering trying out fructose as a sweetener option.

Thanks for the help

May 15, 2012
misahpea in Home Cooking