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Boba Milk Tea Apparently Has Over 2x More Sugar Than a Coca Cola and I’m in Denial

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The widely praised, milky goodness we all love to drink any time of the day, popularly known as boba tea or bubble tea or milk tea, apparently contains more sugar than a regular serving of soda, according to latest study conducted in Singapore.

In the experiment, which was commissioned by Channel NewsAsia, students in the Applied Food Science and Nutrition diploma course at the Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore tested out six popular brands of bubble tea to check out their sugar content.

8 Childhood Asian Drinks That Aren’t Boba

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When you first think of Asian drinks, your mind automatically jumps to milk tea.

But what many may not have realized is that there are tons of different drinks available right at your fingertips. All you have to do is visit your local Asian supermarket, or even hunt around your regular supermarket! You might be surprised. Here are nine asian drinks that you should get your hands on:

Popular Chinese Herbal Tea Claims It Can Increase Life Expectancy By 10%

A popular herbal tea drink in China is said to have certain medicinal attributes that can increase a person’s life expectancy by 10%, but some Chinese netizens find the recent claims a bit hard to swallow.

Li Chuyuan, chairman of the Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Group, the state-owned parent company of the firm behind Wanglaoji, also known by its Cantonese name Wong Lo Kat, cited a government-funded research led by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to back up the claim.

Taiwan Goes Crazy For Crystal Clear Milk Tea From Japan

A crystal clear, transparent milk tea is causing an uproar in the Taiwanese market. The beverage, created by Japanese company Suntory, has become quite a big hit in the country that some regular consumers even buy large bulk orders – around 20 to 100 bottles of the drink at a time.

According to UDN via Taiwan News, Suntory’s milk tea flavor, part of its Premium Morning Tea line, first hit the shelves of Hong Kong-owned supermarket Wellcome. The competition then became fierce when its rival, A.mart, began selling the same item, even offering a special sales promotion to entice customers.

How Thailand Created One of Asia’s Most Delicious Ice Teas

Unlike ma-po tofu, a Chinese dish which traces back to one “acne-pocked-faced woman” the tofu dish is named after, the invention of Thai ice tea or “cha yen” as most of us know it, is a mystery lost to the ages.

But the unmistakable orange-hued drink — creamy, icy, and sweet — has won over the taste buds of people the world over. Not only can you get it in the classic form anywhere Thai food is served, bright orange, highly spiced, with a generous pour of evaporated milk over ice, you can find treats like Thai ice tea French macarons and Thai ice tea flavored ice cream as well.

Chinese Tourist Tricked Into Buying Fake $10,000 Whiskey Shot in Switzerland

Getting drinks at bars can really take a toll on your wallet, but one Chinese tourist took it to the next level by taking a single shot of whiskey worth $10,000, which turned out to be fake.

Zhang Wei, who is reported to be China’s highest-paid online novelist, traveled to Switzerland with his 82-year-old grandmother to down a shot of Macallan at the Devil’s Place Whisky Bar at Hotel Waldhaus in St. Moritz.