As of today, many of us are quite familiar with Bubble Milk Tea (珍珠奶茶). But how many of us actually understand the preparations. Today I’m going to provide you with some basic information about bubble milk tea.
T4 Bubble Milk Tea with tagline “Tea for U, Taiwan for U” is a franchised brand originate from Taichung, Taiwan. Having Taichung as their main and first outlet, T4 has now expanded to Malaysia.
In Peninsular Malaysia, Seremban is the first outlet. Located at Seremban 2 most hype area, Uptown Avenue. Parking is not really an issue here.
The simple setup and spacious room yet cosy environment to provide a comfortable area for dine in customers.
Bubble Tea is popular among the youngsters. But at T4, it is a suitable place for family members of all ages.
What do you use to sweeten the drink? Cube sugar that is extracted 100% from the sugarcanes.
Sai Kit, the friendly and outgoing outlet manager gave a brief talk about T4, the ingredients and also the preparations of the drink. He was also very patient to answer our queries.
The selections of freshly brewed tea. At T4, drinks flavors are prepared using syrup instead of powder form.
These are the ‘pearls’ before they are put to boil. They are made from tapioca and it turn into powder form when you crushed it. From the photo, you could see there are 2 different sizes of ‘pearls’. The normal size and the mini pearls.
The boiling duration for these pearls has to be 2 hours (optimal), in order to achieve the chewy texture. Otherwise it will be tough and rubbery if its undercooked. During the boiling process, no sugar were added, only water. Sai Kit also ensured that the freshness of the pearls are only up to 3 hours.
All the ingredients are brought in from Taiwan and its safe to consume. Sai Kit emphasized that all ingredients are prepared daily in order to maintain the freshness.
He also ensured that all staffs are well trained.
The one page menu shows the list of drinks that are served here. Price starts from RM4 onward. You can request for toppings add on, and also adjust the sugar level & ice level according to your taste bud. Besides that, some of the drinks can be served hot too.
My ideal choice would be 50% sugar level and standard or 80% ice. 🙂
The list of toppings are pearl (the common order), aloe, coconut jelly, coffee jelly, pudding, grass jelly, fig jelly, red bean, agar pearls. No idea which topping goes well or suitable for your drink? Fret not…the friendly staffs here would be happy to assist you.
Each cup of drink is manually prepared and well shaken, then a machine to seal the top of the cup with plastic cellophane.
- Passion Fruit Royal Tea
- Elegant Royal Rose Tea
- Jadeite Royal Tea
- Osmanthus Royal Tea
- Apple Royal Tea
- Honey Peach Royal Tea
The above list of tea series are thirst quencher, ideal during a hot day. Osmanthus Royal Tea was quite memorable. Its a basic tea without any flavoring. Hence, it also delivers a very fragrant tea flavor. My favorite pick from the above list, would be Elegant Royal Rose Tea. It has a unique flavor combination of tea & rose. Natural rose petals were added to enhance the taste. Feels so feminine.
- Taro Milk Tea – I love this drink! Milk tea + Taro (Yam)
- Grass Jelly Honey Tea – A refreshing drink. Grass jelly was smooth and literally slip down your throat as you drink it.
- Panda Milk Tea – Milk tea (using Early Grey tea as tea base) with pearls and agar pearl. Gives you 2 different kind of chewing texture while you drink.
- Cream Crown Winter Melon – (refer to the following photo)
- Oreo Potted Milk Shake – smooth ice that’s made of whipped cream & milk were layered with oreo on every alternate layers. It gives you a balance mixture of both milk & oreo crunch as you sip through the large straw.
- Passion Fruit Smoothie – using the real passion fruit, it is blended with ice till real smooth. Real passion fruit pulp were also included into the drink, to give you a crunchy and fruity feeling.
Cream Crown Winter Melon or any of the Cream Crown series, this is the method to drink it. Using the mini plastic cutter, make a slit on the cover, then you sip through the gap. Why do you drink it this way? To proportionate both creamer (the top layer) & winter melon tea (the bottom layer), would taste nicer this way. Quite special, I felt.
**iced drink may cause the tapioca balls (black pearls) to harden. Therefore its best to consume within one hour.
It was a wonderful journey with varies bubble tea here.
Tel : 06-601 8671
Operation Hours: 12:00PM – 11:00PM
Thank you T4 for these joyful drinks.