When consumers buy milk tea, they sometimes encounter such problems: it is obviously the same milk tea, but the taste is different, mainly because of the difference in milk tea production technology. Every investor who invests in milk tea stores hopes that the milk tea store will make profits and earn rich profits. In fact, as long as you have excellent technology and raw materials, you can make good milk tea.
Different Types of Milk Tea
Different types of milk tea. According to regional customs classification, milk tea can be divided into Xizang butter tea, Taiwan-style milk tea, Hong Kong-style milk tea, American milk tea, Nanyang milk tea, Japanese milk tea, Thai milk tea, Korean tide milk tea, Malaysian milk tea, Turkish milk tea, Arabic milk tea, Italian milk tea, Spanish milk tea, Dutch milk tea, Brazil milk tea, etc.
Milk tea in each region has its own regional characteristics. Also, there are different ways to classify milk tea.
Minor Material Classification
According to the auxiliary materials, the milk tea can be divided into plain black pearl milk tea, taro milk tea, roasted herb milk tea, germ milk tea, peppermint milk tea, charcoal milk tea, coffee milk tea, chocolate milk tea, royal milk tea, green matte milk tea, Xuanrice milk tea, wheat grass milk tea, rose honey milk tea, ginger milk tea, ginseng milk tea, buttermilk tea, spices milk tea, Machado butter milk tea and so on.
Tea Leaves Classification
According to the tea. used in production, milk tea can be divided into coffee black tea, Assam black tea, Ceylon black tea, wheat black tea, oolong tea, green tea, jasmine green tea, mountain tea, and charcoal tea.
In addition, milk tea can be divided into five levels of sweetness according to the degree of sugar level flavor of customers: no sugar, 30% sugar (light sugar), 50% sugar (half sugar), 70% sugar, and 100% sugar. According to customer’s requirements on the temperature of milk tea, milk tea can be divided into seven temperature practices, including more ice, normal ice, 70% ice, less ice, de-ice, constant temperature, and heat.
Black Milk Tea
Black milk tea is the most classic milk tea. It’s made by brewing a strong black tea then adding milk. This results in a bold, malty tea that is smoothed out by the milk. Ceylon and Assam black tea leaves are most commonly used as the base. The tea leaves are steeped in hot water to extract their robust flavor before milk is added.
Condensed or evaporated milk is traditionally used to make black milk tea. The thickness and sweetness of condensed milk pairs nicely with strong black tea. However, any type of dairy milk or milk alternative can be used to suit different tastes. Common variants include Thai black tea which adds spices such as star anise and cardamom to the tea leaves while brewing. Hong Kong style milk tea uses both black and oolong teas as the base.
Green Milk Tea
Green milk tea delivers the fresh, vegetal taste of green tea balanced by milk. Sencha and matcha green teas are most commonly used. The tea leaves are steeped at a lower temperature than black tea to prevent bitterness. The resulting tea has a light golden color and grassy flavor.
The milk balances out the subtle astringency of green tea. Condensed milk is popular for green milk tea in Asia. However, regular milk or nut milks also pair well. The creamy texture and sweetness rounds out the vegetal edges of green tea.
Jasmine milk tea is a popular green milk tea made with jasmine-scented green tea. The floral aroma adds a lovely nuance. Matcha milk tea is another green option, made by whisking matcha powder into milk and sweetener. This makes an ultra-creamy, vivid green milk tea.
Oolong Milk Tea
Oolong teas make an excellent milk tea with their complex flavors. The most commonly used oolong is Taiwanese oolong. Its orchid-like aroma and light roasted taste stands up well to milk. The oolong is steeped in hot, not boiling, water to draw out its delicate flavors before milk is added.
Condensed or evaporated milk is traditionally used in oolong milk teas. But regular dairy milk or milk substitutes can also be used. The creamy milk balances out the floral, fruity taste of oolong tea. Sweeteners like sugar or honey are often added as well.
Popular oolong milk tea variations include Thai oolong milk tea spiced with star anise and Chinese bubble tea. Bubble tea has tapioca pearls or “bubbles” added to the milk tea for an enjoyable chewy texture. Brown sugar oolong milk tea is another favorite, with the addition of fragrant brown sugar syrup.
Milk Tea Customizations
There are many ways to customize your milk tea and make it your own. First, the type of tea used as the base makes the biggest difference. Black, green, and oolong teas each give very distinct flavors. The tea’s origin, grade, and specific varietal can also change the flavor profile.
The milk used also offers great room for customization. Dairy milks like whole milk, low-fat milk, soy milk, almond milk, and more will taste different. You can also play around with the quantity of milk to make the tea creamier or lighter. Sweeteners are another area to customize, with options like white sugar, brown sugar, honey, stevia, and other syrups.
Finally, extra mix-ins allow for creativity. Popular add-ins are tapioca pearls, grass jelly, fruit jellies, puddings, and herbs like basil or mint. The possibilities are endless when making milk tea your own. Experiment and have fun with the many options!
No 3: Flavor Classification
According to the taste of milk tea, milk tea can be divided into the following series.
(1) Pearl milk tea series. Including plain milk tea, apple milk tea, lemon milk tea, strawberry milk tea, chocolate milk tea, Honeydew milk tea, mango milk tea, taro milk tea, pineapple milk tea, pineapple milk tea, and so on.
(2) Smoothie series. Including grape smoothie, chocolate smoothie, mango smoothie, strawberry smoothie, Honeydew smoothie, papaya smoothie, red bean smoothie, lemon smoothie, taro smoothie, milk smoothie, and so on.
(3) Milkshake series. These include strawberry milkshakes, apple milkshakes, mango milkshakes, pineapple milkshakes, blueberry milkshakes, orange milkshakes, green apple milkshakes, peach milkshakes, lemon milkshakes, etc.
(4) Shaved ice series. Including cantaloupe shaved ice, strawberry shaved ice, lover’s fruit shaved ice, mango shaved ice, orange shaved ice, Honeydew shaved ice, chocolate shaved ice, etc.
(5) Fruit Tea series. Including Honeydew Fruit Tea, strawberry Fruit Tea, blueberry Fruit Tea, green apple Fruit Tea, orange Fruit Tea, lemon Fruit Tea, pineapple Fruit Tea, mango Fruit Tea, etc.