Sip - Issue 17

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THE EVOLUTION OF HONG KONG STYLE MILK TEA by Claudia Tse Certified TAC Tea Sommelier® Professional There is nothing better to representing Hong Kong than a good cup of Hong Kong style milk tea. A beverage loved by many, 2.5 million cups a day* in Hong Kong alone, it's no exaggeration that it's an addiction for many, for its unique rich and bold flavour as well as the unforgettable silky texture that reminds one of home. What’s more, it is also a drink that encapsulated its colonial era, Hong Kong milk tea condensed a century of evolution in a cup. While tea originated from China, it took Europe by storm in the 1800s, especially in England where the afternoon tea culture with milk in tea


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