I have finally found the Holy Grail of Lazy Tea People:
Matcha for black tea.
This Instant 3-in-1 Milk Tea is black tea (type unspecified) with sugar and milk added. It’s all ground up, pre-steeped (I imagine?), dried, and ready to go. You just rip open the packet and dump it in a mug.
If I were to hazard a guess, I’d say this is probably some kind of English Breakfast tea. It’s probably more like tea-bag stock than loose-leaf stock, though I can’t say that definitively.
I mostly can’t tell because it already has the sugar and cream in there.
And it’s a BUNCH of sugar and cream.
Like, way more than I’d ever use on my own. I drink my teas straight, maybe with a splash of vanilla almond milk if I think it should be sweeter. This is candy-like. It’s absurdly sweet. When I made it, it’s a very pastel brown. Not a light amber (transparent), but thick and opaque.
I’m not going to lie: this is delicious. It’s almost like a tea version of a hot chocolate, or a tea-latte. Or those “Thai iced teas” that have the condensed milk in there.
They’re 70 calories each. It doesn’t sound like much. However, two cups is as much as a can of Coca-Cola. One cup is THREE Weight Watchers SmartPoints. (I just plugged it into the calculator & added it to the database. You’re welcome, fellow WW sisters.)
I like this a lot, but think that, like Cookie Monster and his cookies, this tea is a “sometimes treat.”
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Gold Kili
Made using specially selected premium grade tea leaves, creamer and with the finest cane sugar, this blend has a distinctive full flavor and aroma. It is both convenient and simple to make, a definite choice for discerning tea lovers.