I drank Gong Cha's new "Brown Sugar Milk Black Tea". It's full of caramel-like brown sugar syrup.
Tea with brown sugar syrup has been available for order at some Gong Cha stores since February, but has expanded to all stores since March. You can choose from two types of base, oolong tea (oolong tea) and black tea (black tea), but this time I chose black tea.
For toppings, milk foam is recommended for black tea, and pearl (black tapioca) is recommended for oolong tea, but this time we will go the other way and try a combination of black tea and pearl.
The price is 520 yen for black tea (excluding tax, the same applies below) and 70 yen for pearl, for a total of 590 yen.
Gong Cha's black tea is brewed to bring out the richness so as not to lose to milk. Gong Cha's original brown sugar syrup is added to this, and it looks dynamic with a marble pattern.
I'd like to put my mouth on the straw as it is, but according to the shop staff, it is recommended to mix it well before drinking. After stirring for a while, the marble pattern of the syrup disappears cleanly. Did the color of the milk tea get a little darker?
When you drink it, it is very sweet and the strong scent of brown sugar reminiscent of caramel mixes with the flavor of smooth milk and strong black tea. However, it is a dessert drink that is very easy to drink without feeling tedious.
The pearl topping is the correct answer, and the squeaky, punipuni texture makes a good accent for milk black tea.
If you empty it to the bottom, you will be quite full with the volume of tapioca. If this is the case, you can lighten your breakfast or lunch. Please use it as a snack.