Milk tea craze hit the Philippines hard—and never really left. Whether you’re taking a break from work, enjoying a meal, or just lounging around at home, the refreshing drink always makes a sweet lover’s day a little bit brighter.
And now, it’s easier than ever to get a hold of your favorite drink anytime you want! In a bid to give people their milk tea fix no matter the season, weather, or quarantine situation, Moonleaf Tea Shop created yummy DIY kits for anyone craving a thirst-quenching glass of milk tea. If you’re like us and milk tea is a staple in your daily routine, these make-your-own milk tea kits are definitely the perfect at-home treat.
Yes, You Can Make Your Own Wintermelon Milk Tea
There are a ton of yummy drinks on Moonleaf’s menu, but among their wide range of delectable beverages, the Wintermelon Milk Tea is at the top of the pack. The ultra-refreshing option is the ideal drink in hand during hot summer days. For the tropical Philippines, it’s perfect all year round!
If you’re yearning for an invigorating pick-me-up without stepping out the door, the Make Your Own Wintermelon Milk Tea Kit by Moonleaf may be exactly what you need. It features all the essential ingredients for mixing milk tea: Moonleaf black pearls, Moonleaf black tea leaves, wintermelon syrup, milk powder, brown sugar, and a bundle of straws for the full experience.
Even those who aren’t kitchen whizzes can whip up a fresh batch of milk tea on their own in just a couple of steps.
To cook the boba pearls, boil 3 liters of water and stir in the black pearls at medium heat before covering with a lid. Leave it cooking and stir the mixture occasionally for 35 minutes, then turn off the heat and leave it covered for 40 more minutes. Strain under running water until it’s cool enough to handle. In 300 ml of hot water, dissolve the brown sugar, and add the black pearls.
Mix the milk tea next by boiling 800 ml of water. After taking it off the heat, steep the black tea leaves for 12 minutes. Strain the tea and dissolve the powdered milk in it, then mix in the wintermelon syrup and 1.6 liters of cold water. Pour the tea mix into glasses with the pearls. Add ice as needed—and enjoy your homemade Wintermelon Milk Tea that’s exactly as delicious as in-store offers!
Plus, this DIY milk tea can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, so you can pour yourself a glass anytime you get the hankering for one.
The Chocolate Milk Tea is also available as a DIY kit, but if you’re not too keen on making your own drink, Moonleaf has got you covered, too.
Get Your Favorite Drinks at Moonleaf
Making your own milk tea is fun and easy, but milk tea lovers with extreme cravings may want to chug their drinks as soon as they get to you. Fortunately, Moonleaf delivers ready-made drinks as well, like the Tiger Moon Brown Sugar Milk Tea that’s especially suited for milk tea addicts with a sweet tooth.
Another customer favorite is Moonleaf’s range of delightful Chocolate and Coffee Drinks, which are available hot or iced. From Black Coffee and Latte to hot Chocolate and the festive Choco Peppermint, it’s easy to get your caffeine fix online with Metro Manila pick-up and delivery.
Milk tea superfans can even order by the gallon for get-togethers or to make sure there’s plenty to go around for the entire family. The Gallon Milk Tea gives you a whole jug of milk tea to drink to your heart’s content!
So, what Moonleaf bestseller are you in the mood for? Take your pick here and satisfy your milk tea cravings ASAP! After sipping on your refreshment of choice, discover more food and beverage options you can enjoy in and beyond Metro Manila at KKday.
Words by Celia Nachura
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