It’s Tea Time Tuesdays once again and today I will be reviewing MineShine Premium Milk Tea Drink and Kaisi Selection Premium Version of Assam Milk Tea. I bought these two bottled milk teas in 7-Eleven. I wanted to find out if there are decent bottled milk tea out in the market so read on which bottled milk tea I liked better.
Pricing and Availability:
As I mentioned, both MineShine and Kaisi Selection are available in 7-Eleven. MineShine Premium Milk Tea Drink is priced at P42 for a 600ml bottle. Kaisi Selection Premium Version of Assam Milk Tea on the other hand is priced at P45 for a 500ml bottle. MineShine is cheaper but is saving P3 a good idea?
MineShine: water, sugar, milk powder, black tea leave extract, natural flavor, emulsifier, barley extract.
Kaisi Selection: water, sugar, creamer, skim milk powder, black tea, emulsifying agent, maltodextrin, carrageenan, sodium carboxymethyl, cellulose, sodium bicarbonate, caramel, sodium citrate, flavor.
Clearly Kaisi Selection has more ingredients some of which I can’t even pronounce. MineShine has lesser ingredients but its ingredients are more natural compared to Kaisi Selection.
Kaisi Selection was the first milk tea that I opened so it was the first milk tea that I had smelled and tasted. Kaisi Selection has a flowery, milky, sweet aroma. I found this milk tea to be very fragrant due to the Assam tea. When I opened MineShine milk tea and had a whiff of it, it also has the same aroma as Kaisi Selection. MineShine also has a flowery sweet aroma but its aroma is milder. Kaisi Selection is more fragrant.
As for the taste, Kaisi Selection is very creamy and milky. I could taste the Assam tea but it’s not as strong as I wanted it to be. I could taste a hint of caramel in this milk tea as well. I like that this milk tea is not as sweet as Taste Nirvana Thai Tea, read review here. MineShine on the other hand tastes a little bit like Kaisi Selection but I find that MineShine is a toned down version of Kaisi Selection. I find that it’s almost tasteless when compared to Kaisi Selection milk tea.
Kaisi Selection is my bottled milk tea of choice. I like that for only P45, I could have my milk tea fix already. Only downside is it doesn’t have pearls or crystals.
Have you tried both milk teas? Do comment below if you have other bottled/packed milk tea suggestions.