Have you guys heard about milk tea which is presented like a pot plant? A few of my friends posted photos about them on instagram so I decided to give them a try! I went to try them at two different locations
Tea + / Tea Plus is a Taiwanese restaurant located in Burwood. It’s a bit of trek getting there, but easy to get to via the train or bus.
I ordered the Matcha Plant Milk Tea ($5.80) and the Deep Fried Chicken Cutlet on Rice ($9.80). I love green tea drinks and desserts so I thought I would try that flavour first. My friend ordered the chocolate version.
The Pot Plant Milk Tea is really interesting. It’s made up of 3 layers – milk tea as the base, the salty foam and the crushed oreo “soil” with a mint leaf. Stir them all together for a refreshing taste! I’m not really a fan of milk tea, but the seasalt foam makes it a delicious combination.
The Deep Fried Chicken Cutlet on Rice dish was also very delicious and filling – especially the corn that came with it! I’m a big fan of corn and they served it sweetened so it was a bonus for me. I like the way Taiwanese deep fry their chicken, so no complaints there.
This lunch combo was really filling for me, I think their dish portions are quite big so I had to order take away. Perfect place to eat at if you’re feeling a bit more hungry than usual. I definitely look forward to coming back here and trying their other drinks!
Shop 9, 258 Burwood Road,
Burwood, NSW 2034
The other location I went to try the drinks was at Mizuya, located in the city. They have 3 different flavours – rose, green tea and chocolate and they’re only a bit more expensive at $6.80.
And of course I (and my friends!) tried the green tea flavour. Their drinks also consisted of 3 layers but up of different ingredients - drink flavour base, creamy foam and milo as the soil. I found this drink more strong in green tea flavour, and much more creamier due to the foam. I felt like this was more like a dessert than a drink. It was nice to drink but in a different way.
614 George St,
Sydney NSW 2000
In comparison, I prefer the pot plant milk tea from Tea+ as I feel the combination is more unique and nicer as a drink. It’s great to have different pot plant drinks to try and I hope more places will have something similar soon! I think it’ll be interesting to see how people can use this concept and come up with their own combination of flavours.