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[The Brown Sugar Phenomenon]
The trend of ice coffee saga continues as its varieties widen. People keep inventing different ways of processing this particular type of beverage—one of them being our main discussion for today; brown sugar milk tea.
These days, brands are competing on creating the best brown sugar milk tea ever existed. Xing Fu Tang, Tiger Sugar, Onezo, Koi, Chatime, Gulugulu, to name a few. They have succeeded in catching the attention of people around Southeast Asia, and not to mention, Jakartans. It’s safe to say that these brands are doing the right things by branching out to Indonesia’s capital, as the beverage they market currently becomes a huge interest.
What is in the brown sugar that makes people find it so addictive? If we look closely, most of these brands sell not only the taste of their drinks, but something else that easily steals the spotlight—the pearls, bubbles, or also known really well as boba.
Various issues were raised and made their rounds in social media; its halal status, for one, as most of these brands carry Chinese names; the risk of diabetes for its consumers; and so on. Regardless of these scare tactics, the hype continues to grow, leading to the mushrooming of sugar brown milk tea or bubble tea shops in Jakarta.
Now, which one is your favorite?
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