Order a milk tea champagne!
There are two Hong Kong companies that continually impress me. One of them is Lane Crawford (they seem to do everything right!) and the second is Tsui Wah. A few months ago, Tsui Wah added a brand new drink to their menu. It’s fun, smart, and perfectly suited to Hong Kong.
Called milk tea champagne, it arrives at your table in a bottle wedged in a bucket of ice! The drink combines two local favorites, Hong Kong style milk tea with the city’s predilection for champagne.
It’s a great example of knowing your audience and tailoring a new product with precision. For a little background, champagne is extremely popular in this town, perhaps because of its traditional association with wealth. It’s a common choice for any ordinary night out.
The presentation of champagne milk tea is perfect, as it comes chilled in a special crystal-like bucket of ice. (What next sparklers?)
Simply ordering one will bring a smile to your waiter’s face! It’s a fun, affordable, not to mention delicious gimmick at $18 HKD (a little over $2 USD).
The only tricky thing is how to open it! The bottle has an old-fashioned stopper, which leaves us sophisticated urban folk a little confused!