The bubble tea craze first hit Singapore and Malaysia in early 2000s but its popularity waned after a few years. The famous Taiwanese drink is making a come back in a big way this year. We have Gong Cha, Cha Time, KOI (in Singapore) and the latest player who joined in the game is Ochado.
Ochado have exclusively brought in a new Japanese concept milk tea which focuses on Japanese brewing skills, with the freshest and most natural ingredients. Located at Tokyo Street Pavilion, this is the first OCHADO store in Malaysia.
tea leaves on display
Roasted Milk Tea with Pearls (RM 7.90, large).
We opted for the roasted milk tea after reading through the vast menu. The roasted tea, together with milk is yielding a fragrant, aromatic cup with a refreshing flavor. The tea is rich, and comes with an inviting aroma and taste. However, as we gulped down the cup real quickly, the final 1/3 bit became too diluted as too much ice cubes were being placed inside.
Ochado – definitely better than Chatime, quite different from Gong Cha and can’t still quite beat KOI. Our two cents
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Lot No. : 6.33.00 & 6.34.00, Level 6
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia