While food trends come and go, Fruit Teas look like they’re here to stay for a while.
From Partea to Teafolia, fruit tea fans can look forward to the opening of TaiGai at NEX Serangoon!
Established in Shenzhen, China, TaiGai is a popular tea brand in China with over 60 stores across the country. They’re also known for their signature offerings and healthier tea options using mainly fresh fruits and premium quality teas in their concoctions.
TaiGai’s NEX outlet is their first venture out of China.
Love At First Sip
If you’re wondering, “What’s the difference between TaiGai and other fruit tea brands?”
TaiGai is the pioneer behind “Fruity Milky Kiss” – fruit-blended milk cheese crowns. The drinks are topped with a milk cheese foam that has been blended with fruits, which gives you that natural sweetness and pulpy bits as you sip on your fruity tea.
With fresh fruits used predominantly in the teas, TaiGai is careful to retain its natural fragrance and sweetness to complement the taste and aroma of these crafted teas.
Another highlight of their drinks would be their “Beary Cute Series” that comes with an adorable bear-ear lid.
If you’re wondering what drink you should get from TaiGai, here’s what we highly recommend:
Pulpy Strawberry Kiss ($6.80)
The most popular “Fruity Milky Kiss” drink would be the Pulpy Strawberry Kiss, which is perfect if you want something refreshing and sweet. About half a cup of strawberries are used for just one drink!
This drink is exceptionally popular as it has the perfect balance of fresh sweetness and a hint of sourness from the strawberries, along with the fragrance of the tea.
When you take the first sip from the opening, you can first taste the blended crown which has well-balanced milk-cheese to fruit ratio followed by the fruit-blended tea.
The milk cheese crown has a perfect velvety finishing when sipped together with the fruit blended tea. The generous pulp from the blended strawberries adds dimension to the entire experience.
Pulpy Pineapple Kiss ($6.20)
Also a part of the “Fruity Milky Kiss” series, the Pulpy Pineapple Kiss is one of TaiGai’s signature drinks.
If you’re looking for something to quench your thirst, this drink is a juicy tropical blend that is both refreshing and zesty – reminiscent of sunny days lying on the beach in Thailand.
Milky Kiss Baby Cicada Oolong ($4.90)
For the tea lovers, you can choose from the “Pure Tea” or the “Pure Tea Milky Kiss” series that are topped with the milk cheese crowns.
The Milky Kiss Baby Cicada Oolong is one of the signature drinks on the menu. Similar to the civet cat coffee, when a cicada bites the baby tea leaves, it changes the chemistry resulting in an authentic taste profile of this oolong tea.
This golden-coloured tea is paired nicely with the milk cheese crown as it was smooth and has a slight hint of bitterness from the tea itself.
Perhaps it’s time to swap out your everyday tea for the Milky Kiss Baby Cicada Oolong.
Fresh Premium Orange Burst ($5.90)
Fruit Teas, also known as infusions, are gaining popularity because they come across as healthier versions as compared to their counterparts of Bubble Tea.
In their “Fresh Fruit Tea” series, you can choose from Fresh Golden Kumquat Burst ($4), Fresh Green Lemon Burst Green Tea ($4.50), Fresh Yellow Lemon Burst Black Tea ($4.50) and Fresh Premium Orange Burst ($5.90).
The recommended drink is the Fresh Premium Orange Burst. The drink consists of freshly sliced oranges and a slice of lime.
This calming and refreshing drink makes for the perfect afternoon thirst quencher.
Beary Creative Milk Tea ($4.50)
This is probably a favourite for most as the drinks comes with an adorable bear-shaped lid.
You can choose from the Beary Co Co which is a very chocolatey drink or the Beary Creative Milk Tea which is a milk tea drink with choice of pearls, nata de coco, or red bean.
The Beary Creative Milk Tea comes with one topping of your choice and an additional 80cents for extra topping.
Pro-tip: Shine a light from the top of the cup and see the magic happen!
Overall Store Atmosphere
The service at TaiGai is fast and simple. All you have to do is key in your orders on the iPad available at the counter and wait for your number to appear on the screen!
There are seats available in the store as well for you to take IG-worthy pictures of your drinks. Do be prepared for the long queues!
If you’re looking to try out a new fruit tea place, then you might just like TaiGai’s fruity tea creations!
(Header Image Source: Discover SG)