Snow Day Flash Giveaway: Lipton Hong Kong Milk Tea Collection

Set aside the hot chocolate and sample Hong Kong-style milk tea (港式奶茶).

With chunks of the US under snow and having packed it in well in advance of the storm, let’s have a warming giveaway.

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Hong Kong milk tea is a great pleasures of a visit to the territory. Rich and bitter, I take it straight, while many fold in spoons of sugar. Have it hot or cold. My wife favors the milk tea and coffee pairing, known as Yuanyang (Mandarin duck) to symbolize how those ducks romantically couple (鸳鸯奶茶).

Whatever you do, do not judge by Cathay Pacific’s weak, dishwater version.

Without the full setup of ball of Lipton tea bags, nylon stocking filters and Black & White brand evaporated milk, the instant alternative is Lipton’s milk tea sachets.

I will share one set each of sachets of the five flavors of Lipton’s Quality Mellow line with two randomly drawn readers. The collection is:

  • British Yellow Label Original
  • Belgian Chocolate
  • Italian Frothy Milk
  • Taiwanese Oolong
  • Japanese Matcha

Lipton Milk Tea

Share the inches of snow where you are located now in a comment to this post. (Zero snow entries welcome to antagonize those in snow.)

Deadline for comment is Sunday, January 24 at 23:59 EST. Comment email field must contain valid email address for potential winners to receive notification. One eligible entry person. A valid email address in the comment form is required to notify the potential winner who must respond to accept within 72 hours of notification. US entrants/addresses only.

Disclaimer: consumption of food items is at your own risk. These were purchased in Shanghai, P.R. China.


And the draw goes to #5 heels05 and #18 charles.

Milk Tea Giveaway 1 Milk Tea Giveaway 2

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  • pointster

    Two here in St. Louis, but ours is melting!

  • Angie

    Zero snow in Seattle.

  • Carlos

    8 inches in nashville

  • BothofUs2

    Got about .4 inch yesterday in Chicago area

  • heels05

    2 inches snow/1 inch ice – CLT

  • Awa

    22inches and counting – MD suburbs

  • 0 here in Ft. Lauderdale!!

  • Linda

    No snow here, we are lucky!

  • Jimmy

    Zero inches in Los Cabos

  • AnnaH

    4 inches

  • 6 inches and counting in West Nyack, NY

  • Lumpy

    Hate to tell you this, but Cathay serves Instant Lipton Milk Tea on their planes in J.

    Confirmed by asking Cathay FA, reconfirmed by buying and trying these myself.

  • cow

    zero in houston!

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @Lumpy – shocking! I have never flown them in J. I have had at the HKG lounge and the taste was nothing like it, unless it was just terribly watered down? My wife flew them in J and she said it had no flavor so maybe it is too much water. The sachets, for instance, do best at about half the size of the typical US mug.

  • 21 inches in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia with more to come. 9 degrees with the wind chill. No power problems yet.

  • Derek L

    Hey SK — I love 港式奶茶 ever since I was a kid! If you find a source of this stuff in the US, let me know. Almost 16 inches across the river in NYC… and counting.

    Stay safe out there!

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @Derek L – if you make it to the Rene’s Points Meetup on 2/1 or next time we have a Reach for the Miles Meetup, give me a heads up and I’ll pack some.

  • charles

    25 inches in East Windsor NJ, still coming down. I really want some warm and nice HK style milk tea. Actually I am going to visit HK next week, hope to get some.

  • CT

    Two or three in WY. We haven’t had any for a couple of weeks.

  • paul v

    nothing yet….expecting a trace overnight here in NH

  • AC

    Ironically, Hong Kong is under cold snap and parts of the city has a frost/ice warning.

  • Jivepicnic

    6 or so here in Pittsburgh.

  • 0″ snow here in Maui but sipping tea watching whales jump. Come on over, the water’s fine. CaroleZoom

  • CnMaz

    70 degrees and 0 snow here in Phoenix!

  • Mike k

    Well zero is zero and the snow shovel did not make the uhaul to phx!!!!

  • P T

    0″ in Phoenix and I’ve never had Hong Kong milk tea.

  • Will

    About a foot here in Brooklyn!

  • Jennifer

    Zero snow, but thankfully, finally a nice rainy winter here in California!

  • Ben L

    0 inches so far in Ann Arbor!

  • Ash

    It’s almost 7pm in Somerset county, NJ… And we are past 28 inches!

  • This reminds me of home!! I love these things 🙂

    Zero inches here (I live in Florida)

  • Wendy

    An inch or so on the ground. Not even enough to shovel. I just threw some calcium cloride down to melt the stuff on driveway and sidewalks.

  • Vijeth Benegal

    Zero inches in Lubbock, TX. Snow from the previous few weeks hasn’t completed melted yet!

  • Pam

    Freeze warnings here, but zero snow in Orlando. If it’s going to be this cold, I’d like it to include some of the fluffy white stuff.

  • Tom H

    Zero in Honolulu!

  • Ben

    26.8 inches in Central Park here in NYC.

  • TCCQuest

    2 inches, with assorted other precipitation types, mixed together to make winter concrete in Charlotte. Go Panthers #keeppounding.

  • Shannon

    The HK style milk tea I always have on CX doesn’t taste like Lipton.

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @Shannon – it just can’t be Lipton.