It’s pretty rare to see the Teh Tarik Man in action in S’pore. Most of the time we’re just concerned with drinking the tea and moving on.
Which is a shame, cause look at these movements:
Can-Can I have my tea now?
Teh Tarik Man: No, let me play with it a little longer.
Well, actually, the pulling isn’t just for giggles. Doing that gives it a frothy top and also cools the tea to optimal drinking temperature. If you wanna be a snob, compare this to decanting of coffee to improve flavours.
But what if we eliminate the Teh Tarik man totally from the equation? What if we put Teh Tarik in a packet?
We get this:
DairyGo Teh Tarik
S$2 a pack.
Nobody drinks Teh Tarik to be a health nut, but have a look at their energy information and the labels stating no preservatives and colouring:
The back of the packet says this can be drunk hot or cold, but drinking a hot packet drink sounds a little crazy, so I’m sticking with cold.
The first half-second of when the tea hit my tongue was pleasant. It’s a creamy,