KOI Thé Singapore has launched their popular limited edition Matcha Macchiato and Matcha Latte islandwide in Singapore.

Its previous pre-launch at Toa Payoh hub had attracted a long queue, so much so that the line could go all the way to the bus interchange.

(Click PLAY for video of KOI Matcha Latte.)

For those of you who frequent Taiwan, you would have noticed the bubble milk tea chain 50嵐.

It was re-branded as KOI when it expanded to other countries with more contemporary vibes to attract younger customers.

I have actually tried the 50嵐 Matcha Latte 波霸抹茶拿鐵 at Taipei previously. It was touted as one of their best sellers, was a decent thirst-quencher, though I honestly didn’t think much of it then.

Those were priced at TWD50 and TWD60 (SGD$2.30 and SGD$2.80) for the medium and large cups with pearls. (Will contrast this to Singapore’s pricing.)

The reasons for its popularity was perhaps due to its obvious green and white layers, making it highly instagrammable.

Also the matcha powder used is specially imported from Japan, and there were not too many bubble tea shops yet offering such combinations of gradient matcha latte.

The Matcha Macchiato and Matcha Latte in Singapore are both priced at $4.10 for the medium cup, and $5.70 for large.

While the Matcha Macchiato will be available at all outlets from 1st June, the Matcha Latte will only be available at the KOI Thé outlets.

While the service crew highly recommended 70% as the ideal sugar level, I thought that 25% could have been a better choice.

It was not overly sweet, while you can still savour the distinct green tea notes. For those who like your beverages heavy and milky, this would be for you.

The Matcha Macchiato had slight bitterness, and was less heavy on the palate.

Is it me, or the ones sold in Taiwan looked better?

KOI Thé Singapore
Blk 490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh HDB Hub #01-23 Singapore 310490
Tel: +65 6256 1169
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm (till sold out)

Other KOI outlets include 83 Marine Parade Central, 703 Ang Mo Kio Central, Bugis+, 513 Bishan Street 13, 443 Clementi Ave 3, 510 Tampines Central 1, Bedok Mall, Compass One, Lucky Plaza, Westgate, Yishun 10 Multiplex, Buona Vista MRT station, Millenia Walk, Vivocity, Plaza Singapura, 313@somerset, Changi Airport Terminal 3, NEX, City Square Mall, Changi City Point, Paya Lebar MRT station, Boon Lay MRT station, 810 Hougang Central, Ang Mo Kio MRT station, Esplanade Xchange, Bishan MRT station, Bukit Batok MRT station, Seletar Mall, Citylink Mall, Yew Tee MRT Station, Tampines MRT station, White Sands, Waterway Point, Chinatown Point, Eastpoint Mall, Woodlands MRT station, The Arcade Collyer Quay, Jurong Point, Hillion Mall, Choa Chu Kang MRT station, Novena Square

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* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape and Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.


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