Even if you cannot fly to Korea right now, you can drink a piece of it with LiHO TEA’s exclusive Korean Seolhyang Strawberry series beverages.
Home-grown brand LiHO TEA is known for its range of drinks from Brown Sugar Pearl Fresh Milk, Singapore Fruit Tea, Golden Avocado Milk, CheezHO Blueberry Jing Syuan Slush, Royal Jelly Fresh Milk, Aloe Vera Lychee Rose, Mango Coconut Shake and more.
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With the Korean strawberry season now (generally January to March), LiHO TEA is bringing back this seasonal strawberry beverages for a limited time, starting from Jan 16.
Also stand a chance to win a PlayStation*5 in the LiHO TEA IG challenge (more details below).
So what’s Seolhyang strawberry?
It is a variety developed in South Korea, with fruits produced that are bigger, sweeter and more fragrant than its regular counterpart.
They also have lower low acidity as compared to others.
However, you seldom find Seolhyang strawberries sold in local supermarkets due to its soft and sensitive skin which would not be able to withstand long haul exports.
Since they are juicy and soft, why not use them into beverages?
The freshly handpicked Seolhyang strawberries are flown in direct from the Korean farms to LiHO TEA outlets once every 3 days.
Here’s more of LiHO TEA Fresh Korean Strawberries Series 완전 내 스타일 Wan Jeon Nea Style:
K-Strawberry CheezHO Cake ($7.50 for M, $8.50 for L)
This is like having strawberry cheesecake in a cup, but it is not that heavy.
If you enjoy a drink with a lot going on in your mouth, then this is for you.
A cup includes wobbly tea jelly, chewy white pearls, chocolate sauce, fresh milk, cheese foam… and of course the star of (crushed) Seolhyang strawberries.
Take a big sip and let that linger in your mouth. You may get a bit of the creamy cheese, cocoa taste from the chocolate, delicate tea flavour, and tangy-sweet strawberries all at once.
That was a part that reminded me of the chocolate-covered strawberries, plus white pearls to chew on.
Make this your dessert drink.
K-Strawberry Latte ($7.10 for M, $8.10 for L, $7.10 for hot option)
This is a popular favourite which returned from last year.
Korean Strawberry Milk (딸기 우유) was a trending drink in Korea served during springtime in many cafes, and you can get it here too.
Whole strawberries Seolhyang are crushed, included with special thickened strawberry puree, then finished with cold and creamy fresh milk.
You can choose your sugar level, from 0%, 30%, 50%, 70%, 100%, and I reckon a lower level of 30% would allow you to taste the sweetness of the fruits.
Give it a good stir before drinking, and enjoy the flavours of strawberries with every sip.
K-Strawberry Jing Syuan ($7.10 for M, $8.10 for L, $7.10 for hot option)
This is my personal favourite of the three, as the fruity treat is refreshing like a slushie.
LiHo TEA is known for its tea base drinks such as Jing Syuan Tea, Jasmine Green Tea and Roasted Oolong Tea. The ice-blended beverage is included with Jing Syuan tea, a type of Oolong known for its milder astringency, smoother texture, and even milk-like quality.
What you get are delicate flowery notes from the tea, along with sweet-freshness of the Seolhyang strawberries. A great thirst-quencher.
LiHO TEA X UNIQLO Exclusive Pop Up Booth
Spend $88 and above at UNIQLO Orchard Central (Global Flagship) to redeem x1 LiHO TEA Strawberry Drink. Only 150 cups to be given out each day, while stocks last.
Location: UNIQLO Orchard Central (Global Flagship), #01-01
Date: 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th January 2021
Time: 12pm – 1.30pm, 2pm – 3.30pm, 4pm – 5.30pm, 6pm – 7.30pm
Exclusive Strawberry Merchandise (available from 15 Jan)
Check out the strawberry T-shirt design which is a collaborative effort with Singapore-based artist Ewe Jin Tee by Uniqlo Singapore
Priced at $29.90 for Adults, $24.90 for Kids, this can be purchased at the UTme! machines only at the UNIQLO Orchard Central Global Flagship Store.
Also look out for other merchandise such as Reusable Cup Holder ($3.90, from 16 Jan), Ezlink Card ($7.90, from 23 Jan) and Tumbler ($19.90, from 23 Jan), available at LiHO TEA stores islandwide. While stocks last.
IG users, don’t forget that there is a specially-designed Strawberry IG Filter for this series. Take part in the challenge and stand a chance to win a PlayStation*5.
Step 1: Post an IG Story of yourself using the LiHO TEA Strawberry Filter with a cup of Strawberry Drink
Step 2: Tag @lihosg
Most creative post wins a PlayStation*5.
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with LiHO TEA.