Chun Cui He milk tea is back in Singapore, now without unapproved ingredient

Lai liao.

By Jeanette Tan | December 30, 2016

Heads up, Chun Cui He milk tea fans, and don’t say bojio: it’s (legitimately) back.

It started rolling out in 7-11 stores on Thursday (Dec. 29), “progressively”:

Here’s additional confirmation from local importer Abana Singapore:

In Channel 8 news report, a spokesperson for Abana said the company has removed the yet-to-be-approved food additive L-theanine from the formula used to make the tea, after deciding not to wait for local authorities to confirm that it is safe for local consumption.

In August, they said in a Facebook status that they had registered L-theanine as an approved food ingredient with the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), but we suppose they gave up waiting for approval.

According to the report, Abana said the removal of L-theanine from the tea recipe has not affected its taste, and that consumer response to the new formula has been good.

And from the looks of it, people are already reporting sightings of it:

Screenshot from Chun Cui He Facebook page
Screenshot from Chun Cui He Facebook page

Unsurprisingly, others are already stocking up:

Screenshot from Chun Cui He Facebook page
Screenshot from Chun Cui He Facebook page
Screenshot from Chun Cui He Facebook page
Screenshot from Chun Cui He Facebook page

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Top photo adapted from Chun Cui He Singapore Facebook page

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About Jeanette Tan

Jeanette takes pride in her ability to sing the complete lyrics to Hakuna Matata and a host of other Disney songs. She holds out hope to someday be talent-spotted to do voice-overs for documentaries, lifts and automated telephone answering systems.

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