Chun Cui He milk tea is back in Singapore, now without unapproved ingredient
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 a 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:
Unsurprisingly, others are already stocking up:
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Top photo adapted from Chun Cui He Singapore Facebook page