We bought 12 brands of milk tea and found out part of the truth about milk tea.

Modification: Sugar content of milk tea was added.


My daughter asked this question some time ago.

I gave her Jay’s example. She didn’t believe it. When the children grow up, they feel they are going to rebel?

It’s no use just talking about it. It’s better to test it and use data to explain it to your wife and children.

We have purchased 12 kinds of common brands of milk tea in Hangzhou. The selection criteria are < strong > hot sale, plus normal sugar . Except < strong > 7 sample is a milk product, the rest are milk tea . < strong > only for the liquid part , the contents of protein, sucrose, caffeine and trans fatty acids were detected, so it was not necessary to add pearl Boba or taro bean pudding.

Detection fee: sample fee 317.5 + detection fee 10320 (discount price) = 10637.5 yuan

Below < strong > it’s time to reveal the truth!

Get up your spirits!


How much milk is there in < strong > 01 milk tea?

The average protein content of < strong > 12 milk teas was 0.71g/100g .

The national standard requires that the protein content of milk should not be less than 2.9g/100g, which is lower than that of other countries. But in fact, some milk now has a protein content of more than 3.3g/100g (flash is another suggestion).

Referring to a milk we evaluated, a carton of milk has a net content of 250 mL and a protein content of 3.3g/100g. We calculate the total amount of a cup of milk tea at 500 g (the middle cup is usually 500 ml, the big cup is 750 ml, for the convenience of calculation, we calculate the amount of milk according to 500 ml, the person who likes the big cup calculates by himself).

It’s funny. No. 2, the lowest, drank a large glass, and it was less than a tenth of a carton of milk. The only milk over a box is itself a milk drink.

Although it has been anticipated that milk tea may contain less milk, but this is too low!


< strong > 02 milk tea is a sweet burden?

I’ve heard for a long time that milk tea has a high sugar content. How high is the sugar content? Let’s take a look at the measured values. It’s also converted to 500 g of milk tea.

Great. Drinking a cup of No. 3 milk tea is equivalent to drinking 53g of sugar, almost 12 cubes of sugar. You’re right. It’s almost the same as a bottle of Coke.

The dietary guidelines tell us to control the intake of added sugar, no more than 50g a day, preferably under 25g . Drink a cup of No. 3 milk tea, exceeding the daily limit in minutes.

Sure enough, even Jay Chou did not resist the pearl milk tea, is it really fat house happy tea?~

There are also some milk tea, the actual sugar content is not high, but it tastes sweet. Don’t be lucky. It’s very likely that < strong > synthetic sweetener is added. After all, it’s cheap and sweet, win-win. Reviewing again, we tested the normal sugar (sweetness) of milk tea, and the sweetness of the tea was similar.


< strong > 03 Drinking milk tea will cause insomnia?

Some small partners reported that drinking milk tea will cause insomnia, the effect is more obvious than coffee, suspected that milk tea contains caffeine.

Tea does contain caffeine. According to the measured value, we calculate the caffeine in a cup of milk tea by 500 g to see how much caffeine in a cup of milk tea. Because No. 7 belongs to milk drinks without tea, the caffeine content is not calculated.

One Starbucks medium cup of American coffee contains 150 mg of caffeine, and one can of Red Cattle contains 50 mg of caffeine. The average cup of 11 milk tea samples contained 134 mg of caffeine, basically equivalent to a Starbucks medium cup of American coffee, or three cans of red cattle. That seems to be a very profitable calculation.@@

The caffeine content of No. 4 milk tea is the highest, with 290 mg in one cup! A cup of such milk tea is almost equal to two cups of coffee or six cans of red cattle! What else can I sleep on? Get up, hey! The battle lasts till daybreak! ___________

The dietary guidelines do not specify the appropriate daily intake of caffeine, but recommends that “pregnant and lactating mothers should avoid strong tea and coffee”.

The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) gave scientific recommendations on caffeine intake in 2015. Adults should not consume more than 200 mg of caffeine every time, not more than 400 mg per day, and pregnant women and lactating mothers should not consume more than 200 mg per day. In addition, a single intake of 100 mg of caffeine can affect sleep, especially before bed.

As a result, a cup of No. 4 milk tea would exceed the caffeine limit of 200 mg for a single intake.

So insomnia leads to bad mood during the day, the next day to continue to have a refreshing cup, such a vicious circle, not fat is almost impossible.


Trans Fatty Acids in 04 Milk Tea?

Trans fatty acids have been shown to affect cardiovascular health and are not recommended. mainly exists in vegetable oils not fully hydrogenated, vegetable oil refining process and long-term high-temperature cooking.

Milk tea usually contains vegetable fat powder, which is why the milk content is so small, but there is also the reason why milk < strong > alcohol lubrication . However, vegetable oils with incomplete hydrogenation may exist in vegetable fat powder, which may contain trans fatty acids.

Note that we are measuring trans fatty acid content here, not phytolipid content, which does not necessarily contain trans fatty acid.

Among the 12 samples, 3 detected trans fatty acids . According to a cup of milk tea 500g, let’s calculate the content of trans fatty acids in these three cups.

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Dietary guidelines recommend that trans fatty acids should not exceed 2G per day. And the number 5 milk tea cup goes up to 8.15g. Such milk tea, nutrient intake is not much, but also a lot of sugar and trans fat intake, is really a “spicy chicken food”.


In fact, we have measured so much and written so much, just to tell you the truth of milk tea with actual data.

At present, there is a lack of relevant laws and regulations, so there are some regulatory blind spots, so that these unhealthy food can be taken advantage of organically. Hope to pay more attention to this kind of ready-made food in the future, even if it is a nutritional label, it is also a respect for consumers’right to know. In fact, according to insiders, the relevant departments are trying to develop relevant standards. Milk content may be included as the first mandatory requirement (except for safety indicators).

Of course, I know that even if I do this test, it will not stop some enthusiasts’love for milk tea. But for the sake of your health, I have to be tough on my scalp, at least let you know the true situation of milk tea.

I hope this kind of content will help you.

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