Milk tea is a beverage originating from Hong Kong but is influenced by the British in their long stint in the region. It is consist of black tea with evaporated milk or condensed milk. Unlike Chinese Tea which is served plain, milk tea uses condensed milk and sugar that gives the tea a richer feel. Milk tea is one of the two types of bubble tea also known as pearl (milk) tea or boba (milk) tea and is a Taiwanese-originated beverage.

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How to start a milk tea business?

1. Choose the best milk tea recipe suitable for your area.
Be sure that your milk tea recipe and concept will drive every possible customer in your shop. Study your customer’s preference of milk tea. Every age has their own taste of milk tea. However, don’t forget to offer wide arrays of choices for your milk tea recipes like using soy milk or fruits that adds a flavorful taste to your milk tea.

2. Be original.
Milk tea business is a flourishing business but what makes you different from other businesses is your originality. Successful milk teas businesses have one thing in common–and that is their unique and distinct concept and recipes. If you are offering milk tea, be sure it is milk tea but present customers with many choices.

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3. Understand your market.
It is good if you find out personally what makes your customers happy. Talk to your customers as if they have been in your shop for a long time. Bridged friendship to them so that you will find out their comments about your milk tea.

4. Love your staff
Before anything else, show concern for your staff. Your crew has friends and relatives who could be your number one customers. Understand their situation and they will surely give you the best service for your clients. Your staff mirrors your leadership.

5. Register your Business
In order for your business to be official and legitimate, make sure you have all pertinent permits and licenses to operate. This is to protect your business and your recipes from any copycats.

How to Make Milk Tea

To make the tea, water and tea (about 1 to 3 teaspoons of tea a cup, depending how strong the drinker likes) are brought to a boil then simmered for about 3–6 minutes. The tea is usually put in a sackcloth bag before the water is added to the pot to filter it out or if no bag available poured through a strainer. Many people also remove the pot from the heat once it boils for about 3 minutes, then bring the pot to a boil again. This process can be repeated several times, intensifying the caffeine/flavor. – wikipedia

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