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Jul 25, 2009 09:37 AM

HK style milk tea

Anywhere in Montreal for decent HK-style milk tea? Tried some in Toronto, when I was there last week. It's not totally uncommon to find HK-style milk tea in Chinese establishments in Montreal these days, but are any of them good.

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  1. Harmonie Bakery has it. It's strong, but good. I usually make mine at home, though.

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    1. re: kpzoo

      BTW, concerning Harmonie Bakery, do they have any connection with the Tea Shop 168 franchise operation? Whenever I get drinks from Harmonie Bakery, the cups are labeled Tea Shop 168.

      1. re: BLM

        Did Harmonie Bakery change the labels on their cup drinks the last 24 hours? Now their labels are Harmonie Bakery, instead of Tea Shop 168. I was there to try their HK style milk tea this afternoon, & was also there yesterday afternoon for their HK style milk tea(it was definitely 100% certain still labelled Tea Shop 168).

        1. re: BLM

          So how was the tea? No idea about the labels.

          1. re: kpzoo

            It's the best so far, that I've tried in Montreal.

              1. re: hungryann

                Magic Idea & another place(I can't remember the name right now).

    2. I have tried every pearl milk drinks on that stretch and Harmonie has the most tea.

      1. Unrelated, but I like the Korean preserved lemon "tea" at Harmonie. It's very refreshing.

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        1. re: mainsqueeze

          What makes it Korean lemon tea?

          1. re: BLM

            I'm not sure. It's called korean lemon tea on the menu. It's kind of like marmalade with water. I believe it is made with preserved lemons like this:


            1. re: mainsqueeze

              Oh I've tried it at Harmonie Bakery before.

              1. re: mainsqueeze

                In fact it's made with citron, not lemon. We bought a jar of Uncle Bill brand '"citron honey tea" at one of the chinese grocery stores on St-Laurent so I could make it at home. A big jar of it costs $6.99.

                1. re: mainsqueeze

                  Further investigation has revealed that it is actually made with yuzu and that the use of the word citron is some sort of translation fluke.

                  Still it's really delicious. And there are more of these preparations made from other fruit available at Asian grocery stores.

                  1. re: SnackHappy


                    This is what the jar looks like, it's very popular in Hong Kong, i don't know about Korean. It's just some kind of marmalade you dissolve into water. Found at any asian grocery. Not expensive.

                    Hong Kong Restaurant
                    29 Thorne Av, Temiscaming, QC J0Z3R0, CA

                2. re: mainsqueeze

                  So Harmonie just dissolves the marmalade(Korean lemon tea) in hot water? I'm trying to duplicate it at home.

                  1. re: BLM

                    I cant confirm this, but i think so. It's how it's made, even in 'fancy' restaurants.

            2. A couple of years ago I had some on the ground level of the building in which Kam Fung is. They were serving free samples. I thought it was really nice. Mind you, I don't know what "HK style" is.

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                1. re: kpzoo

                  interesting link. The tea I had was cold.

              1. the new bakery in front of the Jade buffet has pretty good one