Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea: How Do The Calories Compare to Other Bottled Milk Tea?

by Estelle Low
FOOD  |  November 28, 2017
  • The transparent Suntory milk tea is all the rage now
    1 / 7 The transparent Suntory milk tea is all the rage now

    By now, you would have heard about the transparent milk tea from Japanese brand Suntory that has taken Singapore by storm.

    For the record, the Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea looks like water, but it is tea. A special distillation method is used to separate the tea leaves, milk fat and milk protein from the milk tea, while retaining the tea flavours, lactose and milk minerals.

    That’s why this transparent drink tastes pretty much like the usual bottled milk tea – just on the lighter side. Does this mean it’s lighter in calories, fat and carbs too? We compare the Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea with four other brands of bottled milk tea.

    Photos: Huy Pham

     

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  • Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea ($2.90 for 550ml)
    2 / 7 Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea ($2.90 for 550ml)

    At first glance, this Suntory milk tea seems pretty low in calories, fat and sugar.

    Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea (per 100ml):
    21 calories
    0g fat
    5.2g carbs

    (Also read: New Fruity Bubble Tea Flavours That Are Worth A Try)

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  • MineShine Milk Tea ($1.70 for 600ml)
    3 / 7 MineShine Milk Tea ($1.70 for 600ml)

    How does Suntory fare against MineShine Milk Tea from Taiwan?

    Value for value, Suntory is a healthier option than MineShine Milk Tea. It has fewer calories, no fat, and less carbs compared to MineShine.

    MineShine Milk Tea (per 100ml):
    37 calories
    0.6g fat
    7.4g carbs

    Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea (per 100ml):
    21 calories
    0g fat
    5.2g carbs

    (Also read: Can Drinking Milk Tea Really Score You Whiter Teeth?)

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  • Pokka Premium Milk Tea ($1.40 for 500ml)
    4 / 7 Pokka Premium Milk Tea ($1.40 for 500ml)

    We’re quite impressed by Suntory. It beats the popular Pokka milk tea too, with half the number of calories and 3g less carbs.

    Pokka Premium Milk Tea (per 100ml):
    42 calories
    0.7g fat
    8.3g carbs

    Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea (per 100ml):
    21 calories
    0g fat
    5.2g carbs

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  • Vita Hong Kong Style Milk Tea ($1.65 for 480ml)
    5 / 7 Vita Hong Kong Style Milk Tea ($1.65 for 480ml)

    One of our favourite bottled milk tea brands, Vita, has more than double the calories of that in Suntory. The low calorie count and zero fat in Suntory is largely due to the absence of milk fat and protein.

    Vita Hong Kong Style Milk Tea (per 100ml):
    48 calories
    1.6g fat
    7g carbs

    Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea (per 100ml):
    21 calories
    0g fat
    5.2g carbs

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  • Chun Cui He Milk Tea ($2.80 for 275ml)
    6 / 7 Chun Cui He Milk Tea ($2.80 for 275ml)

    We’re absolutely crushed. Our favourite Chun Cui He Milk Tea from Taiwan contains the highest calorie count, as well as fat and carb content among the five brands. Drink this milk tea in moderation!

    Chun Cui He Milk Tea (per 100ml):
    68 calories
    2.7g fat
    8.9g carbs

    Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea (per 100ml):
    21 calories
    0g fat
    5.2g carbs

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  • Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea is the winner
    7 / 7 Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea is the winner

    It looks like Suntory Tennensui Premium Morning Milk Tea is the undisputed winner in terms of being waistline-friendly.

    FairPrice is currently stocking up on this transparent tea. If you’re desperate, you can buy it in bulk from www.qoo10.com.

    (Also read: Taste Test: Which Bubble Milk Tea is Worth The Calories?)

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