Want That Delicious Milk Tea Experience, Without the Sugar and Added Junk? Try Twrl M!lk Tea

If you're a tea-lover who hasn't yet had the privilege of being introduced to milk tea, allow me to do the honors.

Milk tea, a long-time staple in bubble tea shops everywhere, is simply a tea latte—basically tea with milk—and it's especially good when sweetened and chilled to sipping perfection. But, because they're seen as being practically a dessert, a lot of milk teas come from powder and are chock-full of unnecessary sugars, additives and more.

But Twrl M!lk Tea does things a little different. They make canned milk teas with plant-based milks, low sugar and only the best ingredients, without sacrificing taste. When the folks behind the brand reached out to me to see if I'd be interested in sampling their flavors, I had to say yes—and I just may have a new favorite milk tea.

The Brand

Twrl M!lk Tea is reinventing the traditional milk tea using organic, fair-trade tea and plant-based pea milks, which are canned and nitro-infused to give them a frothy, foamy texture. Even more, they're free of all nuts, soy, gluten and GMOs while being between 45 and 50 calories per can and with just six to seven grams of sugar (making them keto-friendly). While bottled milk teas tend to be ultra sugary, full of preservatives and just not all that good for you, Twrl is the opposite in just about every way.

They come in 7.5 oz. cans in Original Back Milk Tea, Hojicha Roasted Green Milk Tea and Supreme Jasmine Milk Tea flavors. 12-packs of individual flavors, or a sampler featuring four of each of the three flavors, are available online for $37.95.

Twrl Milk Tea three drink flavors

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The Teas

Original Black Milk Tea

When I think of milk tea, black milk tea is the first that comes to mind, and so that's where I decided to begin with my Twrl adventure. Before cracking open the can, I gave it a gentle shake, and the result was a frothy, delicious tea. It was super creamy and gently sweetened without tasting ultra sugary, and I instantly fell in love with the earthy black tea flavor. While some may like their milk tea even sweeter, I think this struck the perfect balance and allowed the natural taste of the tea to shine through. Not only would it taste amazing with boba pearls, but it's also a natural source of antioxidants.

Twrl Milk Tea original black tea

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Hojicha Roasted Green Milk Tea

Next up, it was time to try the Hojicha Roasted Green Milk Tea. Hojicha is different from other green teas because it's roasted before brewing to bring out a smokier flavor and rid the tea of any bitterness, and it's just as delicious in this milk tea as the black tea was, if not more so. You can really taste the earthiness in the roasted tea. It's lightly sweetened with a smooth, never bitter taste, and the fact that it's full of antioxidants and adaptogens makes it even better. 

Twrl Milk Tea hojicha roasted green

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Supreme Jasmine Milk Tea

Jasmine and green tea may be one of my very favorite flavor combinations, so I had high hopes for this tea, and I was not disappointed. Jasmine is a super aromatic flower that adds a perfumey sweetness to teas, and in tandem with the bitterness of green tea and a hint of sweetness, it makes for one seriously delicious tea that's especially good in this can from Twrl.

Twrl Milk Tea supreme jasmine

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Bottom Line

Whether you're a milk tea enthusiast or have never had it and think it sounds delicious, I have to recommend Twrl M!lk Teas. They taste amazing and their texture and flavor are matched only by the quality of the ingredients inside. Though they may take some getting used to if you're familiar with the hyper-sweetened versions from boba shops, it's worth the adjustment—and at a little over $3 per can, they're not that much more expensive than bottled milk teas you might find at some Asian supermarkets, and less expensive than your typical boba, so drink up.


Want to try making your own milk tea at home? Click HERE to read our review of DONA and their incredible loose leaf teas.