I still enjoy a good bubble tea.
Or, as the hipsters now refer: pearl milk tea.
On a recent visit to a well known PMT stand…
Me: Um…Strawberry Pudding Milk Tea.
Guy: Uh, no milk tea.
Guy: No pearl oso.
Me: Wha-? Everything here is milk tea..? Or pearls. Then what can we have?
Guy: Grass jelly roasted milk tea.
He points to the picture behind him.
Wait - what?
You don't have milk tea but…I can have milk tea..?
I don't get it.
Guy: Roasted milk tea, can have.
Friend: Isn't that the same thing?
Guy: No, different. You can have roasted and add topping. But not pearls.
Me: Oh? Okayyy…so I can have the pudding?
Me: Then I'll just have that.
Me: Roasted strawberry milk tea..?
Guy: No cannot.
Guy: No matching!
Me: Whatttt? :(
Guy: Can have roasted with pudding but cannot have strawberry pudding, it's not matching.
This was supremely confusing and SILLY.
The queue had begun to grow behind us.
What are they all gonna order - milk tea tak ada?!
How laaa….decision pressure!!
Me: Fine. Grass Jelly Roasted Milk Tea =.=
And yet, for all our struggles, as soon as my friend and I moved out of the way, every other customer breezed through.
Like they knew everything on the menu.
As if no milk tea at the milk tea stand is not a problem.
That's some Milk Tea mega-fans.
The less I say about that, the better.