Nowadays, milk tea has become increasingly popular. Many people choose “sugar-free” one since they think there’s no sugar added in the milk tea. However, based on the Chinese food policy, the sugar in the sugar-free milk tea should lower than 5g/100ml, which indicates that “sugar free” milk tea doesn’t really have no sugar. It is the problem of the amount of sugar you add.
For the experimental procedure, we tested the sugar content of sugar-free milk tea of 5 different brands by using the saccharide analyzer. We found that the difference between the milk tea with the highest sugar content ‘Happy Lemon’ and the one with the lowest sugar content ‘RenZaiChaZai人在茶在’ is 10.63%. Assuming that a middle cup of milk tea is 450ml, there are about 67.06g sugar in Happy Lemon’s, while 19.215g sugar in RenZaiChaZai人在茶在’s. Scientists suggest that an adult does not eat over 50g sugar. It means that a middle cup of sugar-free milk tea of ‘Happy Lemon’ really exceeds the sugar intake for us in one day.
According to the results, we suggest that drinking less milk tea every week, it’s not good for health.