Yuanyang: a drink that mixes tea, coffee and condensed milk
Yuanyang is a tea and coffee drink with the addition of condensed milk. Condensed milk is added to make it thicker and sweeter. The taste of yuanyang is quite bitter, without excessive sweetness. Mike, manager of the Hypebeans store, says: "This is the perfect coffee drink, combining the silky texture of milk tea and the rich taste and smell of coffee."Yuanyang is originally from Hong Kong. Every year, about 2.5 million cups of this drink are drunk in the country. It is served in almost all traditional tea and dining rooms.
The Lan Fong Yuen tea house believes that the drink appeared in 1952. Initially, it was designed for drivers and workers to stay awake longer and not fall asleep during the shift.The drink got its name due to the balance of flavors. Yuanyang is the name given to mandarin ducks, which represent a symbol of conjugal love in Chinese culture. Birds usually appear in pairs, and the male and female look different.