Japan: Kirin introduces chestnut flavoured milk tea drink
Leading Japanese beverage maker Kirin has announced the launch of new variety of its Kirin Gogo No Kocha (Afternoon Tea) ready-to-drink tea called Milk Tea Dolce Waguri (Japanese Chestnut) Mont Blanc.
This limited edition is advertised as being made with two types of Japanese origin ingredients to offer flavour and high quality: the first is a black leaf teaf from Sashima in Ibaraki, Japan, that is claimed to have low bitterness and a mild flavour, and the second are chestnuts from Ibaraki that are said to have a gentle sweetness.
Mont Blanc is a popular Japanese dessert, made with chestnut and chestnut paste.
Kirin’s new drink is presented in a 250g bottle can that has a wider spout to deliver more aroma and to maximize indulgence, according to the company. The product is being launched with a suggested retail price of ¥138 ($1.17).