hanson milk tea #hansonmilktea

I spend a lot of time on Instagram exploring the healthy, fit lifestyle of other instagrammers. The other day I saw a post of a Starbucks beverage hashtagged #hansonmilktea. After poking around I found a Fit instagrammer by the name of Hanson Nguyen who put a twist on an already ‘secret’ beverage at Starbucks called the Black Widow (Iced, 1/2 coffee, 1/2 iced tea).

His drink got dubbed Hanson Milk Tea because it tastes similar to Jasimine Milk Tea, an asian drink usually falling under the category ‘Bubble tea’ because of the tapioca balls in the bottom. It’s gotten pretty popular in only a few days!

So, since I’m always game for a new coffee-related beverage I gave it a try!

Everyone on Instagram was talking about how difficult it was to explain the directions to a Starbucks barista, but mine got it right the first time!

Hanson Milk Tea recipe from @hansonnguyen


I got mine with only 4 Splenda, because 7 seems way too sweet for me. You can also substitute a natural sweetener, like Stevia or Truvia — I didn’t have any on hand so Splenda it was.

The drink is also low calorie, and low carb, but provides a great pick-me-up. About 50 cal with 0g Protein, 0g Carb, 2-5g Fat.

Anyway, I really, REALLY liked it. I don’t normally get drinks with half n half, so it was sweet, and creamy — something I’m not used to!

I’ll be ordering this drink again and again. Plus, it’s cheap (if your barista only rings it in as an iced tea) at about $2.50 a cup. Who knew I could find such a healthy steal on Instagram!