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Eating Out - March 25, 2022

Asian American motherhood inspires canned milk tea company

Local moms create a heritage brand with Twrl Milk Tea

by Anthony Shu

Local moms Olivia Chen and Pauline Ang launched Twrl Milk Tea, a canned, plant-based pea milk tea, in 2021. Both Asian American mothers living in the Bay Area (Chen is a longtime Palo Alto resident), the duo set out to create a product that honored memories of sipping tea with family members and fit into their fast-paced lifestyles as parents. Hoping to combine traditions of milk tea from Asia with plant-based diets that have become popular locally, Chen and Ang are working to create a brand that reflects their multicultural identities.

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