I have my first pint today. I was not particularly happy about the texture.
Its not that it tastes bad. The ice cream itself has a decent milk tea flavor and I enjoy it enough when I am tasting the actual ice cream. But those almond cookie makes up an infuriatingly high proportion of the pint (or my pint?), to the extent that almost every bite there is a large chunk of said cookie. Good milk tea is velvety smooth, and a large amount of cookies chunks, large and small, destroy whatever smoothness there is in the ice cream. I know Melissa King is playing off the idea of tea and biscuits with Hong Kong being a former British Colony, but the texture, to me, would just be much better with 80% less of the cookie.
It reminds me of the idiom “draw a snake and add feet to it”.