日本東京瘋台灣奶蓋排2小時 都是因為周杰倫 | Jay Chou’s new song makes Japanese crazy about Taiwan cheese teas

【看英文中國郵報學英文】四十歲的亞洲天王周杰倫魅力不減,9月16日晚上推出與五月天阿信合作新歌「說好不哭」,上架YouTube不到兩天就破一千萬點閱率,且一舉登上北美以及加拿大YouTube發燒排行第一名寶座,突破華語歌壇記錄。而周杰倫新歌MV裡面位於東京原宿的奶茶店麥吉Machi Machi也因此爆紅。

Taiwan 40-year-old pop star, Jay chou unveiled a new song “Won’t Cry” featuring Ashin, vocalist of Taiwan rock band Mayday, on Sept. 16. The music video “Won’t Cry” became the first Mandarin song to attract over two million views on one day and topped the YouTube trending music in the U.S. and Canada. Due to the exposure, the Tokyo bubble tea shop that appears in the music video has gained popularity within days. 

周杰倫常常在IG放上喝奶茶的照片。| Jay Chou posted the photos of him drinking bubble milk tea. (IG: jaychou)
周杰倫常常在IG放上喝奶茶的照片。| Jay Chou posted the photos of him drinking bubble milk tea. (IG: jaychou)

根據香港經濟日報報導,在MV裡曾出現的日本東京原宿麥吉分店,周董新歌推出隔天一早就湧現排隊人潮,到了下午四點甚至經排了八百號。至於號稱「杰倫同款」鐵觀音芝士一杯要價480日元(約台幣137元),一早就賣光。

According to Hong Kong media HKET, there was an endless queue of people at the front of the Machi Machi Tokyo Harajuku store a day after the release of Chou’s new song. The order number has accumulated to 800 until 4 p.m. In addition, the signature tea, “Tieguanyin oolong cheese teas” costs NT$137 per cup.

在中國浙江杭州分店甚至要排兩小時才能買到,甚至出現奶茶「黃牛價」一杯最貴100人民幣(約台幣436台幣)。

Also, the store in China Zhejiang went viral as well. The highest reselling price of a cup of bubble tea was 100 Chinese yuan (USD$14). 

周杰倫常常在IG放上喝奶茶的照片。| Jay Chou posted the photos of him drinking bubble milk tea. (IG: jaychou)
周杰倫常常在IG放上喝奶茶的照片。| Jay Chou posted the photos of him drinking bubble milk tea. (IG: jaychou)

原來,身為「奶茶控」的周董有投資這家來自台灣的起司奶蓋專門店「麥吉Machi Machi」,今年的六月才進攻日本市場,在原宿開設第一間店舖,目前在台北、台中、東京、首爾、倫敦等都有開設分店。另外,麥吉也登上知名美食評論網yelp倫敦十大珍珠奶茶店排行榜。

As a “bubble tea lover,” Jay Chou has invested in Machi Machi.The Taiwan-based cheese tea store,”Machi Machi,” financed by Jay Chou, opened its Japan’s first store in June. Machi Machi has opened up its chains stores around the world including Taipei, Taichung, Tokyo, Seoul and London. In addition, a crowd-sourced review forum, Yelp has ranked Machi Machi as one of the top ten bubble tea in London. 

By Shelly Yang (楊子萱)