Big Hit just dropped the first preview of BTS Season’s Greeting in retro look. With the retro theme in the year of ’60s or ’70s, each BTS members wear retro costumes that fit their personality. However, aside from retro costumes of BTS members, it’s how Kim Taehyung or known as BTS V having a Yakult drink that shocked many ARMY. Moreover, the way BTS V drinks Yakult was trending on Twitter.
BTS Season’s Greeting goes Retro & Why is BTS V having a Yakult Drink Upside Down?
BTS is very much a cultural ambassador for South Korea. There are many cultural contexts inside their recent “Season’s Greeting” preview like “Dabang,” “Ssang-Hwa-cha,” and how to drink Yakult in Korea.
“Dabang” Traditional Korean coffee shops
Dabang is a traditional Korean coffee shop. It is a relaxing place to go for having a coffee or tea while reading or chit chat with a friend. BTS Season’s Greeting that goes a retro concept introduces a traditional Korean coffee shop that was established in the 1980s and named Eulji Dabang.
BTS 2021 Season’s Greeting was filmed at Eulji Dabang (coffee shop)— ᴮᴱBTS MEDIA⁷ (@blvcksnow_twt) November 9, 2020
72-1 Chungmu-ro, Euljiro-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea pic.twitter.com/iURF55DQJS
“Ssang-Hwa-cha” Korean traditional tea
Further, there is “Ssang-Hwa-cha,” a popular traditional beverage from South Korea. It is also known as Korean medicinal herb tea made from a variety of herbs such as White woodland peony, Rehmannia Glutinosa, Licorice root, Cnidium, Cinnamon, Ginger, Jujube, Dong Quai root.
Moreover, other ingredients added are yolk, walnut, pine nuts, and a little bit of honey or sugar. Additionally, although it has a deep brown color and has a slightly bitter taste, it has a lot of benefits for health and energy.
BTS V drinks Yakult upside down
In BTS Season’s Greeting scene, BTS V was sitting on a sofa and about to enjoy his Ssang-Hwa-cha. However, BTS V, whose real name is Kim Taehyung, doesn’t like bitter beverages. So, instead of having his Ssang-Hwa-cha, he picked a bottle of Yakult from his pocket. It seems that BTS V loves Yakult so much, on one of the BTS in the Soop episodes, BTS V made a delicious strawberry Yakult smoothie that loved by Jin and J-Hope.
frozen strawberries and yakult😋 also👀 pic.twitter.com/brNwxBQ5l1— 𝙺𝚃𝙷𝟷 ◡̈ (@unbothered_tae) September 30, 2020
Like his action on the BTS Dynamite MV end scene, he also made a unique gesture this time. It is how he is having Yakult drink upside down that surprised many of the fans. Yakult is a sweetened probiotic milk drink that fermented with the Lactobacillus. Everybody loves to drink it, especially the children.
However, the way how BTS V drinks Yakult upside down is common in South Korea as it is done by many kids and adults too. Many children do this until they are adults. So, Taehyung must be one of the adults who still drinking Yakult upside down. Anyone do this as well or want to try to drink Yakult upside down?
ARMY’s reaction to BTS V drinks Yakult upside down
- Kim Taehyung prefers Yakult than a bitter taste beverage.
he doesn’t like the taste of the coffee so he drink the yakult on his pocket instead 😭 pic.twitter.com/2PRQBqXe8H— kyla⁷♡’s fri (@kookie_lovesyou) November 9, 2020
- Same question for many of non-Korean ARMY
why is he drinking yakult upside down? 😂 pic.twitter.com/k6Z1J52oMx— taeiko 🥴 (@Babybea46033828) November 9, 2020
SO YOU CAN DRINK YOUR YAKULT UPSIDE DOWN IN KOREA?????? BITCH IM SHOOKED THE THINGS WE LEARN FROM BTS 🤣🤣🤣— 𝙼𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚐𝚃𝚎𝚢𝚘𝚗𝚐⁷ (@Winter_Taehyun) November 10, 2020
- ARMY’s eagle eyes. Can you guess how many Kim Taehyung drinks Yakult that day?
Taehyung is surrounded by yakult.. Lol 😂….Just look behind him at the mirror 😅 pic.twitter.com/qzGrKHyHav— ᴮᴱ𝒢𝟤ᴼᵀ⁷ (@g2_gucci_girl) November 9, 2020
- Drinking Yakult in the wrong way all this time
I’ve been drinking yakult in the wrong way all my life pic.twitter.com/6bugwkqn5B— rozii♡⁷ (@gguksanae) November 9, 2020
- How Kim Taehyung drinks Yakult
Thank you for teaching us how to drink yakult bangtan style, Tae. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/3olksEDVc9— Kitty 🐯🐰 (@noonakitty7) November 9, 2020
Fun facts about BTS Season’s Greeting Beverages lt in Korea
- Who doesn’t love frozen Yakult?
They actually sell these upside down Yakults! It makes it much easier to eat when it’s frozen!! pic.twitter.com/VN5gStNpez— ᴮᴱbora⁷ (@modooborahae) November 9, 2020
- Ways to enjoy Yakult in Korea.
- BTS Season’s Greeting concept brings the retro style and memories in detail.
Taehyung also drank Yakult except upside down, the same way many Korean children would drink it (Just bite the bottom part 🤣)— BTSARMY Kitchen+Bar⁷ (@BTSARMYKitchen) November 9, 2020
The group cheered at the end with some Chilsung cider in retro bottles. #WhatBTSDrank #SEASONS_GREETINGS @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/zaeYAM6C2P
So ARMY, how do you guys drink Yakult?
Watch BTS retro look in BTS Season’s Greeting preview DVD below.
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