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Your New Favorite Drink: Cheese Tea

Your New Favorite Drink: Cheese Tea

If you’re a fan of bubble tea, you’ll probably love cheese tea (if you don’t think about the name)

Cheese tea - a tea topped with cheese foam - is waiting in the wings to take off as a popular beverage in the United States. The drink originated in Taiwan and has been leaking into the Asian drink mainstream for almost 10 years now. 

 Photo courtesy of Cupcast

Photo courtesy of Cupcast

The drink is very similar to bubble tea in how it’s made and how it tastes. Cheese tea typically consists of cold black or green tea (with or without milk) and the “cheese” part is a layer of milk foam and cream cheese sprinkled with salt that rests at the top of the drink. Think of it like a whipped cream topping on the tea. The tea is too thick to drink with a spoon, so it is often sold with a type of coffee lid. 

Although we’ve never tried cheese tea, we’re told that it’s a sweet tea with a savory finish. It is currently sold at places like Steap (San Fracnsicso), Little Fluffly Head (Los Angeles), and Happy Lemon (New York) - among other places scattered through the US. 

 Photo courtesy of Happy Lemon

Photo courtesy of Happy Lemon

Would you try cheese tea? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more delicious cheesy drinks and other entertaining reads. 

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