By: CHRISTOPHER LUU
American palates aren't unfamiliar with Asian beverages, but the latest twist on tea may leave even the most seasoned boba drinkers intrigued. According to Condé Nast Traveler, the latest trend at Asian tea houses is cheese-topped tea...and it's heading straight across the Pacific to America's shores.
The trend started in Taiwan's food stalls, but has since spread to China, Singapore, Malaysia, and now, Hong Kong and the U.S.A. One of the biggest names in cheese tea is Heytea, which offers up four different flavors of tea topped with a whipped white cheese topping that makes the resulting beverages look like macchiatos.
The trend's come to America, with shops in New York, San Francisco, and L.A. whipping up their own versions of cheese-topped tea and coffee. Little Fluffy Head, which opened recently in Downtown L.A., offers up an explainer for its signature beverage, below.