What is Cheese Tea?
Cheese tea is a type of beverage originating in East Asian countries, including Taiwan and China, that has become increasingly popular in other areas of the world. It’s a combination of tea and a thick, creamy cheese foam topping. The result is a slightly savory, sweet and creamy treat that is an interesting and unique alternative to the traditional cup of tea.
How is Cheese Tea Made?
Cheese tea is made by combining different parts:
- Tea – Tea can be either hot or cold, and types can vary from green tea, black tea, oolong, jasmine, and even herbal teas like chamomile or rooibos.
- Cheese Foam – The cheese foam topping is typically made from cream cheese, whipping cream, and/or milk, and can include ingredients such as sugar, salt, and butter depending on the desired flavor.
- Flavorings – Cheese tea can come in a variety of flavors such as strawberry, mango, honeydew, taro, and more. Some vendors also add fruit bits, pudding, or tapioca pearls to the drink to enhance the flavor.
The cheese foam is usually made by whisking the cream cheese, whipping cream, sugar, salt, and other ingredients until it forms a thick, creamy foam. This foam is then placed on top of the tea to create the unique cheese tea.
How to Enjoy Cheese Tea
Cheese tea is generally served cold, but can also be served hot. It’s best enjoyed with a large straw to be able to sip up the creamy foam along with the tea. For those who love sweet drinks, cheese tea can be a welcome alternative to sugary sodas and artificial flavors. For those who are not fans of the savory taste of the cheese foam, the sweetness of the tea can help to balance the flavor.
Overall, cheese tea is a unique and creative take on the traditional cup of tea and is perfect for those looking for a sweet, creamy alternative to the classic drink.