What Is Cheese Tea? Meet The Latest Viral Food Obsession
It's not what you may think.
Thankfully, “cheese tea” isn’t exactly what it sounds like.
Because no one would drink literal “cheese tea,” right? Well, I wouldn’t anyway. But luckily it’s a non-issue for the moment because the current cheese-tea trend is actually much more delicious (and less cheese-filled) than the name might suggest. Here’s what you need to know about the latest drink to populate your Instagram feed.
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Cheese tea is actually tea that’s topped with a mousse-like “foam” that’s made using a concoction of cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk, according to The Washington Post. Although, PopSugar points out it can also be crafted using a mixture of cream cheese, whipped cream and milk.
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Either way, that actually sounds really yummy now. Cream cheese and tea aren’t your everyday combo, perhaps, but it’s hard not to be a fan of anything that has the potential to be this sweet! And perhaps that’s why this drink has gained so much popularity.
Scrolling through Instagram will reveal a slew of fans—or at the very least—a few people who were brave enough to give something called “cheese tea” a try.
Say Cheese Tea! @littlefluffyhead makes it to @foodgps’s Top 10 Drinks of 2017! . . . “Tea bars are proliferating at a rapid clip in Los Angeles, but a couple factors help to differentiate Little Fluffy Head Cafe from other local cafes. First, Jenny Zheng has crafted a fashionable space from limited square footage, complete with white walls, speckled floor and counter, round modular lounge seating, rack of boutique mags, and mirror covered with hand-painted art. More importantly, she offers cheese tea, a drink that tastes WAY better than it sounds.” ~ @foodgps 📸: @03ariana12
The drink reportedly originated in Taiwan and eventually made its was to the U.S. There are shops that sell the unique drink popping up in Los Angeles and New York. But, if you don’t happen to live in an area where you can buy one of these teas, they seem pretty easy to make at home.
As you can see in the video, it may take a few tries to get the flavor and consistency just right, but once they nailed the sweetness and frothiness, they really liked the outcome.
But based on the reactions on Twitter, some people remain unimpressed. There are those who haven’t tried it—and don’t plan to.
— Nastassia Denis (@nasdenis_) January 21, 2018
That sounds horrific.
— Kelly Brenner (@MetroFieldGuide) January 21, 2018
But others say they’ve had it and it’s quite good.
yessies c: it's just basically tea + such a cream cheese on top but it tastes good tbh, it's new trend I guess
— 📌! 🍨 (@CREAMHALLS) January 12, 2018
Would you give cheese tea a shot?