Let’s be honest – the business of teas is not one to underestimate. From matcha teas to beetroot lattes, warming coffee-alternatives have been popping up in Starbucks and hipster bike shops alike (Londoners will relate with that one).
If you thought bubble tea was only for the wild souls, listen up – because there is a new tea on the block, and it’s a gouda one (cheeky pun there). You thought tapioca balls were pretty much as wild as you could go – welcome to cheese tea, the most-talked-about ingredient in the newest Japanese drink taking over Instagram.
The trend, started Taiwan back in 2010, and quite popular in China – serving up to 1000 cups a day (Eater) is just beginning to make waves in America. Whilst cafes like Little Fluffy Head and Happy Lemon are spreading the good work over in the US, we are eagerly waiting on whether this trend will be catching on in the UK.
What’s the recipe for cheese tea?
Green or black tea, a bit of milk, about a tablespoon and a half of cream cheese, and salt – however, you can also find shops selling you cheddar cheese and whipped cream froth.
Will this trend help making America grate again?