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How do you take your tea? Cream or sugar or both? How about some cheese? That's right: Cheese tea is apparently the latest drink craze.
It may sound gross but don't discard this drink just yet. What exactly is Cheese Tea? Well, it’s tea with cheese in it obviously. Yes, at first it might sound gross, but we’re not talking stinky cheese — your Limburger, Taleggio, or Blue Cheese. The cheese in question is actually cream cheese — either sweet or salty — and the effect sounds more like a thick, cheesecake version of milky teas or bubble tea than anything else. Basically, it's your brew of choice (whether black, green, oolong, jasmine, or even chocolate) topped off with a frothy mixture of sweet or salty cream cheese and condensed milk. Think of it as a latte-meets-bubble tea. Did we peaked your interest?
The Cheese Tea trend started in Taiwan and has spread over to countries like China, HongKong, Malaysia, and Singapore. Parts of NYC and LA also has jumped on this trend. but how does it taste? Is the 2-hour line that people are waiting in China really worth it? It's hard to say until you try it for yourself.
Since this trend has not hit the cafes in India, the best way to judge if this drink is for you is to make it yourself.
Here is a DIY cheese tea recipe:
- ¼ tsp Matcha Powder
- 1 Pint Ice
- 1 Green Tea/Matcha Teabag
- ¼ Cup Condensed Milk
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- ¼ Cup Cream Cheese
- ½ tsp Himalayan Salt
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- In a medium bowl mix your condensed milk, heavy cream, cream cheese, salt, and sugar with an emersion blender, hand mixer, or stand mixer until you see soft peaks. Set aside in the fridge until ready to make your tea.
- Brew any tea of choice.
- Fill a glass with ice and pour your tea over top. Add several dollops of cheese cream and garnish with a sprinkle of Matcha powder, salt, and cheese.
- Drink at an angle so the cold brew tea pours underneath the froth giving you a taste of the tea and the cheese froth. Look out for a cute cheese cream mustache.
Let us know if you will jump on the Cheese Tea trend in the comments section below.
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