Every time I utter the words Cheese Tea I receive one of two reactions: ewwww that sounds gross. Cheese?? With tea???? OR man where can we get some cheese tea?? (I suppose you know where I fall under)
The Phenomenon for me began two years ago, but at that time I still didn't fully understand what I was drinking only that I knew I loved whatever it was.
Now I have had the pleasure of traveling to different parts of China, albeit a very limited set of places I've been to, yet in my time I have come to realize that although Cheese Tea can be found in any modern city in China (if you look hard enough), Guangdong Province is where I've found the best of Cheese Tea. Not to say other places don't have it, just haven't discovered them yet.
I suppose by now you are wondering, what is Cheese Tea exactly?
In the picture above, the first step to Cheese tea is the tea itself. There's no limit on what kind of tea you can get, just on what you'd like to try. As you can see, even the pearl craze is A-ok with Cheese Tea. Step 2 is the Cheese part. Now it's a cheese cream kind of topping they put on afterwards, that's what gives it the flavor. It's a little salty, but when the tea pours through the cheese cream, and it reaches your lips it's as if heaven opened up and everything in the world feels right.
Like Matcha? No problem, there's a cheese tea for you. It's everyone's friend, It's delicious, and it's not that expensive either.
Whenever I go back to the states after traveling in China, I go on and on about Cheese tea and people look at me with disgusted faces. I understand the initial draw back from wanting to try it. Cheese doesn't sound so good with tea. But, all I ask is everyone give it a shot. Whether you still don't like it, or it changes your life. It's here. It's great. And y'all MUST try it.
Well to end this apparent love letter to a drink, here are a few other pictures of me with Cheese Tea, 芝士茶。謝謝大家！