Cheese Tea has became hugely popular in Southeast Asia countries especially in China, Malaysia, and Taiwan. There’s even one cheese tea shop opened in Queens, New York which sells bubble teas and selection of cheese teas.
Tea shops such as Royaltea, Regiustea, Heytea, and Chizu Drink already offered their own selection of cheese tea to take advantage of this growing trend.
Tyson Tee, the COO of Reguistea and the mastermind behind its Malaysia location, explained to Star2 that “you are encouraged to drink without straws. When you drink this way, you can feel two layers of taste – cheese followed by tea. If you drink it with a straw, you can mostly only taste the tea.”
And as Malaysian food blogger Ethan Wong noted after trying the tea, “When you have a sip as instructed, 40 degrees tilted, right amount of cheese and tea fills your taste bud, bursting with complex flavor as you gulp em down!”
Wong was in Guangzhou, China a month ago and saw a line forming in front of one of the tea shops at 9.30am, nearly 2 hours before the store opened. FoodandWine.com