Seriously, there’s no stopping the Taiwanese tea train in Hong Kong. Even with the sheer amount of bubble tea shops in the city (we’ve rounded up the best 13 in Hong Kong), McDonald’s knows Hongkongers are craving for more. That’s why, starting from today, you can get your hands on a variety of cheese tea beverages – one of the biggest trends to come out of Taiwanese tea stores – at any McCafé.
For those who don’t know, cheese tea is where you have a combination of milk, cream cheese and salt beaten into a thick froth, layered on top of a fruity or tea drink. The beverages under McCafé’s new tea series rely on cheese sourced from France, Ireland and New Zealand and come in flavours like mango, berry, matcha and four seasons tea. You can also enjoy your cheesy froth on top of iced black coffee or salted caramel latte.
McCafé is also celebrating its 20th birthday this month. To celebrate, it's offering a slice of rainbow sponge cake for an extra $18 with every purchase of cheese tea.
So if you want to see what all the fuss is about with cheese tea, you can start here.