Having been in the Sham Shui Po neighbourhood for more than 50 years, Chung Kee Cafe hasn’t made any effort to keep up with the times – and we’re all for it. The milk tea here uses a traditional HK-style brewing method, where a nankeen (Chinese cotton cloth) is used to separate the leaves from the tea, leaving you with a silky smooth beverage and rich, lingering taste. Chung Kee also uses three types of tea leaves to make their milk tea, giving the drink extra layers of flavour. Their made-to-order fried drumsticks and chicken wings are well worth a try too.
Everyone knows that Hong Kong-style milk tea (lai cha) is by far the most iconic beverage that represents our city. From choosing the right tea leaves and knowing how long to brew them, to how 'hard' to pour the tea while controlling the temperature – making milk tea is a work of art, and learning to do all of the above is something that takes years to master. With so many options available at an assortment of cha chaan tengs and dai pai dongs, we’re determined to track down the best ones. Here are some of our faves right here.
RECOMMENDED: Pair your silky milk tea with the best egg tarts in Hong Kong for a perfect afternoon tea treat.