Milksha uses fresh milk from its own pastures in Taiwan. If you enjoy the taste of creamy milk, you’ll love the tea here. The Cheese Green Tea we plump for ($36, half sugar) isn’t a large cup – it's only about the size of our palm – but the cheese milk cap is 3cm thick, with a dense texture and sweet and salty flavour. The green tea is smooth and sweet without being cloying – a perfect combination together with the sweetness and saltiness of the cheese. It’s a pity the topping is so dense, meaning we only taste a little of the cream each sip. We recommend drinking your cheese tea with a straw.
Cream thickness: 3cm
Time Out rating: 3.5/5
Cheese milk cap tea is the latest food trend taking Hong Kong by storm. Yep, that’s right. cheese and tea are a thing now. It may sound gross, but don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. The combination of milk, cream cheese and salt beaten into a frothy form then paired with an iced tea of your choice is (surprisingly) delicious with a taste that lingers in the memory long after your drink is finished.
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