In fact, for me the concept of cheese and tea in the one sitting - let alone in the one cup - seemed fairly incompatible. And then my friend dragged me into King-T...
Cheese tea is made up of your standard milk, fruit or green tea topped with a layer of frothy cream cheese (aka cheese foam). The cheese tea trend seems to be taking Asia by storm and making it's way steadily to our shores.
Journey a thousand miles for a cup of tea
In the way that things can only be legitimately cool when they are hard to find, cheese tea is not something that you will find in your garden variety tea shop (ala Ezyway, Chatime, Gongcha) - although I suspect it is only a matter of time for the trend to take on. The tea shop that my much more social media savvy friend dragged me to is so exclusive that it does not have a google-able address - but I put it somewhere near the corner of Sussex and Little Hay Street.
There is nothing quite so wonderful as the smell of dried tea. This is the aroma that greets us as we stepped into the small shopfront. This is clearly not a place for sitting as there are only a few small tables and stools available. Despite this, the entire left wall is taken up by a painted cherry-blossom tree. My aforementioned friend commented that the spot is highly Instagrammable (and a quick search of #cheesefoam informs me that he is right).
My drink was the closest thing that I have ever tasted to a liquid strawberry cheesecake. Interestingly, the savoury cream cheese very nicely complemented the sweet crushed strawberries making quite a delicious combination. I have to say though, the strawberry crush only came in one size and there is a limit to how much liquid cheesecake one can have (even if it is delicious).
Conclusion - If you are a lover of tea and a lover of cheese (or cheesecake) - go out and try out the new cheese foam trend!