I like cheese. I like lemon tea. A combination of the two? That sounded a bit wild to me. There are many iced tea shops and bubble tea shops around here hailing from Taiwan and Hong Kong. The newest craze is iced lemon tea topped with a layer of salty cheese. I had imagined some parmesan crusted monstrosity of a drink, but it turned out it was more like a frothy creamed cheese.
If you spooned some of the top layer off and had it on its own, it was a little like eating meringue. It was thicker than whipped cream, and would hold it’s shape. It didn’t taste like cheese either, and it wasn’t all that salty. When drank along with the iced tea, it gave the tea a creamy texture and taste as you would when adding milk to it. In essence you had a cup of milk tea presented in the form of a cappuccino.
Fear Factor – 2 / Taste Test – 9