Cheese and tea in a drink? Yes, they surprisingly pair really well together. I tried cheese tea from a bubble tea shop few years ago when it started gaining popularity. It definitely tastes better than it may sound, hence the food trend.
This cold refreshing drink consists of black or green tea topped with sweet and salty cheese foam. Here I am using Chinese pu-erh tea that I often drink at home, but feel free to use any of your favorite tea. Also, add some tapioca pearls into the tea for extra chewiness if available.
The salted cheese topping can be easily made with a hand mixer or simply with a hand whisk. It is also possible to double the recipe and make a lot at once for a few days of refreshment. I usually store the cheese foam in a tightly sealed container and refrigerate for no more than 2 days.
Other cheesy recipes that you might like:
- 30 g (2 tbsp) cream cheese softened at room temperature
- 40 g (2 tbsp) sweetened condensed milk
- 100 ml (about ½ cup) whipping cream
- a pinch of salt
- any kind of brewed tea (black tea or green tea)
- a few ice cubes optional
- With a hand whisk or mixer, beat cream cheese and condensed milk until creamy. Set aside.
- With a cold bowl and whisk, beat whipping cream until thickened. The cream will whip faster when everything is cold.
- Add the cheese mixture and a pinch of salt. Then combine well.
- Add ice cubes into a glass (optional) and cold tea. Then top with the cheese foam. Enjoy!