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Cheese tea is the newest food trend and there’s nothing you can do to stop it

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Emily Reynolds
Cheese tea is the newest food trend and there's nothing you can do to stop it

If you needed further proof that cheese literally goes with everything - let me introduce you to ‘cheese tea’.

According to Conde Nast Traveller, the iced drink is the latest in hipster food trends. Originating in Asia, cheese tea has already proved to be a hit in L.A. and New York. 

It’s a pretty self-explanatory concept, really - matcha, black, oolong or jasmine tea, topped with an inch of “whipped cheese”. 

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Tea shop Heyta, based in China, has already seen queues of up to five hours for the drink.

“Tea culture has a long history in China already, but bitterness at the beginning when people drink it is off-putting for some younger people. We wanted to add a new flavour that young people would like,” Heytea CEO Nie Yunchen told Condé Nast Traveler.

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It’s the unique flavour that makes it so desirable, according to Yunchen - the cheese covers the “bitterness of the tea”, apparently.

“The rich cheese foam makes the tea taste even better,” he said. “After we launched the product, over five years ago, the younger crowd tried it and loved it. It’s still our most popular beverage.”

Here’s hoping it hits the UK soon. Because we don’t eat enough cheese already, obvs.