You Can Finally Get Some Cheese Tea In Chicago. Finally!
This is one of those cases where you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.
At face value, cheese tea sounds pretty awful.
The beverage has been popular in China and Taiwan since 2010. If you're thinking about iced tea with a little bit of parmesan sprinkled on top, you couldn't be further from the truth.
A new shop in Chicago's Chinatown, Bingo Tea, is hoping that many will come to try it.
ChicagoTribune - At Bingo Tea, milk, cream cheese and Himalayan pink salt are blended together to a light consistency similar to that of traditional latte foam, but piled up to nearly 2 inches thick. The flavor is subtly sweet and creamy with a whisper of saltiness on the back of your tongue.
Now that sounds pretty appealing. Refreshing even.
The owner of Bingo Tea is quite aware of how off-putting the name "Cheese Tea" is, that's why he gave it a different name. They call it Sea Salt Milk Foam tea. That's a whole lot better.
Who would have thought that tapioca balls in your fruit smoothie would be good? But boba teas couldn't be more popular over here. Give it some time and maybe Cheese Tea will find a home in American hearts as well.