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Redefining Hong Kong Milk Tea: Beyond the Cha Chaan Teng

One question we get asked a lot is - what should I pair my Hong Kong milk tea with, and when I go out, can I only enjoy this type of milk tea at Hong Kong restaurants or cafes?

Whilst Hong Kong style milk tea is most commonly associated with Hong Kong cafes, colloquially known as Cha Chaan Teng 茶餐廳, we are now seeing our teas enjoyed amongst all types of different settings and cuisines.

At the Mama Chen's pop-up, The Gantry Hotel (2023)

When we started launching our teas at partner restaurants, we were excited to see them work exceptionally well with many types of Asian cuisine which may already have a similar local counterpart.

For instance, we have found our teas to be a great alternative to Teh Tarik - a staple in Malaysian cuisine - for those seeking a less sweet, and stronger tea flavour. At Vietnamese restaurants, a Hong Kong milk tea won't look out of place on a menu alongside the beloved Vietnamese Coffee, and in contemporary cafes in cities like Saigon and Hanoi, is often enjoyed with Grass Jelly.

Following partnerships with a number of dumpling and wonton pop-ups (Poon's Wontoneria, Mama Chens), we are now proudly serving our teas at a range of eateries across London.

We are the sole Hong Kong milk tea suppliers to London Cantonese Roast meat specialists including Three Uncles and Mama Li and beloved Chinatown haunt, Haozhan.

Beyond the spectrum of Cantonese and Hong Kong cuisine you can also find us at Mambow, known for it's contemporary, fiery Malaysian cuisine, Viet Eat and Taiwanese bun specialists, Mr Bao.

A selection of dishes at Three Uncles

We are excited see Hong Kong milk tea beyond the humble Cha Chaan Teng and hope you do give these restaurants a visit!

For more information on where to find us, head to our stockist page here.


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