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Many cultures, from Ireland to Vietnam, put milk in their tea, but these days “milk tea” usually refers to the drink popularized in Taiwan. There, as in mainland China, tea is traditionally drunk hot, unsweetened and without milk.
Milk Tea is in the Inception stage – it’s considered a premium beverage and skews toward independent operators.
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Hiccups – Anaheim, Calif.
- Horchata Milk Tea – Milk tea with horchata, topped with whipped cream, cinnamon and drizzled caramel