Enthusiasts say that the rate and height at which milk tea is pulled is what makes or breaks the beverage. Photo: Goldthread

Hong Kong’s milk tea: how it went from a beverage inherited from another culture, to a symbol of the city’s identity

  • Milk in tea is nothing new, but Hong Kong’s rendition is particularly unique
  • “The use of evaporated milk was initially a coping strategy because fresh milk was too expensive for ordinary people and difficult to get”
Topic |   Hong Kong culture

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Enthusiasts say that the rate and height at which milk tea is pulled is what makes or breaks the beverage. Photo: Goldthread
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