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

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