By TraNews Reporter Liao, You-Sheng
TAITUNG, TAIWAN (TraNews) – Hong Kong-style milk tea is a beverage originating from Hong Kong widely favored by locals and foreign tourists alike. Hong-style milk tea is quite different from other forms of milk tea you are likely to encounter. Also known as pantyhose milk tea, it consists of black tea with evaporated milk, and it can be either served hot or chilled.
The key feature of pantyhose milk tea is that a sackcloth bag is used to filter the tea leaves, which resembles a pantyhose although sackcloth bags are not completely necessary but generally preferred. Being strained back and forth through the sackcloth bag, it gradually develops a creamy brown color and smoother taste.
Over the decades, pantyhose milk tea not only has become an extremely popular beverage, craved daily by the city’s residents, but it also frequently consumed overseas in restaurants serving the cuisine of Hong Kong. LanFongYuen Tea Restaurant, located on Gage Street in Central District of Hong Kong, is the founding store of Hong Kong-style milk tea.
The restaurant features a la carte menu filled with a surprisingly alluring array of representative dishes, including fried pork chop sandwich, pineapple-shaped bun with butter, buttered toast, fried instant noodles with chicken steak and more.
Visitors to LanFongYuen Tea Restaurant definitely should not miss out such a great opportunity to taste its ultra-popular pantyhose milk tea. The more robust variety of black tea imported from Sri Lanka is used to make pantyhose milk tea, along with evaporated milk.
The rich, mellow flavor of authentic Hong Kong-style tea tastes quite similar to teh tarik, literally “pulled tea” in Malaysia. After enjoying a hearty meal, visitors can also pay a visit to nearby tourist attractions and shopping malls.