Hong Kong-style Milk Tea

12 11 2008

The British rule over Hong Kong has certainly affected and influenced the way Chinese drink tea today as one of the most popular beverages there is the Hong Kong-style milk tea also known as Dai Pai Dong milk tea. This tea is very similar the the Afternoon Tea – it conststs of a bland of black teas, milk and sugar. The major difference is that Hong Knog-style tea uses evaporated milk instead of regular milk and is prepared with loose leaf tea instead of tea bags. The leaves are infused though a sock-shaped cloth which makes the tea smoother and gives in a more intense, full bodied flavor.

The Chinese refer to this tea simply as “Milk Tea” and less commonly as “Silk Stocking Milk Tea” or “Pantyhose Milk Tea” because of the filter’s resemblance to stockings.

In the video below you can see how the same water is being infused though the filter several time to create a a strong and flavorul Hong Kong-style Milk Tea.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: