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Downtown LA's Next Instagram Trend Actually Combines Cheese and Tea

Little Fluffy Head is ready to cash in on a growing Asian trend

Cheese tea from Little Fluffy Head
Courtesy Little Fluffy Head
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Downtown’s next tea shop is almost ready to serve, as Little Fluffy Head looks to cash in on the growing trend of something called cheese tea. Yes, it’s actually a layer of cheese on top of some tea.

As the image below shows, cheese tea is precisely as advertised. Basically, a thick layer of slightly sweetened and salty cheese cream is added on top of a tea base (there are different flavor options available, don’t worry). Imbibers then sip the whole thing together — precisely as at 40-degree angle, if some are to be believed. Done right, the drink should even leave a light cream mustache on the upper lip.

Earlier this year, Food & Wine got in on discussing the cheese tea trend, noting its rising popularity in China, Malaysia, and Taiwan specifically. And while it’s a rather unusual combination for traditional Western palates, the final concoction is apparently pretty delicious.

Little Fluffy Head opens along 7th Street in Downtown at the end of the month, with options for more straight-up boba and coffee as well. If the thing catches on, expect lines of Instagram-ready diners like at the charcoal-infused soft serve spot Little Damage not far away. Little Fluffy Head officially opens on August 30.

Little Fluffy Head
203 W. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA