Copenhagen Mermaid Milkshake from C Tea
Brand new to the NYC tea scene is C Tea in NoLita. They are having their soft opening this week with 10% off all drinks. The menu includes milkshakes, fruit tea, cheese cream tea, and lattes.
I chose one of their signature shakes, the Copenhagen Mermaid, a vanilla milkshake with butterfly pea tea, whipped cream and a fondant mermaid tail. So pretty and whimsical! And let me tell you, if you're not a fan of fondant, don't let that put you off. I generally don't like fondant either, but this mermaid tail was unlike fondant I'd had before, and actually tasted great. It also made a great scoop for the whipped cream. At C Tea you can choose your sugar level, which I really like. It was suggested to me to go with 50% sugar for this particular drink, so I did. It tasted very delicious, the perfect level of sweet, and the vanilla flavour tasted real, not artificial.
I really loved the interior of the shop, spacious and inviting, with cute stools to sit on and personal touches like the macaron decorations, citrus plates and tropical cushions.
Now let's talk about the cheese cream tea for a second. I had never come across this before, but apparently there are a small handful of tea places in NYC that offer it. Also known as Heytea, the cheese tea trend started in Taiwan and China. You choose the tea you want (black, green, oolong, jasmine), which is topped with a frothy mixture of sweet or salty cream cheese and condensed milk. Sounds highly decadent to me!
I look forward to trying C Tea's other creations sometime soon, especially the cheese cream tea.
C Tea: 52 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012