Contemporary tea brand Heytea opened its first overseas outlet at Ion Orchard yesterday, touting itself as China’s most popular tea brand and the “original inventor” of cheese tea.
Boasting more than 110 outlets in China across 17 major cities such as Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, Heytea has created some Singapore-only offerings.
The key ingredients it uses to create its beverages include the best tea leaves from different regions, fresh fruits, natural rock sugar and natural cheese.
The first section of the menu is Cheezo Tea ($4.50 to $6.60 nett).
A salty layer of frothy cheese foam helps to mask the tea’s bitter taste. King Fone and Ever Spring use oolong tea leaves, while Aqua Green (green tea) comes in a faint bluish-green colour.
Flavours i n the Fruity Boom section ($5.50 to $6.80) include Orange, Golden Pineapple, Lemon and Grapefruit, where grapefruit slices are added with a layer of shaved ice.
The Berry Mango series ($6.90 to $8.70) has Strawberry Cheezo (right) – go for the Very version (40 cents more) for more pulp – and Tangy Mango With Ice-Cream and Mango Cheezo.
The four classic ice cream flavours are the tea ones ($2.80 to $4.80) and, available only in Singapore, D24 Durian and Salted Egg Yolk (both $4.80).
Most of the tea drinks, including Pure Aqua Green ($2.90) and Pure King Fone ($3.90), can be served hot too. Where: B4-29 Ion Orchard Mall, 2 Orchard Turn Open: 10am to 10pm daily Info: Go to www.facebook.com/ heytea.official Opening a restaurant? Send the details to email@example.com