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Little Fluffy Head Is Set To Bring Cheese Tea Mania To Los Angeles

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Cheese tea. The drink trend has been sweeping through parts of Asia recently, and landed a store in Queens, New York just this past January. Now, the mash-up beverage is ready to make its Los Angeles debut when Little Fluffy Head opens next week in Downtown Los Angeles, giving Angelenos a taste and, in all likelihood, and Instagram post.

The name, of course, is a reference to the head of the drink (like the foamy head on a pint of beer). The cheese cream (a light, sweetened cheese whip) is added on top of the tea base to create the "fluffy head". The cheese cream is made with cheese, whipping cream, milk, and pink salt to give it a "sweet and salty taste," Jenny Zheng, Little Fluffy Head's founder, says.

Here's the drink broken down a bit more:

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So why the special lid? Tyson Tee, COO of Regiustea, a popular cheese tea franchise across China, Malaysia, and beyond, explained the reasoning to Star2. “You are encouraged to drink without straws," Tee began. "When you drink this way, you can feel two layers of taste - cheese followed by tea. If you drink it with a straw, you can mostly only taste the tea." Oh, and be sure to drink your fluffy tea at a 45-degree angle so as to mix the tea and cream properly, Zheng notes.

Little Fluffy Head will offer various flavors of tea, including oolong and green teas, as well as boba tea flavors. The shop is set to open along 7th Street on August 30. Expect your Instagram feed to be flooded with cheese mustaches shortly thereafter.

Little Fluffy Head is located at 203 West 7th Street in Downtown. (213) 266-8495. The shop will be open daily from noon to 4 p.m., with hours extended to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.