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Silk Stocking Milk Tea

Hong Kong-style milk tea, also known as "silk stocking milk tea," is a traditional and unique tea beverage native to Hong Kong. It is renowned for its distinctive preparation method and flavour. The history of silk stocking milk tea can be traced back to early 20th-century Hong Kong when it emerged as a unique fusion of British tea culture and local traditions.


The key to making this tea lies in using a special stocking-styled filter bag to strain the tea, hence its name "silk stocking milk tea." Typically, a few types of black tea are brewed and repeatedly strained through the filter to create a rich and smooth tea infusion. Next, a generous amount of condensed milk or evaporated milk is added and thoroughly mixed to give the milk tea its creamy texture and sweetness. Silk stocking milk tea can be enjoyed hot or cold, making it a popular choice for breakfast or afternoon tea among locals and visitors alike.


The unique taste and strong aroma of silk stocking milk tea have made it an iconic beverage in Hong Kong's culture, representing a delightful and must-try tea experience.