I am so excited to announce that we are officially a bi-coastal blog. I say we because even though I am the main writer on the blog, I am adding some of the special people in my life, my family, as writers on the blog. Today officially, my oldest daughter, Maddie and my future son-in-law Lex are starting to share their California adventures with you. Today they are sharing their experience at the Little Fluffy Head Cafe. They were given samples to share about their experience there.
(Maddie) We are excited to share our experiences from this past weekend at Little Fluffy Head Cafe. As the name itself is quite adorable, the aesthetic appeal matched its name to a “T(ea)”. Located in downtown Los Angeles, this cafe is a breath of fresh air in the buzzing commotion of a busy area. Tea is a popular craze in California and after falling in love with standard Boba Tea, we felt it necessary to try out this new Asian trend, Cheese Tea.
My initial instinct was skeptical, as I only enjoy cheese as it’s being poured on top of my nachos. However, my taste buds were thrilled to encounter the decadent, fluffy texture of cheese foam. We were greeted with friendly faces and encouraged to settle into the adorable seating area, as we awaited our beverages. We were blown away by how beautiful the sampler tray was. Each drink was explained to us, as the team was very knowledgeable regarding the teas within their menu.
(Lex) As an individual who enjoys tea in a traditional sense, such as black and oolong tea, I was brought to much surprise when I tried cheese tea. As Maddie stated, cheese does not seem to be an ingredient that goes well with tea, however, the employees at Little Fluffy Head Cafe and we will tell you otherwise. To eliminate any misconceptions, it should be noted that the cheese foam has a very sweet flavor and tastes more like cheesecake or other forms of dessert cheese. The tea itself tastes very sweet, however, the level of sweetness can be adjusted to your liking (0-100%). If you are a fan of Boba/Bubble tea, then I can state, with confidence, that cheese tea will taste just as delicious, if not better. In my opinion, I would say cheese foam compliments traditional teas (as opposed to milk teas) better than Boba. During our visit to Little Fluffy Head Cafe, we were provided with a sampler that consisted of the following (left to right): Strawberry Dream, Camouflage, Classic w/ Jasmine Green, Coco-Chey, and Dirty Mess. Each tea was unique and consisted of varying degrees of flavor and sweetness. The Strawberry Dream was Maddie’s favorite tea and was one of the fruitier drinks. The Strawberry Dream consists of jasmine green tea and strawberry chunks, topped with a nice decadent white chocolate cream. My favorite tea was the Dirty Mess. If you are someone that craves chocolate and has a sweet tooth, like myself, then I would highly recommend this drink. The Dirty Mess is composed of black milk tea topped with creme brulee foam and an oreo crumble. This tea is very sweet and matches closely with the type of flavor boba fans are used too. Although the Strawberry Dream and Dirty Mess are our favorites, we must highlight the tasteful, Classic w/ Jasmine Green tea. The Classic can consist of any of their traditional teas (jasmine, black, oolong) with a “fluffy” cheesecake foam. The Classic w/Jasmine was a great pair, as it greatly elevates the already palatable Jasmine tea by adding a sweet component to the drink. The sweetness of the cheesecake foam is at a right balance so that one can still experience the natural taste of the tea. I would highly recommend this towards new cheese tea drinkers as a way to introduce this new concept. Aside from these three teas, the Camouflage is a great choice for those who enjoy Matcha. Although I am not a fan of Matcha Green Tea, the employees at the Little Fluffy Head Cafe were able to make such a tea that I truly enjoyed. The Camouflage is a tea that is primarily made up of Matcha Green Tea Latte with a creme brulee swirl. Considering both components are not completely miscible with each other, the drink appears to have a camouflage-like design which makes it very appealing. Finally, the last tea that we sampled was the Coco-Chey. This unique tea was very pleasant and tasteful. However, it was not as sweet as the above drinks. This drink is meant for those who are interested in vegan options. The Coco-Chey is composed of the fresh classic tea of the day with a silky coconut cream topping. This drink is completely free of any animal products and is an option that is rare to come by in tea shops. The store has a large variety of teas one can try, and we encourage you to come and try Little Fluffy Head Cafe! Learn more about the types of teas at Little Fluffy Head Cafe.
Until next time– Cheers!,
Maddie & Lex
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Maddie & Lex are currently first-year graduate students at the University of California, Riverside and California Institute of Technology, respectively. They enjoy conducting research and contributing to the knowledge within their scientific fields. They have only recently moved out to California (from North Carolina) and are quickly becoming accustomed to the fast-paced, Southern Californian lifestyle. When not in the lab, the pair can be found at home drinking tea and cuddling up with their adorable cat sons, Myelin (orange tabby) and Helix (black and white tuxedo). The two are recently engaged and planned to be married next year.[/su_box]