MELBOURNE | Bubble Tea is something that’s been around for a long time, but recently a number of places focusing of freshly brewed fruit teas have been popping up around Melbourne. Ori Tea is one of these places, and offers and assortment of freshly brewed teas, fresh fruit teas, along with a few milk and latte teas. It’s a cute little cafe, brightly lit with white walls and light timber furnishings.
While all of the teas here are a high quality and have a more natural flavour than some of the competition, the thing that Ori Tea has really become known for is there selection of cheese teas. Before you run away, let’s explain what cheese tea is. It’s simply tea that’s topped with a sweet, creamy, cream cheese like layer. Think soft cream cheese cake icing if you want an idea of the sort of taste to expect.
The cheese works especially well with the grape tea – the sweetness of the freshly juiced grapes is offset by the slight saltiness of the cheese. Trust us, it works. Rose oolong is another great choice, and if you don’t want cheese you can of course always get your tea as just tea, or with pearls ala the more common bubble tea.
128 Little Bourke Street
Mon – Sun: 11:00am to 10:00pm