Matcha Cream Cheese Foam Milk Tea

Matcha Cream Cheese Foam Milk Tea, also referred to as cheese tea, is a captivating beverage that has become popular in boba or bubble tea shops across Taiwan expanding into many different countries. It features a creamy and decadent layer of cheese foam on top of a vibrant and frothy matcha base.

This unique combination of matcha and cheese foam offers a delightful blend of sweet, earthy flavors with a savory touch, creating a truly indulgent and satisfying drink experience.

Matcha cream cheese foam milk tea poured into a cup.

How to make Matcha Cream Cheese Foam Milk Tea?


  1. Start by adding cream cheese and sweetened into a bowl and whisk with a hand or stand mixer.
  2. Then add matcha powder, sea salt, half and half and heavy cream and continue to mix until thick and frothy consistency with stiff peaks are formed.
  3. Then simply brew your favorite boba tea and spoon the matcha milk foam mixture on top.

Pro Tip

Sip the drink straight from the cup without using a straw.

Loose leaf black tea next to black tea bag to be used for milk tea.

What ingredients do I need to make cream cheese foam tea?


  • Hot Water – water brought to soft boil, around 200F.
  • Tea – your preferred Jasmine, Oolong, or Black Loose Leaf Tea. Tea bag will work too.
  • Sweetener use your preferred sweetener.
  • Cream Cheese – blocks and at room temperature.
  • Matcha Powder – green tea leaves that have been ground into a powder. Culinary grade Matcha Powder will work for this recipe but you can also use ceremonial grade premium matcha if preferred. 
  • Salt sea salt preferred.
  • Half and Half – a blend of half heavy cream and half milk. Can be purchased at grocery stores.
  • Heavy Cream – use whipping cream or heavy cream. Double cream if in the UK.

What types of tea are best for cheese foam tea?

Black Tea

  • Assam or Earl Grey, offers a robust and bold flavor that complements the creamy and savory notes of the cheese foam.

Green Tea

  • Provides a more delicate and grassy taste, creating a lighter and refreshing combination.

Oolong Tea

  • Semi-oxidized profile, brings a unique complexity that enhances the overall flavor experience.

Jasmine Tea

  • Floral aroma, adds an aromatic and fragrant dimension to the cheese foam tea.

Ultimately, the best tea choice for cheese foam tea depends on individual taste preferences, and experimentation with different tea varieties can lead to delightful combinations.

Matcha cream cheese foam in a bowl ready to be poured on top of milk tea.

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Matcha powder in a measuring spoon on a wooden board.

Watch How To Make It

Matcha cream cheese foam being spooned into a cup of ice milk tea.

Matcha Cream Cheese Foam Milk Tea

Indulge in the ultimate creamy delight with our tantalizing Matcha Cream Cheese Foam Milk Tea recipe, inspired by the popular boba shop sensation.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: cheese foam tea, cheese tea, cream cheese foam recipe, what is cheese foam
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 480kcal


Milk Tea

  • 12 oz Hot Water
  • 2 tsp Jasmine, Oolong, Black Loose Leaf Tea
  • 5-7 Cubes Ice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Sweetener your preferred sweetener
  • 2 tbsp Half n Half

Matcha Foam Cream Cheese


  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add sweetener and cream cheese. Beat on high until smooth and creamy. About 1 minute with a hand mixer.
  • Next add Matcha Powder, sea salt, half and half and heavy whipping cream to the mixing bowl and beat until thick and frothy but still slightly runny. About 2-3 minutes with a hand mixer.
  • Put Jasmine or Black Tea Leaves in the teapot, and pour in boiling water. Let steep for 3-5 minutes. The longer you steep the stronger and bolder the tea will be.
  • Once brewed, transfer the tea into a serving cup. Add in sweetener, ice, half n half and mix well until tea is cold. Spoon whipped matcha foam on top and enjoy!


Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 681mg | Potassium: 221mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1966IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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