Saturday, December 29, 2007


I didn't drink "pantyhose" milk tea (cha chaan teng) during my visit to Hong Kong in 1992.

James Pomfret gives a report (Hong Kongers crave their iconic pantyhose tea) as follows:

The drink, a Chinese take on English tea-drinking traditions, is brewed in a long cotton "sock" or filter resembling a beige pantyhose, rather than a female undergarment itself.

Over the decades, pantyhose milk tea has become a city-wide institution, craved daily by regular Hong Kongers as well as film stars and tycoons who flock to the city's best tea-diners. (Reuters, 12/27/07.)