This is my first recipe review; it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while.
There are SO many amazing + pretty bad recipes that I’ve tried over the years, and I really wanted a space to share the winners.
That way there’s no guessing about whether you just wasted $53 on getting ingredients for a not-so-good recipe.
And on top of that, you have go-to recipes for guests, and it gives me the chance to share food bloggers you might like to follow!
So Was Woks of Life’s Hong Kong Style Tea and Coffee Recipe Worth It?
I mean I did say I was only sharing the winners. 👌
It did have me a bit nervous though!
I trust Woks of Life’s recipes; they’re good at what they do + I love Asian drinks in general.
BUT I never thought about putting coffee and tea together, so I had no idea how it would taste.
I felt like I was getting a drink straight out of a cafe in Asia.
It was so creamy and rich, and the flavors JUST worked.
Also, instead of the tea and coffee contrasting in a weird/bad way, it felt like I was simultaneously drinking a sweet creamy coffee and a sweet creamy tea at the very same time.
Somehow they didn’t conflict, they just complimented each other.
So yes, Woks of Life’s Hong Kong style coffee and tea recipe (yuanyang) is DEFINITELY worth making.
Recipe Level & Recommendations
Recipe Level: Very Easy
- I used loose-leaf black tea, which I felt brought out some great flavors, but it’s not necessary!
- I didn’t use the recommended amount of sugar but just added sugar to taste. I think this might be the best way to go (you can always add more, but you can never add less 🤷♀️).
- You might want to try out brown sugar with this. I haven’t personally (yet), but I just have a feeling that it would work nicely. 👍
I have a sweet spot in general for Asian drinks (my diet consisted of 75% of them when I used to live in Taipei).
So trying this recipe was definitely not a chore! 😂
But I am happy to review and recommend something that I think you would like as well!
So give this recipe a try and let me know what you think! Was it a yes or a no for you?
More Good Reading: 40 Popular & Traditional Chinese Dishes to Try THIS Week
Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.