Tea bars are proliferating at a rapid clip in Los Angeles, but a couple factors help to differentiate Little Fluffy Head Cafe from other local cafes. First, Jenny Zheng has crafted a fashionable space from limited square footage, complete with white walls, speckled floor and counter, round modular lounge seating, rack of boutique mags, and mirror covered with hand-painted art. More importantly, she offers cheese tea, a drink that tastes WAY better than it sounds.
As I learned in her YouTube video, Jenny Zheng graduated with a Master’s degree from UCLA in Biomedical Engineering and had a part-time job in a tea shop that helped her de-stress. When traveling last year in China, “cheese tea” was trending, she loved the drink’s sweet and salty balance and decided to introduce the unique beverage to Angelenos.
At Little Fluffy Head Café, staffers top steeped-to-order tea with “cheese cream,” a savory blend of whipping cream, cream cheese, and milk that’s whipped to a fluffy froth and sprinkled with Himalayan pink salt. I opted for Classic ($6), a medium-oxidized oolong tea topped with cheese cream. Sip through a valve in a cup that allows tea to wash a bit of cheese cream into each sip. Stir if you want to fully integrate cheese cream with your chosen tea.
Chedd-cha or camouflage are matcha alternatives, and unlisted boba is always available with any tea.