With three stores across Melbourne and a sprawling menu of tea options on offer at each, Top Tea has you spoilt for choice. You'll spy fruity concoctions built on fresh ingredients rather than sugary syrups, tea drinks spiked with ice cream or Yakult, and, for the dairy fiends, a series of brûlée-topped, milk tea-based creations.
But one of this spot's best-known offerings has to be the line of signature cheese teas, each finished with a creamy cheesecake-like foam layer, ready to be stirred through according to taste. It's an unexpectedly satisfying match to seasonal fruit flavours like dragonfruit, cherry or watermelon. If you're also on the lookout for solid food, the store sells a bunch of buns filled with OTT fillings like mochi, matcha cream and soybean custard.
Top Tea's other two stores are located on Swanston Street and inside Westfield Doncaster.