Does your Totoro plushy look a bit shabby as of late? Maybe the reason is because it’s been 30 years since the lovable forest spirit hit the anime scene thanks to Hayao Miyazaki and the Studio Ghibli team.
Released in 1988, “My Neighbor Totoro,” the film about an enigmatic yet cuddly forest spirit who watches over the young and innocent protagonist sisters Satsuki and Mei, feels as timeless as ever, with countless enthusiasts of the classic animated feature all over the world.
When you think of topping stuff with cheese, what delicious things pop into your head? A juicy cheeseburger? Gooey nachos piled high? A slice of pizza with melty mozzarella? Or, maybe even piping hot poutine–that Canadian cult classic French fries snack crowned with squeaky cheese curds? Whatever you’re imagining, chances are it’s not cheese on tea, right? Because why? Well, based on a recent beverage craze out of China called cheese tea–yes, cheese tea–lots of people want it, and, judging from the hours long lines, they absolutely love it.
First off, what is cheese tea (or naigai cha in Chinese)? Essentially, it comprises of any chilled, flavored-tea, usually a milk tea (you know, the type that’s commonly swimming with tapioca pearls aka boba), and a thick cheese foam, which is the star of the show.