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By Monday (June 5), all bubble tea outlets under the Taiwanese Gong Cha franchise will be converted to a new home-grown brand LiHo.

LiHo, Hokkien for "how are you", will be run by RTG Holdings, the same company that first brought Gong Cha to Singapore back in 2009.

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LiHo's offerings are similar to Gong Cha's, with the addition of new-to-market cheese teas in various flavours. Cheese tea, or tea topped a layer of frothy, whipped cheese and milk, is also popular elsewhere in Asia, from Guangzhou to Kuala Lumpur.

At LiHo, its cheese topping is a combination of different types of cheese including Gouda.

 

This story first appeared on The Straits Times, 2nd June 2017.