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The Potted Plants At This Restaurant Are Actually Sweet Milk Teas

Ever wonder what it’d be like to drink out of a potted plant? While the world isn’t quite ready to chug the earthy nutrients and minerals directly from a house plant, you can get pretty close. A popular milk tea trend in Asia has come to the United States in the form of “potted plant” drinks. Curiosity, consider yourself piqued.

Macchiato, a California-based cafe and coffee chain, is serving their beverages in potted plant form and it actually looks pretty refreshing.

Whether you’re craving coffee, tea, for boba-filled milk teas, you can get them “potted plant” style at the restaurant chain. What that entails is your glass being filled with your choice of beverages and topped with a layer of whipped cream. To recreate the dirt, a bed of crushed Oreo cookies are added atop the whipped cream before the final garnish of a single micro green completes the illusion of a potted plant.

If you’re looking for something to munch on, Macchiato also offers sweet waffles made from crushed mochi pieces. The result are crispy waffles that boast the chewy texture of mochi paired with fresh fruit and ice cream.

While I won’t go around drinking from any household fauna in the near future, these milk teas are definitely something I wouldn’t mind coming back to Macchiato for. I wonder if this counts as vegetarian fare?

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.