Walked past it and decided to taste what the hype was about.
Had the bubble green tea, cold, medium size.
Serivce - bad. Girl did not speak English and I could not understand what she said, and I wasn't sure if she understood what I said. But she did get the order right. I didn't know if I should repeat my order or if she should repeat it back to me to double check. I wished I had gotten the drink warm instead of cold.
Setting - takeaway. It's jam-packed with people, very crowded and just annoying to wait outside the shop for your number to be called. And it's obstructing the walkway and other shops' business. But the wait wasn't long at all.
Value - great. Reasonably priced at $2.10 for a medium bubble tea with no milk. Could be a tad cheaper, I supposed, seeing as it's just tea with some pearls and sugar in it. Would have cost them $0.50 to produce it!
Beverage - I loved it! It was great! The taste was perfect. The pearls were perfect - not mushy, squished, overly soft or chalky or hard. Cooked to perfection. Perfect size, perfect rounds, perfect texture, perfect portions! VERY generous portions at 25% of the cup size! Other bubble tea shops only give a small dollop of pearls, but here they giev you 25% of the cup size! And the pearls had a slightly sweet caramel taste which was perfect.
The tea itself was brewed properly, with no taste of additives or instant stuff. Just pure brewed tea. Excellent! I felt sooooo good after having this drink, unlike with other bubble tea shops which made me feel sick after finishing the drink. It's just so great I can't stop raving about it. However, another time I went there and asked for warm tea, they gave me boiling hot tea in the same plastic cup and it was so hot the plastic cup half melted and I felt like I was drinking plastic! It made me really sick and I never went there again. Even the bubbles melted and stuck together!
Date of Visit: 2011-02-20