Bubble tea. Boba tea. Milk Tea. There’s a variety of different names for these delicious drinks and they can be found all over the U.S.. I’ve noticed they’re always the best in cities with larger asian populations. Unfortunately, New Orleans has a few, but none of them compare to places I’ve tried out of state. On a recent visit to San Jose, my cousins took me to a hot spot for bubble tea. They’re known for the *NEW* Milk Foam addition to the bubble tea. I was curious to find out what the hype was all about.
When we arrived, there was a large crowd of people waiting for a drink. We waited about 15 minutes before we got to the front of the line to order. The drinks are very customizeable. You can choose 0, 30, 50 70, or 100% sweetener and between 0, 25, 50, 100% ice cube level. That was the first time I’ve seen this much customization for a drink!
I’m not much into sweet teas so I chose 70% sweet. I would’ve chosen less, but my cousins encouraged me to add more. We ordered 25% ice, which I regret now, since the drink didn’t retain much coldness afterwards. I would opt for 50% or more ice level next time, but to each his/her own. That’s why customization is an awesome thing!. I’m a simple bubble tea drinker and normally just order an iced Jasmine tea with tapioca so I opted for the Milk Foam Green Tea with tapioca to change things up a bit. Some recommended that I mix, then drink first while others recommended that I taste the milk foam, then mix. I chose to do the latter and it was interesting. The milk foam was slightly savory and after mixing the drink, it balanced everything really well. It’s like adding salt to your hot chocolate. So good! The wait is a bit much for a drink, but definitely delicious and I’d go back again!
Rating: 4/5 spoons