Also called boba tea, bubble tea is a refreshing drink that typically comes with toppings that range from tapioca balls to flavored jelly. Started in the 80s at a food stand in Taiwan, this flavorful drink has grown beyond a trend. These days, it's a fun, delicious beverage you can enjoy in cities all around the world, including at these shops within walking distance of our Redmond apartments. Here are a few of the best local places to grab bubble tea:
The drinks at Sharetea are highly customizable, from the amount of ice or cream to the flavor and sweetness of your tea. The staff is polite and knowledgeable. The shop is incredibly popular and it's often so busy that they sell out before they close down for the night. Be sure to get there early!
This shop offers order kiosks and online scheduling to cut back on the time you have to wait. Staff members are friendly and helpful when it comes to educating patrons on all of their options. In addition to cold and warm boba teas in endless flavors, they offer boba toast and other baked goods.
Using organic ingredients imported from Taiwan, this tea shop strives to recreate the authentic taste of Taiwanese boba and fruit teas. There's an impressive variety of drinks and baked goods on the menu, and the professionalism of the employees can't be surpassed. If you're in a rush, consider ordering by phone and picking up your drinks at the drive-through window.