It’s not unusual to see a bit of a crowd at this bubble tea emporium on Newcastle Street as regulars gather like bees to honey for its bubble teas, frappes and yoghurts. The menu changes with the seasons so there’s always something new and the store (there are now 14 nationwide) uses high quality Sri Lankan tea leaves for its brews. King Tea claims the crown as founder of cheese foam, a sort of savoury cream cheese topping for the teas.
Presotea added its limited edition Thai Milk Tea recently; this drink combines the sweetness of condensed milk with the flavours of a freshly brewed strong, spiced black tea. With a bubble tea shop on just about every corner the challenge for brewers is to keep coming up with new and exciting tastes and this team delivers. Presotea has its roots in Taiwan and has 16 stores now through the Perth metropolitan area alone. It’s special espresso-style brewing gives it a leg up from the competition.
Hero Tang Tea
Hero Tang Tea at 614 Hay Street Perth has just released its deliciously sweet Ovaltine Series with crunchy cocoa powder on top and cocoa milk below and you can find out all about that and its giveaways on its Facebook site. The best seller from its cheese foam series is Cheese Foam Matcha Latte. However, people who hang out at Hero Tang Tea recommend the brown sugar bubble tea with its deliciously warm syrup lining the cup.
Keep an eye on this store’s Facebook page for specials like its Moon Cake Gift Set with three lovingly crafted cakes to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival. Chaffic's point of difference is that their tea comes from the ancient Wuyi Mountains in China and the brewers are always creating new drinks like its Brown Sugar Soya Tofu – contrasting silky hand- made tofu and chewy pearls in brown sugar and soy milk, served in a cute little bottle
At Hanabing you can have your tea to accompany anyone of its amazing deserts, like gelato, hot Korean deserts and bingsu – the delicacy made from shaven milk with a huge variety of toppings. Its most recent creation is the Cha Master a Japanese influenced soft serve creation with Matcha and Hojicha. Keep an eye out for the Earl Grey Tea Toast for something a little different.
- 29 Dec '20