Sharetea

I remember when I was a child there were only a few bubble tea stores around, but these days there seems to be as many bubble tea stores in Vancouver as there are Starbucks and poke shops. Sharetea was established in 1992 in Taiwan, and has since expanded to over 450 stores across the globe….

Chun Yang Tea (春陽茶事)

Chun Yang Tea is a popular chain from Taiwan. With locations in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Malaysia, they are eyeing a North American expansion by opening stores in Vancouver and Toronto. They are known for their authentic and traditional milk tea, and all of their drinks are made without any powders or artificial…

The Alley 鹿角巷: Downtown Vancouver

The Alley is a Taiwanese bubble tea chain known for its for freshly handcrafted tapioca – aka deerioca (a play on the word tapioca and their deer logo). They are opening their first Vancouver location this Saturday (April 27). The Alley creates its own sugar cane syrup and serves up an elevated menu of original…

Mr Mustache Bubble Tea

Mr. Mustache Bubble Tea has two locations – one in Vancouver and one in Burnaby. On this occasion I visited the Burnaby location which took over the former Cafe Joie. It’s only a few minutes walk from Metrotown, so it’s a nice cafe to rest up after a day of shopping. On my visit, most…

Passion Tearoom

Passion Tearoom is a cute family run bubble tea joint located in Downtown Vancouver. All of their drinks use only fresh fruits and and freshly brewed tea. None of their drinks use flavored syrups or powdered milk which is rare to find these days! I was recently invited to check them out, and I really…

My Frosty

One of my favourite desserts in the world is Shaved Ice (patbingsu) and I’m so glad that it has become trendy and popular in Vancouver. Although Passion8 is still my first choice, My Frosty is slowly but surely climbing it’s way to number one in my heart. What I love about My Frosty is that…

ZenQ Burnaby

Growing up in North Burnaby I have always felt that there was a serious lack of good bubble tea joints. Enter – ZenQ. Perhaps a decade too late for me (it’s a pretty good study spot!), it’s a great dessert hot spot. They’re relatively new in Burnaby so it’s not super busy, but I’m definitely…

Peanut’s Bubble Tea

Peanut’s Bubble Tea is an old school bubble tea joint hidden in the Richmond Public Market. I’ve been going here since I was a little kid, and it never fails to fill me up with nostalgia when I walk by. The number one thing to get here is their Taiwanese Wheel Cakes. My favourite flavour…

Dessert Dynasty

Dessert Dynasty is my favourite childhood bubble tea shop. I used to always come here to get their Mango Slush with pearls. This is the only place I order bubble tea with pearls (I know!). Their pearls are always perfectly cooked with a slight sweetness. I was really craving it one weekend so I made…