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    15 Must-Try Boba Places In Taiwan

    Taiwanese & Many Other Asians : Boba = White People : Coffee

    A Tea, an Attitude, a Lifestyle - We live in the Boba Life

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    The Taiwan originated drink - Boba Tea - isn't just a drink, it's an attitude and a lifestyle.

    Originally called the "Pearl Tea" (珍珠奶茶), the drink has been adopted in North America and worldwide in the names of Boba Tea, Bubble Tea, Tapioca Tea, etc. Regardless what it's called, it's the same delicious taste that will keep you wanting for more.

    Here are 15 best Boba places in Taiwan that you should check out next time you are in town.

    1. Chun Shui Tang (春水堂)

    The birthplace of Boba Tea. Famous for its original Pearl Milk Tea (珍珠奶茶).


    2. 50 Lan (50嵐)

    Famous for its Tea Latte (fresh milk in lieu of creamer) and chewy Fen Tiao (粉條), a strip-like tapioca topping that tastes similar to boba.


    3. COMEBUY

    Famous for its freshly brewed tea (every cup is brewed using an espresso machine and made to order). The fruity flavored teas such as Peach Oolong Tea (白桃蜜烏龍) and Orange Darjeeling Black Tea (柑橘大吉嶺) are particularly yummy.


    4. King Tea (清玉)

    Famous for its Jade Lemon Tea (招牌翡翠檸檬), a drink flavored using freshly squeezed lime and lemon juice. Especially refreshing on a hot summer day.


    5. Share Tea (歇腳亭)

    Famous for its "retro drinks" such as Herb Jelly with Winter Melon Tea (仙草凍冬瓜茶) and Honey Lemon Green Tea with Aloe (蜂蜜檸檬蘆薈冰茶) that your Taiwanese parents loved to drink when they were little.


    6. Tea Patea (茶湯會)

    Founded by an apprentice of Chun Shui Tang (refer to #1), the franchise was opened recently in 2013 and is famous for its good quality drinks comparable to Chun Shui Tang's that you can get at a significantly lower price. Tieguanyin (a type of Oolong) Tea Latte (觀音拿鐵) is your go-to tea here.


    7. Stornaway (英國藍)

    Famous for the variety of black teas it carries. The Earl Grey Iced Tea (格雷伯爵冰茶) is a popular drink that tea lovers dig.

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    8. Mr. Wish

    Famous for using only cane sugar in its drinks. You know the secret ingredient that makes the then-Mexican Coke taste significantly better, right? Yup, it's the cane sugar!


    9. LATTEA (綠蓋茶館)

    Famous for the rich and slightly salty whipped cream that comes on the top of every drink. Got whipped cream? Sweet & salty is the way to go.


    10. Oregin (圓石禪飲)

    Famous for its selections in milk tea ("Rich Milk Tea" (厚奶茶) v.s. "Skinny Milk Tea" (鮮奶茶) categories to choose from). The Japanese Matcha Milk Tea (日式抹茶奶) in the Rich Milk Tea category is particularly savory. You can also get a reusable bottle to use for refill in the future to get a couple dollars (in NTD) off.


    11. Black Ball (黑丸)

    Famous for the smooth grass jelly and winter melon drinks. Toppings it offers (such as taro, yam balls, red beans) can be slightly more exotic for non-Taiwanese foodies.


    12. Orange Tea (橘子工坊)

    Famous for its fresh passion fruit and grapefruit teas. You can actually taste the pulp!


    13. Ten Ren (天仁茗茶)

    Originally famous for its loose leaf of traditional Chinese tea selections, its drinks carry on the name in quality. Hot or cold? Your pick.


    14. Chatime (日出茶太)

    Famous for its fusion and oriental tea selections. If you are a fan of fusion cuisine, you may heart the Brown Rice Green Milk Tea (黃金玄米奶綠) or the Matcha Red Bean Milk Tea (宇治金石奶茶)!


    15. Gong Cha (貢茶)

    Famous for the fresh milk foam (less heavy than whipped cream). If you are a fan of cappuccino, this would be the perfect tea substitute for you!


    Now you've had too much tea and feel like having a cup of coffee...

    In this case, Cama Cafe is where you need to be! This Taiwanese coffee chain hand picks coffee beans of the best quality and brews its coffee using only freshly roasted beans. And guess what... For a cup of Starbucks, you can get 2 cups of Cama! Time to give it a shot!


    Did I miss any great tea places? Let me know!

    I am always in the search of the next-generation boba tea :)

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