Bubble tea, sometimes known as boba tea or pearl tea, is a frothy drink created with iced tea, sweet milk, flavourings, and sweet tapioca pearls. The refreshing concoction was invented during the 1980s in Taiwan, and has since gained flocks of fanatics from around the world. Are you bubble headed for bubble tea? Try these tasty places in Montreal!
L2 Desserts Lounge – L2 has been heralded as the best bubble tea in Montreal. Fresh fruits, fast service, great dessert selection, with massive portions always brings a crowd of hip youngsters. People seem to hang out here all day and well into the night. While you enjoy your tea and dessert, try your hand at the foosball table or a video game! Try their taro bubble tea. (71A rue de la Gauchetière Ouest in Chinatown.)
Chatime – If you’re already a bubble tea fan, chances are you’ve heard of Chatime. It’s a huge bubble tea chain from Asia, with locations and lovers around the world. Long lines are common, so be prepared to wait for your tea. With a massive selection, it will be well worth it. (Two locations: 52-C de la Gauchetière West in Chinatown, and 1811 Sainte Catherine West near Concordia University.)
Nos Thes – Fresh, authentic, with house-made tapioca balls. They’ve also gone above and beyond and created bubble tea popsicles. Nos Thes also has a great food menu with items like Marinated Cold Cut Beef, Fried Pork Chop, and Seaweed & Egg Soup! (Two locations: 1215 Sainte-Catherine East in the Village, and 2160 Rue Saint-Mathieu near Concordia.)
Magic Idea – If you want to have a hearty meal along with your bubble tea, Magic Idea is also known for their food! They have free WiFI, and the lounge atmosphere invites you to stay while you bubble away. Try the mango! (Two locations: 1675 De Maisonneuve West around Concordia and 30 de Gauchetiere West in Chinatown.)
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