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Bubble House – University City

This will be a short post; I just need to rant about the Bubble House for a bit. First of all, when making iced tea, ladies, make it double strength! I don’t want my iced green bubble tea to taste like I’m sipping tapioca AND tap water. See, the funny thing about pouring hot tea over ice means it’ll water it down completely! Secondly, please don’t allow your staff to approach my table when they are cracked out. Thank you.

Ahem. Let’s try that with a little less angst. Well, yesterday I had the displeasure of drinking some tap water, I mean tea, at the Bubble Tea House. The waitress was aloof and disappeared for more than 20 minutes at a time, even though the restaurant was seemingly calm. The sencha green bubble tea was horribly watered down, even after I had it sent back the second time. The waitress, despite her dreamy, inattentive behavior, clearly showed her displeasure when I told her could barely taste the tea in my drink. The second incarnation of the tea tasted pretty much the same as the first. I’ll head to Chinatown the next time I have a hankering for bubble tea.

Rating: One nom.

3 thoughts on “Bubble House – University City

  1. Ugh! I can’t stand weak tea. Doesn’t matter if it’s hot or watered down with ice. If I want rain water that’s just dripped off the leaves outside I can have that. What I want is tea that has… oh I don’t know… brewed maybe.

  2. Yeah, they have terrible service. Slow and inattentive no matter how few customers they have. It’s absurd.

    Their hot tea is better if you’re looking for real tea, but if you like that powdered latte-type bubble tea, this is, you know, well mixed and everything.

    I do think that their food is delicious, if you have the patience to wait for it. But I haven’t been there in a while, so I don’t really know what’s what lately.

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