Adventures in Eating & Cooking
I was going to open up this post with some sort of profound prologue about starting college in Philadelphia and how this is going to affect the location of my newer posts, but I am way too tired from moving in and adjusting so I’m going to make this post fast.
THE BUBBLE TEA HERE SUCKS!!!! Well, not exactly sucks because my roomie and Mark thought it was good. I suppose I’ve been pampered all my life from drinking the outstanding bubble tea from Ten Ren and Quickly’s. To say that Ten Ren’s bubbles are generous pearls of sweet chewy tapioca that are the sunken treasures in a sea of emollient fruit tea does not even do it justice. And Quickly’s is just cheap without losing authenticity.
The bubble tea at Green Land Tea House however, was no treasure. First of all, I asked for green tea flavor, and the woman gave me green apple. When I told her about this mistake politely, she gave me an irritated look. When she came back with the new green tea cup, it disappointed me. I took a sip and instantly tasted the powder. The tapioca pearls were average-tasting and small. There was almost no delightful green tea aroma and the drink was on the watery side. Plus, it cost $3, which is the same price as Ten Ren’s bubble tea.
Although I was let down by my first experience of drinking bubble tea here, I will keep an open mind. Surely somewhere in Philly’s Chinatown aside from Green Land, there must be some delicious bubble tea lurking about! In the meantime, I’m thinking of trying some Philly cheesesteaks and cupcakes!
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