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Jan 30, 2002 02:46 PM

Bubble Tea in DC?

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Bubble tea comes from Eastern Asia (someone said Taiwan, originally). It's a sweet, cold tea, with tapioca balls in it that you drink through a straw. I heard it's big out in California, and I drank some in Chicago last weekend, and was completely hooked. Does anyone know where I might find some in D.C.?

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  1. Many varieties at the new Wok 'n' Roll (groan) on H St. between 6th and 7th. (Fairly good, if my initial taste today is any indication.) Only one tapioca-pearl option at Teaism on 8th St. between D and E -- but it's a bit better (and slightly more expensive).

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    1. re: Marty L.

      Several places in the Eden Center in Falls Church (Wilson Blvd near Rt. 7) offer bubble tea.

      1. re: zora

        And if you find yourself in Rockville, there are two bubble tea outlets in Wintergreen Plaza - Ten Ren and I.Cream.

        I got hooked on the stuff while in Vancouver. Definitely more fun than a latte, although probably not much healthier...

        1. re: coastcat

          I suspect I already know the answer to this, but does anyone know where to get bubble tea in Baltimore?

          1. re: coastcat

            I have had bubble tea at Ten Ren in Rockville (Wintergreen Plaza - Rockville Pike) and have also had at Maria's Bakery (Rockville Pike). Both good. While at Maria's you can get some nice cakes and stuffed buns: curry, red bean, roast pork, etc. etc. So, I usually go to Maria's more stop shop. :-)

      2. FYI - You can get bubble tea at Vina Bakery on Pickett Road in Fairfax near (but across the street & north of) Fair City Mall.
        Their Vietnamese baked goods are fantastic, too.