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Jul 16, 2006 04:18 PM

ISO best bubble tea in Flushing

Before Sago came along, Ten Ren had the best bubble tea in Flushing IMHO though the quality of their bubbles was inconsistent. Then I tried Sago and found their bubbles quite good, almost as good or sometimes even better than Ten Ren's at its best and Sago's bubbles were always fresh. The flavor and quality of tea at Sago was always better and Sago was pretty consistent. I was a convert ever since I tried Sago's bubble tea and didn't mind the higher price.

However, since Sago changed hands (which I assume because of the Korean couple at the register/take-out window) more than a year ago the size of bubbles had reduced to "regular". It's no longer the "boba", giant size bubbles that the tea was named after. The quality of the bubbles was still good but it lost some of that chewiness because of the smaller size bubbles. It definately took the fun out of it. It is just not as good and I lost interest in Sago's bubble tea and haven't had a bubble tea since. Looking for bubble tea of former Sago quality in Flushing. Any recommendation? Or do I have to resolve back to Ten Ren's bubble tea again? Thanks in advance.

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  1. I'm a fan of the small place on Kissena south of the library, west side of the street. It's the most taiwan-like of all the places i've seen, and the tea usually has just the right amount of sweetness. Also, there's a discount for students.

    1. On Roosevelt,in the Taco Bell store - there is a boba tea place.
      Its all the way in, a little teeny spot on the right side.

      Its owned by a former long term employee of Ten Rea. She uses
      high quality tea and makes great boba - my friend, a boba tea fiend, swears by it.

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      1. re: chrismkwok

        Ooh, sounds like a "hidden gem"-type place! I will only go to Ten Ren in Flushing for bubble tea, so I'm looking forward to trying this one. Thanks for the tip :)

      2. The place on Kissean is called "QUICKLY" is the only place my 13 year old daughter and her friends will go for bubble tea, they are quite good...large selection of flavors.

        1. I have tried Quickly couple times when they first opened but wasn't too impressed. The quality of bable and tea weren't too consistent. Perhaps they have improved. Will give it a try. Any particular flavor they do well?

          Have no idea there's a bubble tea stand inside of Taco bell. Definately give it a try.


          1. I will have to ask my daughter about the "good" flavors...