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Shameful Bubble Tea Addiction

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I think the title says it all: I have a shameful--yet all-consuming--bubble tea addiction. I know how bad it is for me, and how overpriced it tends to be, but still the cravings return. I tried making it at home, but it just didn't turn out very well, so now I'm stucking heading to Chinatown (1 or 2) for my fix(es).

But I live in Cote St. Luc, and sometimes that trip isn't terribly convenient. So, Chowhound: Enable me and my addiction. What is the closest *decent* bubble tea place to Cote St. Luc that you know of? I say decent because, miraculously, the tiny sushi restaurant in the Cote St. Luc shopping center recently added a few bubble tea drinks to their menu, but they are positively disgusting.

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  1. Hmm. I'm addicted to the mango fresh fruit slush at Tapioca Thé - and they have a 6-page bubble tea menu. It's about 20 min from CSL by car at de Maisonneuve just west of Guy (corner Pierce). If anyone knows of anything good that's closer I'd be interested too!

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    1. re: kpzoo

      I'm well-aquainted with the drink menu at Tapioca Thé. But yeah, it's still a bit far for me. I was hoping that since someplace as ethnically non-diverse as the Cote St. Luc shopping center offered bubble tea, I might find something a bit closer than the Guy-Concordia area. Doesn't seem like it though :(

      1. re: janetmweiss

        There are a few places on Decarie in Ville Saint Laurent that are somewhat closer. They'd be really close if you could convince the powers that be to expand Cavendish Boulevard further north!

    2. You know, I'm not any better. I broke the bubbletea habit a few years ago, but sneak in an orange julep ever once in a while...