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Bubble Tea Ingredients Downtown Toronto

anything Jul 12, 2010 03:22 PM

Hi! I have a craving to make bubble tea. I know it is much easier to just buy it already made but I enjoy trying to make new things. So far online, I have learned that Pacific Mall is the best place to get ingredients like those little balls and the flavoured powder. The only problem is I don't drive and have to rely on the TTC. Has anyone had any experience finding these downtown or at least near TTC?

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  1. elvisahmed RE: anything Jul 12, 2010 03:37 PM

    probably not as accessible by TTC but you can try T&T Super Market on Cherry Street. I think I have seen the Tapioca there but I am not sure about the flavoring but surely worth a try.

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      lilith RE: elvisahmed Jul 20, 2010 07:29 PM

      I just dropped by T&T on Cherry St and yes, they did have the instant bubble tea mix ("Just add water") and sago tapioca pearls.
      They had 4-5 flavours of tea and 7-8 variations of sago.
      The Tri-coloured sago was kinda cute.

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      naterpillar RE: anything Jul 19, 2010 07:25 PM

      Chinatown!!! Any of the big Asian grocery stores on Spadina should have the Tapioca Balls and powder. Pretty sure that is where all the bubble tea shops get their supplies. I like Oriental Harvest on the West side of Spadina above Dundas

      1. lilith RE: anything Jul 20, 2010 04:39 AM

        Ten Ren's Tea near Spadina x Dundas used to sell 7-8 flavours of bubble tea mix (powder).
        Not sure if they still do, but probably worth checking out.

        I've also bought liquid concentrate kind at one of the shops near Broadview x Gerrard. Can't remember which place... it was like a little gift shop and they had the 'bubble tea kit' gift box with vacuum-packed tapioca balls and liquid concentrate in small pouches (2-3 servings).

        Ten Ren
        454 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

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          instantnoodle RE: anything Jul 22, 2010 12:01 PM

          You can get the Lipton Yellow Label tea bags at T&T. That's what they use for real milk tea for bubble tea. Just add condensed milk and sugar as desired.

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