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Andrew Hyatt Jun 15, 2011 06:30 PM

A few weeks ago, I would have said that Quickly had the best bubble tea in Flushing. Two weekends ago, though, that all changed. I tried the bubble tea at the New World Mall, at MaLa Tang. It had a particular flavor in it that I recall from my favorite bubble tea place in California (Fantasia). The bubbles had a very nice consistency, on the firm side of what is normal, but pleasantly so. I wouldn't have thought that this random food court shop would have a better tea than Quickly, which specializes in it, but it did.

I noticed there were at least two other bubble tea places as well in and around the mall. One was just outside it, and the other was a Taiwanese dessert place in the corner of the food court. I haven't tried these yet, perhaps they are also excellent.

Anyone have any other interesting bubble tea experiences to report?

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Quickly
4140 Kissena Blvd, Queens, NY 11355

Quickly
136-49 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11354

New World Mall
40-21 Main St, Queens, NY 11354

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    AubWah Jun 15, 2011 07:33 PM

    Quickly bubble tea is strictly for bubble tea uber noobs, try Yi Mei Fung Bakery

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    Yi Mei Fung
    135-38 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11354

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    1. re: AubWah
      Ike Jun 22, 2011 09:54 AM

      Noobs!?!?! GRRR! I will defend Quickly to the death!

      Nah, seriously though, I love Quickly, but my criteria for bubble tea is probably a LOT different than most. I generally get the iced green tea without milk. I drink it mainly for the taste of the green tea and not the bubbles. In fact, I often get it without bubbles, too. Quickly has the best-tasting green tea that I know of. People say great things about Ten Ren's bubble tea, but I tried theirs and wasn't impressed with the flavor of the green tea. I don't suppose any of you have this kind of unusual inclination? I presume most of you are getting milk tea with bubbles, and not green tea without milk?

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      Ten Ren Tea
      135-18 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11354

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      sharonj Jun 19, 2011 08:05 AM

      Try Kung Fu Tea. They have a branch in Flushing too.

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      Kung Fu Tea
      37-14 Main St, Queens, NY 11354

      1. teresa Aug 4, 2011 07:15 AM

        I recently tried the new Coco Fresh Tea & Juice on Roosevelt Ave and Main Street. Their menu is kind of limited, but their mango icy (芒果冰沙) is really tasty. I think they might even use fresh mango. I also tried my favorite drink, passion fruit green tea and it was also very good. This chain is from Taiwan and is pretty average there, but in Flushing it's definitely good. I prefer them over Kung Fu Tea. Is it just me or are their employees extremely rude? I don't understand why they only make some drinks warm/hot and others not? Tea is usually hot!

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        Kung Fu Tea
        37-14 Main St, Queens, NY 11354

        CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice
        39-22 Main St, Queens, NY 11354

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          AubWah Aug 4, 2011 02:07 PM

          i like a cold coconut milk tea i wonder if they make a good one

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          msqueensfoodie Aug 6, 2011 07:38 AM

          Believe it or not....the best place to find Bubble tea are the "mom and pop" Chinese bakeries up and down Main Street. I am a Quickly fan too.....but the Chinese bakeries are better. (there are several of them...) where you can find the traditional pork buns...you can never go wrong.

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