This was a popular event last time and brought out lots of first-timers, so let's repeat!
Let's meet in the 'burbs for tea and socializing! Tea Leaf Cafe in Amherst offers traditional brewed teas, chai tea, and bubble tea! Bubble tea is a must try if you've never had it. There are many combinations of flavors that can be mixed with green or black teas. Additionally, they have some light snacks such as dumplings available if you're hungry.
Never tried bubble tea? Here's a description from wikipedia:
Bubble tea is the popular Americanized name for pearl milk tea and other similar tea and juice beverages that originated in tea shops in Taichung city, Taiwan during the 1980s. Drink recipes may vary, but most bubble teas contain a tea base mixed with fruit (or fruit syrup) and/or milk. Ice-blended versions of the drinks, similar to slushies, are also available, usually in fruit flavors.
One of famous categories of bubble teas is " pearl milk tea" (also known as "boba milk tea"), which contains small chewy balls made of tapioca starch, called "Pearls" in Chinese (also known as "Fenyuan" or "Boba (Poba)"). Pearls made of tapioca are also available in many places.
Bubble tea began its rise to international recognition, spreading from Taiwan to other East Asian countries. It then migrated to Canada, Chinatownsthroughout the United States, and various college towns along the American West Coast. There are also bubble tea cafes in the UK. [1 ]
There are many variants of the drink, depending on the types of tea used and ingredients added. The most popular kinds are " green tea with pearls" (泡沫綠茶), "pearl milk tea" (珍珠奶茶), "pearl green milk tea" (珍珠奶綠), "pearl black tea" (珍珠紅茶) and "pearl green tea" (珍珠綠茶), etc.
To check out the menu for Tea Leaf Cafe, click here: http://tealeafcafe.com/menu.htm