Kung Fu tea

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Sloshy, soft, sucky, sun milk, chewy and sweet are some words that come to mind when thinking about bobas. Bobas are a Taiwanese tea-based drink invented in Tainan and Taichung in the 1980s.

From an article written by Dr.Weil, “Bobas are made from cassava starch, sweet potato and brown sugar.” Although bobas are delicious, one boba/one milk tea with pearls can have 36 grams of sugar, so it is smart to be careful with how much you’re consuming a day.

Looking at the reviews online, it seems that Kung Fu Tea has won the hearts of boba lovers here in Utah. There are so many great reviews about the drinks, the atmosphere and the staff. Kung Fu Tea really knows how to keep customers. Reading all these reviews got me excited for my visit.

Kung Fu Tea, located down in Salt Lake City, has such a unique vibe from any boba shop I’ve seen. The vibe in the store was calming and soothing. There are so many flavors to choose from, and the diverse flavors offer everyone an option for something to get.

Drinks vary from classic, yogurt, milk tea, slush, coffee, snow cream and many more. On the menu, there’s also a choice to order some toppings with your drink. Kung Fu Tea allows you to decorate your drink to your style.

Upon my arrival, I wasn’t sure what to order, but the cashier was in no rush, which was appreciated. The workers were very sweet, and recommended drinks they thought we might enjoy.

After ordering, there is a, “play area” where you can play some games while you are waiting for your drink, or as you enjoy it. Since Christmas is coming up, the store had a Christmas theme with Christmas songs and decorative snow and little trees.

They hand you a pager to inform when your drinks are ready, and this is very helpful, especially when you’re caught in an intense game of Jenga. The boba itself was sweet and I couldn’t put my drink down. Price range varied from $2-$5.50 per drink.

The amount of boba was more than plenty for the price we paid, and they were soft and not as chunky as most say. We ordered two Kung Fu Tea, two Taro smoothies and one Cocoa Cream. The Taro smoothie was a little too sweet for me, but apart from that, the texture was well blended.

The Cocoa Cream was a simple drink, yet pleasant with a hint of caramel. The Kung Fu Tea was my absolute favorite because of the originality and the sweetness was just the right amount.

Overall, I would have to agree that this, by far, is the best boba place in Utah. Kung Fu Tea offers a lot of variety and it’s a very welcoming place. Check them out at 464 600 E Suite A, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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