Woohooooo! I LOVE the boba guys matcha strawberry!! Good with regular milk or oat milk. Their bubbles are still my favorite in the city. How did you like them?!!
I realized I never reported back on Yifang - it was good but Tiger Sugar is better! Not too sweet, v interesting brown sugar flavor. I saw that they are expanding so it should be easier to try now but not sure if I would go over TS. I might like it better than Alley though.
I did actually go to The Alley today and tried the creme brulee! It was ok, but definitely not worth the 1300+ cals it says it is. I’m not sure what goes into it to make it that high, it doesn’t taste like it. I do however want to try the Royal No 9 milk tea - a blueberry fragranced black tea that a lot of reviews raved about.
The bubbles at Alley were oookay. Very heavy brown sugar taste but they get hard quickly compared to other places. I definitely prefer Tiger Sugar’s bubbles or Boba guys, both are softer and have more complex flavor.
Recently I had the Green Float at Bibble & Sip in midtown west (also have a location in Chinatown) and wow that is one of the best matcha drinks I’ve had! Matcha with jasmine syrup and topped with a salted vanilla cream. Jasmine is subtle, cream is delicious. Heaven