Kung Fu Tea recently opened in San Diego, specializing in bubble tea drinks. They have several other locations throughout the US.
We saw the big “coming soon” sign months ago and I was quite curious. For some reason, every time I see the name, I think of the Kung Fu Panda films. We stopped by during the soft opening and also tried again during the grand opening this past weekend.
The store has a lot of interesting artwork, displayed throughout, which is also available for purchase. They also have ample seating.
White Gourd Milk Tea
I tried the white gourd milk tea, which is an offering I haven’t seen at other bubble tea shops. I enjoyed the strong tea flavor and found the sweetness level just right for my liking (I did order it less sweet). I found the boba to be just average. It wasn’t too soft or hard, but it wasn’t particularly memorable either.
Oreo Oolong Milk Tea
This was Mr. K’s choice. We both expected this drink to be on the sweet side, so we were surprised when it tasted quite the opposite. I’m not sure if they made a mistake when making this drink or this is simply how it is usually. Again, there was a strong tea flavor, but I don’t think that really worked with the crushed Oreos. Without making the drink creamier or sweeter, it made the combination taste strange and a little bitter.
We decided to try them again during their grand opening, where they were also doing a buy 1 get 1 free promotion on select drinks. However, the lines were out the door and I was just not willing to wait.
Overall, we had a decent first experience. The unique menu offerings show some promise, but we’ll probably wait a few more weeks for them to settle in before revisiting.
Kung Fu Tea
4869 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111