Sharetea, a popular tea chain from Taiwan recently opened a location in San Diego.
I was pretty excited to see this familiar logo having just come back from Taiwan and definitely missing the milk tea creations there.
Classic Pearl Milk Tea
Of course, we had to try the classic milk tea with pearls to gage how things are here. All the teas are made to order, which is a good sign. Unfortunately, they haven’t quite figured out how to work as quickly as the shops in Taiwan. It took us about 20 minutes to get our drinks.
The tea itself tasted pretty good. It was not overly sweet and the tapioca pearls had a good chewy consistency.
Handmade Taro Fresh Milk
We saw a lot of signs advertising this drink and since I love taro I had to order this. It’s rare to find real taro milk at these tea places as most of them use an artificial taro powder instead. I thought that this would be similar to my favorite taro milk offered at Fantasia in the Bay Area, where taro is cooked in the milk. Instead, this is milk blended with sweetened taro. I found the taro overwhelmingly sweet, like the taro sitting in syrup served as a shaved ice topping. I really was not a fan of this and had a hard time finishing it.
Overall, we enjoyed the milk tea and want to come back to try more of the menu items. I hope that they are able to speed things up though because the long wait time was a little frustrating.