Three Houston Chronicle journalists visited dozens of bubble tea spots to find the must-try ones in the city.
Address: 9889 Bellaire Blvd C 318, Houston, TX 77036
What to order: oolong tea with milk foam, Earl Grey milk tea with 3 J’s
Gong Cha is an international chain, but its consistency and quality are hard to beat. The Asiatown location is filled with chattering families even on weekday afternoons because the boba pearls are among the best in town, boasting a perfect bounce and Q-ness that leaves your teeth wanting more. Gong Cha’s tea leaves are well roasted, infusing the drink with a strong floral flavor. For those who want to go beyond the classic, try the milk foam, a salted cream with just a sprinkle of matcha powder, over oolong tea. Or opt for the Earl Grey milk tea with 3 J’s, a drink that resembles Vietnamese chè with tapioca pearls, egg pudding and herbal grass jelly layered throughout.
832-659-0929 • Website: gongchausa.com