Grant and Dorothy Review Calgary, Alberta Restaurants

October 15, 2021

Gong Cha

Gong Cha

Tea     Fast Food
Beyond Calgary:   261055 Crossiron Blvd, Rocky View    
     825 222-7382
NW:   40 Country Hills Landing NW   
     (403) 226-0060
SW:   14 A, 22 Richard Way SW   
     (403) 727-7515
Chinatown:   106A 303 Centre Street SW   
     (403) 264-9995
Macleod Tr:   Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr.
     (403) 258-1999

Rating10/10
10glasses


Sadly in the past, we have found that most teahouses in Calgary seem to specialize in good quality, but rather bland teas. Now enter Gong Cha. Here, as its name says in Chinese, is "high quality tea". There’s a good variety of drinks all zipped up in one way or another. You can go from Earl Grey Milk Tea with 3J to Milk Foam Black Forest to Taro Milk Tea with Red Bean. And, of course, you can always add bubbles. (What? Try them and see.) There are also smoothies for non-tea-ites. However, this is not really a location for hot plain tea in a cup. You can make that at home.

Note: If you have friends or small family members who are difficult to entertain, this is the place to take them. We got Grant a Panda Milk Foam Tea with bubbles added, and after he finished the tea, he was mesmerized for a good hour trying with his straw to suck up the bubbles and left over cream from among the ice chips (optional) in the cup. Thus, we left him quite safely on his own and went off to do our shopping.

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