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Three cups of bubble tea from a shop in Richmond.

Sip on Refreshing Bubble Tea from Shops in Richmond

When it's hot out, some people reach for a cold soft drink or iced coffee. However, if you've ever tried milk tea or bubble tea, it definitely hits the spot. The "bubbles" or boba, are actually made from tapioca pearls, prepared in a variety of ways. It's been all the rage for a while now, and you can grab some amazing drinks near our apartments in Richmond. Check out these tea shops serving up the tastiest bubble tea drinks near Olympus at Waterside Estates.

Kung Fu Tea

This amazing tea shop has been heralded as "the Starbucks of bubble tea" by The Washington Post. Kung Fu Tea started in Queens, New York back in 2010. They've grown in such popularity that you can score a cup from several locations around Texas and elsewhere. The Richmond location is just a few minutes away from Olympus at Waterside Estates.

This place takes bubble tea and makes it even more amazing. Choose from milk teas, fruit teas, and everything in between. What makes it magical is the toppings. Pick classic tapioca boba, pudding, jelly, red beans, and even grape popping bubbles. You can also get blended drinks, punches, hot drinks, and a world of others.

Mai's Teahouse

For a well-kept secret, Mai's Teahouse is a local favorite. It embodies everything that's great in a small business from the friendly staff to good tunes. They focus on all kinds of yummy bubble tea. The menu includes juice drinks, coffees, teas, smoothies, and milk tea. Select your made-to-order drink and pick your "sinker." Options include regular tapioca boba, popping boba, crystal boba, or jelly.

Try the Thai Tea with boba. It's a perfectly balanced take on the already amazing drink. You can also nibble on Vietnamese sandwiches and tea house snacks.

Mylk Box

Another great nearby shop is Mylk Box. It offers artisan teas and a few tasty bites. Customers love the clean shop and great employees who make drinks to perfection. If you like milk tea on the sweeter side, you're in luck. The milk tea is the right harmony of flavor blends. For a fun drink, try the Strawchata. It's an outstanding mix of strawberry-infused horchata milk. You won't go wrong with any of the beautiful and tasty menu options, though.

After grabbing drinks from tea shops in Richmond, head to the local farmers' market. You've got some of the best options for shopping, dining, and entertainment around Olympus at Waterside Estates. To check out our apartments in Richmond, contact us to schedule a tour.

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