Does your buddy love bubble tea? Then you need to check out the new kid on the bubble tea block—Teaspoon. They recently popped up in San Jose and their elevated flavors and all natural ingredients have made them an instant family favorite. Read on to find out why you should put it on your “Must Drink” list ASAP.

Teaspoon San Jose

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Individualized Perfection in Every Cup
Step inside Teaspoon and you’ll see right off the bat that it’s not your everyday bubble tea joint. First question—why does a shop that doesn’t sell espresso need an espresso-maker? Actually, that machine behind the counter brews your tea to order. The idea is that this increases the unique flavors of the tea and maintains the freshness in every cup.

Teaspoon San Jose

Options for Every Palate
Drinks start at $4 and you can choose from their specialty drink menu or create your own from a plethora of options. Customer favorites include the Grass Hopper which blends lychee green tea with fresh cucumber juice into a refreshing sip. The Paradise Lime is a great non-caffeinated option for the littles and it has floral and citrus notes that will please even the pickiest palate (add some honey boba to take it over the top). Every drink is made on-demand so you can truly make it your own.

Teaspoon San Jose

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All-Natural is the Only Option
Parents will be happy to know that Teaspoon uses only all-natural ingredients in all of its products. Organic creama, fresh lime juice and sugar that you can can adjust to your particular taste are all included on Teaspoon’s expansive menu. Kids will love stepping up to the “boba bar” to choose from fun additions like peach popping boba, egg custard and passion fruit jelly to add to their tea.

Teaspoon San Jose

Snow Ice
Looking for a non-tea option at Teaspoon? The snow ice is a definite kid favorite. Watch as they take a huge block of naturally-flavored ice milk and shave it into ribbons of delicious snow in this Taiwanese dessert specialty. Each snow ice is $6 and you can choose from the specialty menu or create your own (which includes two free toppings). The California Snow offers avocado snow topped with almond flakes, white mochi and condensed milk. Mango lovers would enjoy the mango snow topped with popping mango boba and mango puree (mango overload, anyone?).

Teaspoon San Jose

The Details
While iced tea is their bread and butter, Teaspoon plans to roll out hot drinks very soon. They are working on opening their third location in Milpitas later in 2016 (the original store is located in Los Altos).

Teaspoon
4328 Moorpark Ave.
San Jose, Ca
Hours: Monday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
Online: teaspoonfun.com

–Kate Loweth

What’s going to be your order at Teaspoon? Let us know below!

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