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Tea Era 茶殿

Bubble Tea Shop and Tea Room$$$$
Downtown Mountain View, Mountain View
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  • The milk tea at Tea Era 茶殿 is a can't miss
  • Candy S.
    "Love their roasted barley milk tea and almond jello as an add in!"(16 Tips)
    Zornitsa
    "Roasted Oolong tea and roasted barley tea are my fav!"(10 Tips)
    Peggy L.
    "Highly recommend roasted barley and taro milk teas with tapioca!"(9 Tips)
    Yoko R.
    "Jasmine milk tea with rose konjac jelly (^O^☆♪ soo good & refreshing"(5 Tips)
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  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱April 24
    Been here 10+ times
    Avocado smoothie with pearls and 50% sugar is pretty good
  • Sergey S.
    Sergey SmirnovFebruary 20
    Been here 10+ times
    Probably the best boba on Castro
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱January 31
    Been here 10+ times
    Avocado smoothie with 25% sugar is still too sweet...
  • Sannidhi .
    Sannidhi 🐾November 17, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Remember it's CASH ONLY! Roasted Barley is my favorite. Hold or cold with half sugar and pearls.
  • Mandar P.
    Mandar PathakOctober 21, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    They have a plethora of flavors in both hot and cold teas, but so far the roasted barley with milk is my favorite one.
  • Danny Y.
    Danny YuOctober 21, 2016
    A premium version of quicklys
  • Ashley Yuki
    Ashley YukiSeptember 9, 2016
    Roasted barley milk tea with 25% sweetener! Mmmm
  • Rustem F.
    Rustem FeyzkhanovAugust 29, 2016
    Good mulberry tea
  • Stephanie F.
    Stephanie F.May 24, 2016
    Taro milk tea with lychee jelly, yum!
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱May 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Inconsistent quality... :\
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱May 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Taro milk tea with small taro balls and taro pudding!!❤ #taroLover
  • Ian M.
    Ian MacphersonApril 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Roasted barley milk tea, half sugar, no ice!
  • Peggy L.
    Peggy LiMarch 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Hands-down the best bubble tea in the Bay Area and probably beyond. Highly recommend roasted barley and taro milk teas with tapioca!
  • Angela W.
    Angela WenFebruary 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best thing in mountain view! Roasted barley milk tea 50% sugar is best for a robust tea flavor and not too sweet. Earl grey milk tea and Oolong milk tea also great. Cash only!
  • Keith S.
    Keith SmithFebruary 14, 2016
    Blueberry Milk Tea with Boba is great too!~ It is made with real blueberry! #Boba #MilkTea
  • Keith S.
    Keith SmithFebruary 14, 2016
    Great Strawberry Milk Green Tea with Lychee jelly!~ It has tiny bits of strawberry that is so sweet~ #Boba #MilkTea
  • Venkatesh H.
    Venkatesh HodavdekarJanuary 9, 2016
    This place is cash only. It's the only downside of going here.
  • Lesley C.
    Lesley CorderoDecember 11, 2015
    At the time, there wasn't Thai, which was disappointing. I had the almond and it was okay
  • Jacques C.
    Jacques ChiracNovember 9, 2015
    Authentic pearl tea shop
  • Elynn L.
    Elynn LeeAugust 1, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Nice bubble tea! Has a stronger tea flavor. Lots of selections and not too expensive. House specialties are the roasted black milk tea and the oolong milk tea. You can also adjust sweetness level!
  • Jason L.
    Jason LukJuly 5, 2015
    Grass jelly!
  • Alice F.
    Alice FangJune 22, 2015
    milk tea with pearls! Tea is sweeter than a lot of places.
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengJune 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Roasted Barley Milk Tea is great! Tea Era is the best PMT place on Castro Street bc it is not as sweet as the other places and has really tasty pearls. You can also ask for Half Sugar.
  • Zach N.
    Zach NegreyApril 9, 2015
    Boba and tea in a bunch of flavors.
  • Saran
    SaranApril 8, 2015
    Boba is soft and freshly made. Cash only!!
  • Kay🌻
    Kay🌻January 24, 2015
    Authentic Boba.
  • Kathleen
    KathleenDecember 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent tea and their tapioca is a little sweet which I like. I'm partial to the jasmine milk. Ambience leaves something to be desired and there's very limited seating. Also cash only!
  • Larry C.
    Larry ChenDecember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Popular boba place in mountain view.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CampiNovember 15, 2014
    Boba tea in a million versions, no more no less
  • Anna J.
    Anna JamesNovember 9, 2014
    First timers follow the 'most liked' tip - roasted barley milk tea with pearls, you won't be disappointed.
  • Yossi R.
    Yossi RosenfeldNovember 5, 2014
    Tapioca + pudding. You are welcome.
  • Han
    HanOctober 22, 2014
    How come they don't have fried chicken?!
  • Melissa W.
    Melissa WibowoOctober 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Small place but quick service. Their drinks are great!
  • Eric N.
    Eric NSeptember 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Closed Tuesdays D:
  • Meow
    MeowAugust 28, 2014
    Had their red guava smoothie and it was just what I needed
  • Hope
    HopeAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Black Sugar Milk Tea is super delicious, even at half-sweet!
  • Hope
    HopeAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're not feeling like caffeine, their smoothies are a great option as well. Lychee is nice and sweet, while Plum is the typical sour plum flavor you would expect.
  • Hope
    HopeAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Their Ceylon Milk Tea is very comforting as a hot tea on a cold night.
  • Nick D.
    Nick DuvalAugust 11, 2014
    Cheapest boba in downtown Mountain View and imo, the best! With a line always out the door (partly because the place is so small) it may not seem like it's worth the wait, but I promise you it def is!
  • Eric N.
    Eric NAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Honey milk tea is my staple
  • Sherry X.
    Sherry XieAugust 8, 2014
    Jasmine greentea with grsss jelly, low sugar, is my favorite!
  • Evan J.
    Evan JohnsonAugust 7, 2014
    Best milk tea in Mountain View. But cash only. Quick service.
  • Ankit A.
    Ankit AhujaAugust 7, 2014
    Almond Bubble Tea!
  • Evan S.
    Evan ScottJuly 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Grape black tea & boba. Mmmmm!
  • CJ W.
    CJ WJuly 12, 2014
    Don't get the avocado milk
  • Sara L.
    Sara LJune 16, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    This place has the best boba along Castro but it is the dustiest place I have ever been to! I'm talking layers of dust on every non-food-preparation surface, including walls
  • Zornitsa
    ZornitsaJune 6, 2014
    Roasted Oolong tea and roasted barley tea are my fav! Real yummy milk tea flavor!
  • Peggy N.
    Peggy NguyenMay 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Roasted barley milk tea is the best! Service on the other hand... is another story.
  • Glenn R.
    Glenn RobinsonMay 24, 2014
    Their 'milk' is non-dairy creamer unless u ask for real milk.
  • Kara M.
    Kara McCainMay 16, 2014
    The Roasted Barley Milk tea sounds nasty but it's one of the best things on the menu. I recommend getting it half-sweet. Tastes a little like graham crackers.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShiApril 13, 2014
    Try the ginger milk tea.
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GabayanMarch 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    This milk tea shop has the best tapioca! They are always cooked al dente, and very well. The only other tea shop that can rival is ten ren in Cupertino and SF. Unfortunately this is cash only.
  • Sonia A.
    Sonia AggarwalMarch 3, 2014
    Try Aloe Vera in Hot teas... Yumm!
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GabayanFebruary 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Cash only, but the tapioca pearls are always perfectly al dente. The tea is great here too. Guava tea, roasted oolong and barely milk teas are my favorite.
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin ShyongJanuary 2, 2014
    Great oolong milk tea (get it half sweet)
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GabayanOctober 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best milk tea place around, no food and limited seating however. Barley Milk Tea, Guava Milk Tea, Honeydew Milk Tea & Black Sugar Milk Tea's are my favorite.
  • Ivonne P.
    Ivonne ParedesSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a stamp card and the 11 is free!
  • Joe H.
    Joe HeymingJuly 6, 2013
    People are lined out the door...
  • Carina N.
    Carina NgaiJuly 4, 2013
    Black sugar roasted oolong tea
  • Alice O.
    Alice OhJuly 4, 2013
    Roasted barley milk tea is very good.
  • Hungrylee H.
    Hungrylee HuangJune 21, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Roasted Barley MT w/Taro pudding is a new favorite
  • Candy S.
    Candy SohnJune 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love their roasted barley milk tea and almond jello as an add in!
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChangMay 26, 2013
    The roasted oolong milk tea was fantastic. I shall be back!
  • S L.
    S L.May 20, 2013
    Option 1: Lychee green tea with aloe vera and pearls, half sweetened. Option 2: Honey lemon green tea with aloe vera, pearls, and lychee fruit bits.
  • Prabhu Hari
    Prabhu HariMay 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the lychee milk tea here .. and its got small piece of lychee in it as well.
  • Hungrylee H.
    Hungrylee HuangJanuary 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Tea is brewed resulting in a clean, deep flavor. Their boba is exceptional; soft-medium chew and never mushy or hard in the center. Faves: black MT, grapefruit green tea, roasted barley & Oolong MT
  • Josh C.
    Josh ChanNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Barley Milk Tea with Pudding, get it
  • Allen L.
    Allen LiuSeptember 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The regular bubble milk tea is my favorite. Get a stamp card and every 11th drink is free
  • Hsiu-Fan W.
    Hsiu-Fan WangJune 13, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Closed on Tuesday. :(
  • Angela P.
    Angela ParkJune 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Out of nearby Cafe Verde and Tapioca Express and even San Mateo's Tpumps and Cupertino's Fantasia, Tea Era is my favorite. They get the boba just right. Lightly sweet.
  • Cheryl P.
    Cheryl PascualMay 11, 2012
    Roasted barley milk tea is pretty good! Not too sweet either.
  • Benson F.
    Benson FungMay 11, 2012
    Barley milk tea.
  • Yoko R.
    Yoko RizzoApril 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Jasmine milk tea with rose konjac jelly (^O^☆♪ soo good & refreshing
  • Josephyne H.
    Josephyne HMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    No ice, half sugar is the way to go!
  • Deidre Q.
    Deidre QuanMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the honey oolong milk tea :) my all time favorite!
  • Yoko R.
    Yoko RizzoFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the roasted oolong milk tea!
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha LeeJanuary 31, 2012
    Roasted brown rice tea is yum (w/ less sugar!)
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie PaiDecember 16, 2011
    Strawberry Tea
  • Josh W.
    Josh WDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the genmai milk tea with 1/3 sugar, no pearls, regular ice. If genmai isn't available (which happens fairly often), get the grapefruit green tea with 1/3 sugar, no pearls, regular ice.
  • Darren C.
    Darren ChanNovember 25, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Wheat germ milk tea with pudding. Love it if it's cold enough to drink hot. Otherwise the regular cold version will do!
  • Amphayvane R.
    Amphayvane RoblesOctober 9, 2011
    Stamp me up! Daily Special :)
  • Ricky Y.
    Ricky YeanSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    My favs are roasted oolong and jazmine milk tra
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TamaresSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best lavender milk tea in Mtn. View!
  • Yi H.
    Yi HuangSeptember 8, 2011
    If you can't handed milk, get soy milk tea!
  • Marge M.
    Marge MJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Honeydew smoothie with tapioca is amazing! Order it.
  • Montana Fleming
    Montana FlemingJune 13, 2011
    Beautiful outdoor terrace. My absolute favorite: Taro Milk with extra bubbles Enjoy it!
  • Personal Trainer
    Personal TrainerJune 12, 2011
    Remember their closed on Tuesdays.. Who closes on a Tuesday?
  • Tom M.
    Tom McGhanJune 11, 2011
    It's not on the board at all, but you can order your tea "half sugar" to avoid overload.
  • Brianna R.
    Brianna RamirezMay 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    good jasmine milk tea and not expensive, cash only though...
  • Ben L.
    Ben LeeApril 30, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Ceylon milk tea with tapioca.
  • Marge M.
    Marge MFebruary 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    try Ceylon Milk Tea with tapioca and pudding! yumm.
  • Carole R.
    Carole ReyesJanuary 7, 2011
    get the House Special Roasted Oolong Milk Tea for $2.50
  • Dave K.
    Dave KNovember 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Jasmine milk tea with pearls is the best in the south bay
  • Jack S.
    Jack SpilbergOctober 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best boba tea in mountain view- barley milk tea rules
  • Caroline L.
    Caroline L.September 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the strawberry milk tea! Tastes better with pearls though.
  • Happychingchi G.
    Happychingchi GYRHAugust 27, 2010
    Open till 2345. Was super happy when got a jasmine milk tea blended with green tea jelly and tapiyoca at 2230 after a play 'The Light in The Piazza'. I was hungry and the good sugary tea tamed me
  • Jon L.
    Jon LMay 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Their balls are the perfect texture. Feels better in your mouth than tapex or Verde
  • Krys B.
    Krys BlackwoodFebruary 11, 2010
    I love the lychee tea!
  • Oscar
    OscarJanuary 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The only non-powder based teas here are oolong milk tea, jasmine milk tea and roasted barley milk tea.
  • Sarah
    SarahJanuary 13, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Closed on Tuesdays. :(
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