Tea Era 茶殿

Bubble Tea Shop and Tea Room
271 Castro St (btwn Villa & W Dana St), Mountain View, CA 94041, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon, Wed–Thu, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.2/10

Based on 200 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Candy S.
    "Love their roasted barley milk tea and almond jello as an add in!"(13 Tips)
    Zornitsa
    "Roasted Oolong tea and roasted barley tea are my fav!"(8 Tips)
    Nick D.
    "Cheapest boba in downtown Mountain View and imo, the best!"(4 Tips)
    Yoko R.
    "Jasmine milk tea with rose konjac jelly (^O^☆♪ soo good & refreshing"(5 Tips)
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  • milk tea
  • mountain views
  • tapioca
  • green tea
  • authentic
  • great value
  • smoothies
  • daily specials
  • lively
  • casual
  • good for a late night
  • pudding
  • roses
  • fruit
  • jellies
  • taro
  • lychee
  • grapefruit
  • Honeydew
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  • Alice F.

    milk tea with pearls! Tea is sweeter than a lot of places.

    Alice Fang · 1 week ago
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  • Caroline D.

    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.

    Caroline Deng · 3 weeks ago
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  • Zach N.

    Boba and tea in a bunch of flavors.

    Zach Negrey · April 9
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  • Saran

    Boba is soft and freshly made. Cash only!!

    Saran · April 8
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  • Kay🌻

    Authentic Boba.

    Kay🌻 · January 24
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  • Kathleen

    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!

    Kathleen · December 23, 2014
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  • Larry C.

    Popular boba place in mountain view.

    Larry Chen · December 22, 2014
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  • Andrea C.

    Boba tea in a million versions, no more no less

    Andrea Campi · November 15, 2014
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  • Anna J.

    First timers follow the 'most liked' tip - roasted barley milk tea with pearls, you won't be disappointed.

    Anna James · November 9, 2014
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  • Yossi R.

    Tapioca + pudding. You are welcome.

    Yossi Rosenfeld · November 5, 2014
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  • Han

    How come they don't have fried chicken?!

    Han · October 22, 2014
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  • Melissa W.

    Small place but quick service. Their drinks are great!

    Melissa Wibowo · October 10, 2014
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  • Eric N.

    Closed Tuesdays D:

    Eric N · September 9, 2014
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  • Meow

    Had their red guava smoothie and it was just what I needed

    Meow · August 28, 2014
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  • Hope

    Black Sugar Milk Tea is super delicious, even at half-sweet!

    Hope · August 22, 2014
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  • Hope

    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 · August 22, 2014
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  • Hope

    Their Ceylon Milk Tea is very comforting as a hot tea on a cold night.

    Hope · August 21, 2014
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  • Nick D.

    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!

    Nick Duval · August 11, 2014
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  • Eric N.

    Honey milk tea is my staple

    Eric N · August 11, 2014
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  • Sherry X.

    Jasmine greentea with grsss jelly, low sugar, is my favorite!

    Sherry Xie · August 8, 2014
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  • Evan J.

    Best milk tea in Mountain View. But cash only. Quick service.

    Evan Johnson · August 7, 2014
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  • Ankit A.

    Almond Bubble Tea!

    Ankit Ahuja · August 7, 2014
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  • Evan J.

    Grape black tea & boba. Mmmmm!

    Evan Jacobs · July 27, 2014
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  • CJ W.

    Don't get the avocado milk

    CJ W · July 12, 2014
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  • Sara L.

    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

    Sara L · June 16, 2014
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  • Zornitsa

    Roasted Oolong tea and roasted barley tea are my fav! Real yummy milk tea flavor!

    Zornitsa · June 6, 2014
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  • Peggy N.

    Roasted barley milk tea is the best! Service on the other hand... is another story.

    Peggy Nguyen · May 25, 2014
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  • Glenn R.

    Their 'milk' is non-dairy creamer unless u ask for real milk.

    Glenn Robinson · May 24, 2014
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  • Kara M.

    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.

    Kara McCain · May 16, 2014
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  • Daniel S.

    Try the ginger milk tea.

    Daniel Shi · April 13, 2014
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  • Matthew G.

    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.

    Matthew Gabayan · March 14, 2014
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  • Sonia A.

    Try Aloe Vera in Hot teas... Yumm!

    Sonia Aggarwal · March 3, 2014
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  • Matthew G.

    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.

    Matthew Gabayan · February 6, 2014
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  • Benjamin S.

    Great oolong milk tea (get it half sweet)

    Benjamin Shyong · January 2, 2014
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  • Matthew G.

    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.

    Matthew Gabayan · October 29, 2013
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  • Ivonne P.

    Get a stamp card and the 11 is free!

    Ivonne Paredes · September 15, 2013
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  • Joe H.

    People are lined out the door...

    Joe Heyming · July 6, 2013
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  • Carina N.

    Black sugar roasted oolong tea

    Carina Ngai · July 4, 2013
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  • Alice

    Roasted barley milk tea is very good.

    Alice · July 4, 2013
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  • Hungrylee H.

    Roasted Barley MT w/Taro pudding is a new favorite

    Hungrylee Huang · June 21, 2013
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  • Candy S.

    Love their roasted barley milk tea and almond jello as an add in!

    Candy Sohn · June 3, 2013
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  • Michael C.

    The roasted oolong milk tea was fantastic. I shall be back!

    Michael Chang · May 26, 2013
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  • S L.

    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.

    S L. · May 20, 2013
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  • Prabhu Hari

    Get the lychee milk tea here .. and its got small piece of lychee in it as well.

    Prabhu Hari · May 9, 2013
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  • Hungrylee H.

    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

    Hungrylee Huang · January 29, 2013
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  • Josh C.

    Barley Milk Tea with Pudding, get it

    Josh Chan · November 4, 2012
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  • Allen L.

    The regular bubble milk tea is my favorite. Get a stamp card and every 11th drink is free

    Allen Liu · September 21, 2012
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  • Hsiu-Fan W.

    Closed on Tuesday. :(

    Hsiu-Fan Wang · June 13, 2012
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  • Angela P.

    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.

    Angela Park · June 10, 2012
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  • Cheryl P.

    Roasted barley milk tea is pretty good! Not too sweet either.

    Cheryl Pascual · May 11, 2012
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