This week I had a hard time deciding which place to feature on the blog. I only have two weeks left of posting for my class, but quite a few more places I want to cover.
This week I choose Kung Fu Tea. Ever since I posted about La Tea and discovered bubble tea, I can’t stop drinking it! I have become addicted and my bank account is really feeling it. I thought it would be good to compare Kung Fu Tea and La Tea this week. The only problem was…Kung Fu Tea doesn’t even compare to La Tea.
For these posts, I’ve really tried to highlight the best features of the coffee shops/tea lounges that I’ve visited it, but I have to be honest, there just wasn’t really anything that stood out to me about Kung Fu Tea.
Unlike La Tea, Kung Fu Tea is a franchise and their tea lounges are located all over the United States. They have a pretty interesting backstory, but this location just didn’t quite seem to fit what Kung Fu Tea is suppose to be about.
- The atmosphere– nicely decorated and a large space
- The menu– The menu was huge and had a ton of options: milk tea, slush, sushi, yogurt, oven-baked ice cream, pizza, popcorn chicken, noodles, bentos and so much more. I liked that they served actual food.
- Board games available
- The menu: While it was nice that they had so many options, the menu was extremely overwhelming. I stood and stared at it for probably 5 minutes, just trying to figure out what to get and how to order it.
- Customer service: I had some questions about the food and drinks that looked super interesting, but could not get much explanation out of the employees.
- The bubble tea: I was so disappointed to find that it had almost no flavor and the little flavor it did have, tasted very artificial.
- I found myself craving for the quality, organic taste that I get at La Tea.
I ended up getting my usual, Oolong milk bubble tea, and also trying something new, Takoyaki.
- FYI: Takoyaki is kind of like a hushpuppy with octopus in the middle. It was the quite the surprise to find the octopus!
Kung Fu Tea vs. La Tea
I may be biased because I love to eat and drink local, but La Tea wins by a long shot when it comes to bubble tea in Greater Lafayette.