Chinatown is a wonderful place to venture into if you’re looking for unique treats. It’s a place where many locals enjoy their favorite Asian desserts. Tasty favorites such as bubble tea has become a very popular drink to many Americans. Philly’s Chinatown is home to many places that serve delicious bubble tea . Teassert (located at 227 N. 10th Street, Phila PA 19107) is one of many places where you can definitely enjoy a great variety of bubble tea selections. I was invited back again to experience a few new items on the menu with a few other local foodies and food bloggers. I was one of the lucky invitees to this tasting and I was very excited to see what Teassert added to their menu.
As everyone arrived for the tasting, we were informed that we were allowed to taste whatever our hearts desired! Now that’s what I call hospitality at its best! The first things served to us were a nice selection of specialty bubble teas that Teassert added to their menu.
One new specialty drink was the Batman! It consisted of chocolate, brownies, oreo and chocolate chip. This is a perfect blend for a chocolate lover! I loved tasting the little brownie pieces in this drink. I’m a huge brownie lover, so I definitely enjoyed this one. Next in line was the Spider Man. This drink included strawberry and lychee tea, lychee jelly and rainbow jelly. Lychee has a beautiful sweet taste. I would definitely recommend this tea to anyone who loves a nice, light & exotic beverage. Following the Spider Man came The Hulk! This drink has a gorgeous green color, I personally thought it was visually appealing. This drink has green apple and lychee tea with lychee jelly. Perfect combination, the flavor of green apple and lychee paired great together. The fourth specialty drink was the Iron Man. Now this is a drink for someone who enjoys a tropical taste. This included mango and passion fruit tea with popping boba and rainbow jelly. If you haven’t tried popping boba, you must experience it! It’s a fun and tasty ingredient to add into bubble tea. The popping reminds me of a very mild version of pop rocks, except the texture is very soft. I totally loved the superhero names that Teassert gave these new specialty items. The colors of each beverage matched each superhero, very cute!
Next, we were on to food. Yes, a bubble tea spot that offers a few goodies to eat while you enjoy a yummy tea beverage! Teassert added three food items to their menu. Customers can now enjoy takoyaki (this is a Japanese inspired dish typically made with a batter, ginger, green onion and octopus). I was SUPER excited to find out Teassert added this to their menu. I absolutely LOVE takoyaki! Second food item added was pork & chicken gyoza. And the third item added was spicy popcorn chicken. The popcorn chicken was crispy and packed with great flavor. It had just the right amount of spiciness as well. All of these items are great additions to Teassert.
During our visit, we also got a chance to experience a few other things. We enjoyed their Thai Milk Tea. It has a beautiful orange color with a lovely light and fragrant taste.
And lastly, we enjoyed Teassert’s Iced Matcha Latte. This drink included red beans (lovely sweet taste), Japanese green tea and lactose free milk. The presentation alone was fantastic, I loved the layer of colors in this drink. And yes, it also tasted just as good as it looks!
This second tasting experience at Teassert was a hit with me! Especially since takoyaki is on their menu now, they score extra bonus points with me! All items were very delicious and all of the new specialty drinks were awesome, unique and very enjoyable. A huge thank you goes out to Teassert for hosting all attendees for the tasting of their new items. If you’re in Philly and plan on heading into Chinatown, make sure to stop by Teassert and grab one of their new items! For more information about Teassert, please visit www.teassertbar.com