Sunday, January 15, 2012

Coffee or Tea?

McCully Shopping Center
1960 Kapiolani Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96826

Great place for traditional milk tea.

I ordered: Jasmine green milk tea
  • Taste: really great, can taste the jasmine goodness
  • Bubbles: most recently they were a bit hard in the center, but usually just fine
  • Price: ~$4.00, a bit pricey

I have been coming to Coffee or Tea? for several years. I have found that their milk teas are consistently good, but they are a bit pricey for just milk tea. However, it can be difficult to find good jasmine green milk tea. So whenever I am craving it, this is where I head.

They have lots of tables and chairs for sitting and relaxing. There are also many other options besides bubble tea. As the name suggests, they serve coffee in addition to tea, shave ice, and several other types of desserts. 

The last time I went there the tapioca balls were a bit hard in the middle, but usually they are perfect. I am going to attribute this to the fact that I was there right before they closed. I would also like to address several negative reviews of this place on yelp (which gives it 3.5 out of 5 stars). Most negative reviews are about customer service. As I said before, I have been coming here for years and I have never once had an issue. I have been to Coffee or Tea? several times with a particularly loud friend and we were never once bothered by staff. Also reviews saying the staff are only nice to FOBs is completely false. I always come with other locals and we are never treated poorly. So personally I found these negative reviews inconsistent with my years of coming to Coffee or Tea? I can only say that people who send out negative vibes will receive them in return. 

All in all, Coffee or Tea? is a great place to come after dinner and chat with friends. 

Tip: cash only

4 out of 5 bubbles

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