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Grain Tea (Albany, North Shore City, New Zealand)

Grain Tea is a bubble tea shop located in Corinthian Drive, Albany, New Zealand. The shop offers a wide variety of bubble tea flavours, as well as other drinks and cold treats.

We recently visited Grain Tea after having lunch at Double Happy, looking for something to drink we found this small stall in the same location, luckily, we parked our car near it’s store front otherwise we will never had seen this place. We decided to try three different items Soft Serve with Taro Ball, Mango Yoghurt Milk with White Pearl, and Peach Yakult Sparkling with White Pearl and Coconut Jelly.

The Mango Yoghurt Milk with White Pearl (NZ$8.50) was very good. This drink is made with mango yoghurt, milk, and white pearls. The mango flavour was strong and refreshing, and the milk adds a creaminess to the drink. The white pearls add a nice texture to the drink.

The Soft Serve with Taro Ball (NZ$8.00) was a delicious and refreshing treat. Made with soft serve ice cream, taro balls, and a sweet syrup. The taro balls are chewy and flavourful, and the soft serve is smooth and creamy, and the taro paste on the side adds a different yet pleasant texture. The sweet syrup adds a touch of sweetness to the drink. This was surprisingly good; it was totally unique as this is the first soft serve, I tried and saw on a bubble tea shop.

The Peach Yakult Sparkling with White Pearl and Coconut Jelly (NZ$9.00) was a unique and interesting drink. This drink is made with peach yakult, sparkling water, white pearls, and coconut jelly. The peach flavour was sweet and refreshing, and the sparkling water added a nice touch. The white pearls and coconut jelly added a nice texture to the drink. It was interesting to watch them make this one as they carbonate the drink with their sparkling water maker, another first I saw on a bubble tea shop, it was more process intensive compared to the usual bubble tea.

Overall, we had a great experience at Grain Tea, certainly a lot of firsts. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the food and drinks were delicious and unique. We would recommend Grain Tea to anyone looking for a refreshing treat on a hot day.

GRAIN TEA NZ 谷芋 北岸Albany Branch
Address: 14/21 Corinthian Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
Phone: +649 985 2052
Website: https://grain-tea-albany.tuckerfox.co.nz/

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  • Laura is a huge fan of bubble tea, but we don't have too many places here in the States where we can find bubble tea. Don't get me wrong - it's available, but just not too many options. This place sounds like a hidden gem!

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