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Re: Best Milk Tea in Irvine?
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2020, 10:02:34 AM »
I am going to be like eyephone, how hard is it to boil hot waters and dip it your teas sacks in them?  ;D

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Re: Best Milk Tea in Irvine?
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2020, 10:23:11 AM »
Love the Omomo Matcha

https://www.omomoteashoppe.com/drinks/omomo-matcha



For those Omomo fans, what is your favorite drink there?  Want to give it a try this week sometime.

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Re: Best Milk Tea in Irvine?
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2020, 02:52:47 PM »
Finally tried Orobae, saw a lot of reviews that said the boba was plain and bland - I had just the opposite experience.  Boba was fresh, perfect texture and sweetness, probably the best I’ve had in years outside Taiwan or Japan. 
Got the Rising Phoenix of course, wa really good but will try Hokkaido next time, which will be soon cuz I’m already craving their boba again.

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Re: Best Milk Tea in Irvine?
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2020, 02:57:46 PM »
Which drink did you end up getting at Omomo?

For those Omomo fans, what is your favorite drink there?  Want to give it a try this week sometime.

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Re: Best Milk Tea in Irvine?
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2020, 04:44:39 PM »
Which drink did you end up getting at Omomo?

For those Omomo fans, what is your favorite drink there?  Want to give it a try this week sometime.

I went but line was too long so didn’t end up getting anything.  Will try again next week.

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Re: Best Milk Tea in Irvine?
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2020, 04:52:38 PM »
How much sugar do those drinks have?
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Re: Best Milk Tea in Irvine?
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2020, 05:14:42 PM »
Which drink did you end up getting at Omomo?

For those Omomo fans, what is your favorite drink there?  Want to give it a try this week sometime.

I went but line was too long so didn’t end up getting anything.  Will try again next week.

They are having some technical issues and only allow in person ordering at both Irvine locations.

How much sugar do those drinks have?

Don't ask, don't tell  :-X

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Re: Best Milk Tea in Irvine?
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2020, 03:19:44 AM »
How much sugar do those drinks have?

You can adjust the sweetness level 1-5, but to me for milk tea if you lower the sweetness too much it tastes almost like milk, which is weird.  I think Orobae uses natural flavorings not powder and artificial like most places so it is less sweet than normal, which is a good thing. 

I think if you order the rising Phoenix level 4 it’s not overly sugary (IMO), and you can taste the quality and difference.  Definitely add the tapioca, it’s by far the best at Orobae.  I went today and got double tapioca and came home a happy man.

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Re: Best Milk Tea in Irvine?
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2020, 11:21:50 PM »
How much sugar do those drinks have?

All I will say is that I have tried to make boba + milk tea before and the amount of sugar it takes to get it to taste like store/restaurant stuff is shocking....

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Re: Best Milk Tea in Irvine?
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2020, 07:35:40 AM »
Rethink your Asian drink :)

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Re: Best Milk Tea in Irvine?
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2020, 05:37:42 PM »
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Re: Best Milk Tea in Irvine?
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2020, 11:30:00 PM »
There’s no good boba in Irvine. Got to go to garden grove or Westminster. Same for all Asian items now that I think about it

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Re: Best Milk Tea in Irvine?
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2020, 02:34:27 AM »
There’s no good boba in Irvine. Got to go to garden grove or Westminster. Same for all Asian items now that I think about it

For Vietnamese food I agree, but for a Taiwanese drink I’m not sure if Bolsa beats out Irvine spots.  This is the highest reviewed place I could find in the area:
https://yelp.to/qTKq/sA004UTIaab

I’m sure it’s good, but don’t know what makes it any better than the Irvine spots discussed here.

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Re: Best Milk Tea in Irvine?
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2020, 04:48:29 PM »
Milk tea/boba is one of my favorite things to get.

Omomo: Really good, but not worth the wait to me personally.

Orobae: I love their tea quality. The staff is really nice too. One thing I will say is that their popular Rising Phoenix milk tea isn't a showstopper as some Yelp reviews say.

Sunright: New favorite. Their drinks are really good and they have a super convenient online ordering system at the one on Irvine Center & Jeffrey.

7 Leaves: They have a really good Thai Tea and the House Coffee is really good. Their Assam and Oolong milk teas are great too.

Gong Cha: They used to be my go-to when I was craving an Earl Grey milk tea. Their drinks are good, but I haven't been in a while.

Sharetea: Also very good quality. The Kiwi fruit tea is one of my favorite non-milk tea drinks I've had from a tea shop.

Cha: Very good, but can get extremely busy and annoying with the rowdy HS/UCI folks. I still go here from time to time for the nostalgia of when I went to Uni and everyone would go there.

Tastea: Still one of my favorite jasmine green milk teas.

Happy Lemon (Sunmerry): Great fruit teas.

Ding Tea: Solid choice.

Redstraw: Extremely MEH. I would skip it.

Lollicup: More like LOL-licup. No way. Wouldn't go there unless you happen to be in the Arbor shopping center and need a quick fix and skip 7 Leaves or Happy Lemon for whatever reason.

Tapioca Express: Same sentiments as Lollicup. I used to go there when Irvine had less milk tea options, but not anymore.

85: NOPE. Not for milk tea unless it's the rose.

Class 302: Absolutely not.






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Re: Best Milk Tea in Irvine?
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2020, 04:58:44 PM »
Finally checked out Orobae and tried the Rising Phoenix, sweetness level 3, tapioca, and regular ice. Very impressed with the tea taste and fresh tasting tapioca. The gentleman taking orders was extremely friendly and knowledgable. When I told him it was my first time, he took the time to explain the menu and insisted I taste the drink before walking away. If I wasn't completely satisfied he would make it right. I will definitely be back to try more items.

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