Bubble tea is the official drink of Toronto (no, it’s not). It’s everywhere. Even random shops selling jerk chicken or waffles have bubble tea signs out front, you know? It’s like what water is to the rest of the world – the elixir of life.
It most definitely is when humid summer days come to pass. But, it can’t just come from anywhere, at least not for me. I scoped out Tea Shop 168 and Ten Ren’s Tea (some might argue it’s the best) before pledging my love to Chatime, an international Taiwanese bubble tea chain located near the Eaton Center that freshly brews its tea base every day.