Gong Cha: Bubble Tea in Hong Kong

Diana Chan September 7, 2012 Bubble Tea, Taiwanese, Three Beakers, Tsim Sha Tsui

Gong Cha first launched in Taiwan in 2006 and soon opened locations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, China, Malaysia, and Philippines. There are a lot of locations all over Hong Kong and attracts locals and tourists. They are best known for their signature milk tea with a dollop of cream on top.

The location in East Tsim Sha Tsui was very busy and had lots of tourists ordering drinks. The menu had some english and the cashiers knew a little bit of english too. It’s not great english, but at least it will make your ordering experience go smoothly.

On top of each drink are instructions on how to consume it:

  1. Open the lid and drink, letting the tea pass through the foamy layer.
  2. Insert the straw and enjoy the flavour of the tea.
  3. Use the straw to stir and enjoy the combined flavour of the tea and milk.

Milk Tea ($10) has the tea on the bottom with the dollop of cream on top. It was delicious and different than usual bubble teas. The cream does change the taste a lot and not everyone will love it. My sister liked the drink at first, but eventually started hating the cream on top.

Gong Cha Milk Green Tea ($12) needed a good mixing in order to incorporate the layers together. I tried mixing it together very well, but it was a bit hard to do that. The cream itself was salty.

Afterwards, my sister and I headed to Kowloon Park to walk around and enjoy the fountains and trees.

Overall, Gong Cha was ok, but not the best bubble tea I’ve ever had. We were not a fan of the cream on top.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Lots of locations in Hong Kong
  • Most locations have no seats, just take out

We Rate Gong Cha:

Shop A2, G/F, 41C Granville Road ,
Tsim Sha Tsui


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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. Buddha Girl September 7, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Funny how this 貢茶 chain only has a few outlets in Taipei City. This is a very popular chain in the southern part of Taiwan, specifically in Kaohsiung.

  2. Kirby September 11, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Interesting! I’m still in HK and I’ve had it twice already because I’m in love with the salty milk foam on the top! Not many places in Vancouver/Richmond do the ‘milk cap’ so I’ve been trying to drink it every chance I get here! 😛

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