Shake Shake Tea is a new Bubble Tea shop in Richmond at Empire Centre. I was invited to try a few items and since I was in the area with a few friends, I thought it would be convenient to stop by and try some of the teas. With the amount of Bubble Tea shops opening in Metro Vancouver, it’s pretty tough competition since a lot of the large chains in Asian has started opening up shops here.
What made Shake Shake Tea unique as they use real milk, loose leaf tea and quality ingredients in their drinks.
Their shop has a few seats and can fit a few groups inside. Most people we noticed did take out. It gets busier later in the evening when people need their bubble tea fix.
The menu has their milk tea, iced milk, flavoured tea and hot drinks.
We started off by trying their milk teas.
Roasted Oolong Milk Tea was my favourite. At 100% sugar, it was the perfect amount for me without toppings. The tea was very strong and the roasted flavour shined through. The use of real milk makes a difference in the taste too.
Jasmine Milk Tea was my second favourite. Similar feelings to the roasted oolong milk tea but with the different flavour of Jasmine tea.
Grass Jelly Iced Milk and Caramel was more sweet than the first 2 drinks. The caramel was more present and good for those who have a sweet tooth.
Iced Milk and Black Sugar with Pearls was the sweetest of them all since they cook the pearls with sugar. I prefer the milk teas.
I also got the Peach Green Tea with coconut jelly. It was really good and just the right amount of sweetness.
They have pearls, grass jelly, pudding, coconut jelly, agar, green bean, red bean and taro.
A good selection of toppings, but I really enjoyed the grass jelly. It helps add texture to the drink and it’s not sweet. The pearls were a bit too sweet for my liking. It was good that they tried to infuse more flavour into the pearls by cooking it with sugar, but not my personal preference.
For the fall, they have introduced their Jar Desserts for a limited time. They have 3 different combos to choose from:
- Original Milk Tea + Rocher Mousse
- Jasmine Milk Tea + Matcha Granola Mousse
- Earl Grey Milk Tea + Caramel Banana Mousse
The combos are around $15, which is a bit pricey, but they only have limited quantities a day and do sell out.
Rocher Mousse is topped with a Ferrero Rocher and a chocolate straw. There are delicious layers of chocolate and mousse and accompany the teas well.
Matcha Granola Mousse was good as well and the added granola texture worked. The matcha was strong but not bitter at all.
Caramel Banana Mousse has bits of banana bread on top.
Overall, I think their milk teas were really good. It’s not overly sweet and is good with 100% sugar. The dessert prices seem a bit high but could be due to the ingredients they use inside. I would come back for their Roasted Oolong Milk Tea, Oolong Milk Tea and Peach Green Tea.
We Rate Shake Shake Tea:
4600-3 Road, Suite 131, Richmond, BC