Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cha Time

Chatime (132 Dundas Street West, Toronto)

Mon - Wed 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Thurs - Sun 11 a.m. - midnight

On Monique's recommendation, we went for some bubble tea at this Taiwanese joint on Dundas West.

Regular taro milk tea with less ice.
(Pic by Derek)
I'm not usually a fan of bubble tea, mainly because I'm not a fan of bubbles. Also, it is usually overpriced. I have to admit, though, that the taro in this drink was pretty good. It was the best taro milk tea that I've ever had - not that I've had that many, but still. The taro was real and in soft chunks throughout the drink. I feel like real taro chunks in milk tea is a rare find. I like that you can ask for less/no sugar and less/no ice. 

Would I return? Yeah. I can see myself randomly craving that taro. Word on the street is that it's imported from Taiwan. From now until Sunday, there's a promotion to upgrade any Chatime Special Mix drink from regular to large for free. 

Total damage: approximately $5.


  1. I agree. The taro milk tea here is much different than other joints in toronto. LOVE that you can actually taste and feel the real taro. I asked one of their employees who confirmed that not only their taro bubble tea but EVERYTHING is importes from taiwan. No wonder theres always a line up on weekends.

    PS The chatime pearl milk tea is also amazing!

  2. And here I thought it was just their taro that was from Taiwan. I will have to try their other menu offerings. Thanks for the info and for commenting!

  3. I LOVE the QQ milk tea here! You get both pearls AND coconut jelly! Its soooo goood! BTW I like how they call the tapioca by their official name - Pearls. Nice touch!