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Kung Fu Tea-Review of Top 10 Drinks
October 14, 2022
In the past month or so I have started my first job at a boba store called Kung Fu Tea. It is a nationwide franchise, and is the number one boba brand in America today. A big part of my job there is trying new drinks, experimenting with flavors, and making the best concoctions for all of the customers to enjoy. When asked what the best drink is by customers, we usually refer to a list of the Top 10 most popular. In this, I will be doing a spin on Kung Fu Tea’s Top 10, and making a personal Top 10 of my own. I will additionally be providing some insight on our staff favorites, common topping pairings, as well as other promotions and new drinks.
Taro Slush is one of the most ordered slushes at Kung Fu Tea. It is commonly paired with egg pudding as a topping or just regular boba. While it doesn’t have the texture of real taro, it has the flavor and can be made with real taro if requested. Overall, this is one of my favorite slushes, so I rate it an 8.5/10.
Kung Fu Milk Tea is one of the most generic and popular milk teas we have to offer. It is a creamier spin on a classic black tea, and you just can’t go wrong with this. This can be paired with almost any topping and is commonly paired with oreo, regular honey boba, or grass jelly. It is one of the more plain and basic milk teas, and for this reason, I rate it a 7/10.
Honey Oolong Milk Tea is a mix of our Honey Milk Tea, and our Oolong Milk Tea. I put this one on the list because when asked by the customers for a personal recommendation, all of us as a staff can agree on this one as a favorite. This drink is commonly paired with regular honey boba, or as my mom likes it, with coffee-popping boba. Overall, I will rate this drink an 8/10.
Strawberry Milk Slush is another one of my favorites to make for myself. It’s a creamy strawberry slush that tastes exactly like Nesquik strawberry milk. This drink is commonly enjoyed by itself, or with regular honey boba. I really enjoy this drink and it’s a personal favorite of mine, so I rate this drink a 9/10.
Mango Snow Slush is a creamier version of our original Mango Slush. It makes it more like ice cream or a milkshake, and it is one of my personal favorite slushes. This drink comes with mango jellies as a topping and is also commonly paired with mango popping boba, or regular honey boba. Overall, I would rate this drink an 8.5/10.
Strawberry Lemonade is on the list of the store’s Top 10 recommended drinks. This is another one of my favorite drinks to make myself and is a very popular drink. My favorite thing to top it off with is mango-popping boba. Overall, I rate this drink a 9/10.
Passionfruit Green Tea is a customer favorite and is in my opinion, one of the better punches from Kung Fu Tea. I am not typically a fan of green tea, but with a little bit of passionfruit syrup, I really enjoy this drink. This drink is best paired with the toppings mango popping boba, or mango jelly. Overall, I recommend this drink, and I rate it a 7/10.
In my opinion, I think that Oreo Wow is the most visually appealing drink on the menu. This drink is a combination of brown sugar, oreo, boba, cocoa powder, and milk. This is a very popular drink at Kung Fu Tea, and many people come in to order this regularly. I really like this drink, so overall I will rate this drink an 8.5/10.
Thai Milk Tea is our most popular Milk Tea on the menu. Personally, I do not like Thai Tea, but I put this on the menu because of how frequently ordered this drink is. Thai Milk Tea is most commonly served with honey boba, and because of my opinion on Thai Tea, I only rate this drink a 6/10.
Minion Mischief is one of our recent promotions at Kung Fu Tea. It is a passion fruit lemon slush, rimmed with a salty blue milk cap. I personally do not like this drink at all, because I think that the saltiness of the milk cap mixed with the sweetness of the slush. I was also disappointed that it wasn’t banana flavored, so overall I will rate this drink a 3/10.
Kung Fu Tea 2
Welcome to part two of my Kung Fu Tea reviews! In my last article, I wrote at the end that it was a great opportunity and that I would love to do it again, and I finally got to! When I first wrote it, I had been working at Kung Fu for about two months, and since then, four months have gone by. Also stated in my previous article, my job heavily focuses on my coworkers and I making new concoctions and testing them out. So instead of reviewing the drinks, I thought I’d share some drinks that are not on the menu that my coworkers and I have made over the past six months of my employment.
This drink is made up of mango, strawberry, and passion fruit. It is best paired with mango popping boba, mango jelly, or just regular honey boba. When all of these flavors come together, we have come to the conclusion that it tastes similar to a pink Starburst.
This drink is not necessarily a “secret menu” item, but it is not on the menu so I thought I would include it on the list. Tareo slush is a mixture of a taro slush, with little oreo bits blended in. It has a really good flavor and is just a great drink overall.
Okinawa is a brown sugar milk green tea. While we usually use regular cane sugar to make our milk teas, the brown sugar adds an extra delicious kick to the original milk green tea.
Okito is a spin on the regular Kung Fu Milk Tea and is similar to Okinawa. Instead of green tea, it is made with black tea, which I personally like more.
Strawberry Coconut Milk Green Tea
Out of all the drinks on this list, this one might be my favorite. This drink is a mixture of strawberry, coconut, and green milk tea. It is creamy and fruity and is best topped with nata jelly.
Milk Tea Slush
Fun fact: at Kung Fu, we can turn any milk tea into a slush. The picture above is a Thai milk tea slush. The slush is one of the most popular “secret menu” items that we sell.
Strawberry Lemonade Slush
This one came about from me wanting a lemonade from Wetzel’s pretzels. I figured we had all of the ingredients, so I just put all of them together. This strawberry lemonade is a delicious frozen treat, and would best be paired with mango popping boba.
This was really fun for me to do with my coworkers, and maybe in the future, I would love to do more Kung Fu Tea reviews. This article was a combination of drinks that all of my coworkers and I have made. I thoroughly enjoy my job, and making all these concoctions was a good pastime.