By Elena Kadvany
More boba on its way to Palo AltoUploaded: Nov 5, 2015
Share Tea, an international Taiwanese milk-tea, or boba, chain with locations throughout the Bay Area, has taken over a downtown Palo Alto space.
A Share Tea sign announcing "coming soon" appeared recently at 540 Bryant St. The company did not return request for comment.
Like the other two downtown milk-tea shops (T4 on University Avenue and Gong Cha on Waverley Street), Share Tea serves create-your-own or pre-set combinations of tea flavors like classic pearl milk, oolong, black and green tea and more, plus toppings (fruit, popping boba, aloe vera and even ice cream at Share Tea).
A sampling of T4’s many milk-tea drinks: from left, caramel milk tea with egg pudding; elegant rose royal tea with rainbow jelly; passion fruit smoothie with coconut and coffee jelly; peppermint milk tea with boba and classic rose milk tea with grass jelly. Photo by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Weekly.
The first Share Tea opened in Taipei City in Taiwan in 1992, according to the company’s website. More locations, including franchises, followed throughout the globe -- in China, the U.S., Canada, England, Dubai, Singapore and beyond. The company first expanded into the United States in 2013.
Other milk-tea spots have popped up throughout Palo Alto this year, including Pop Tea Bar on Cambridge Avenue and Valencia Asian Market on El Camino Real.