By Elena Kadvany
Milk tea chain headed to Midtown Palo AltoUploaded: Jun 30, 2017
Bay Area milk-tea chain Teaspoon is opening a new location at the Midtown Shopping Center on Middlefield Road in Palo Alto.
Teaspoon is in the midst of remodeling a space toward the back of the shopping center, behind Palo Alto Cafe, confirmed Jennifer Chao, a franchisee whose brother in law founded Teaspoon. She recently took over the space vacated in 2016 by Nature's Alley, a longtime floral shop.
The future home of Teaspoon at 2675 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Photo by Elena Kadvany.
Teaspoon serves Taiwanese milk tea and iced tea as well as shaved snow. The tea is brewed to order, Chao said. Customers can customize their drinks, choosing from options like hot or iced, milk or no milk, different levels of sweetness, flavors and toppings. Check out the menu here.
Teaspoon currently has locations in Los Altos, Mountain View, San Jose, Milpitas and San Francisco.
The Palo Alto Teaspoon is one of several new locations Chao plans to open this year, including in Redwood City, San Mateo and Santa Clara.
Chao said she hopes to open in Palo Alto by the end of July.
Teaspoon will join several other milk tea options in Palo Alto, including T4, Pop Tea Bar, Gong Cha and ShareTea.
T4 is one of several milk tea shops that has opened in recent years in Palo Alto. Photo by Veronica Weber.