Checked out the brand new T.4. (Tea 4 U) location in Oakland’s Chinatown. Opened last weekend, just a block up from iTea.
Overall, it’s very good news for boba fans in Oakland. It’s a big space, with lots of tables, free wifi and several outlets. Staff are somewhat inexperienced and slow, but hopefully that will improve. Large menu (it’s a Taiwanese chain, I believe). Tried the milk tea w/ coconut jelly (subtle and nice crunchy texture) and the jasmine green milk tea w/ tapioca. Tapioca had good consistency, and were not overly sweet. More a classic boba style than they honey boba style used at Sharetea.
Seems like relatively late hours, too. Today (Monday) it was open until 10 PM. )