Yet another new bubble tea place opened up this past month in Oakland Chinatown, Shiny Tea. Their distinguishing feature is that they offer white pearls, which look like sago, but are chewy. Their tea is flavorful, the drinks are not overly sweet, and they have comfy faux leather armchairs. I haven’t tried their drinks containing sweet potato balls yet, that’s also something new I haven’t seen in other tea shops.
Their prices are about $1 more than iTea and T4U, but I will be returning for the white pearls.
It’s nice to have a variety of bubble tea places to choose from, I have some favorite items at each and can pick depending on my mood that day.