My friends and I always had a problem with finding a place to hangout. Everyone's houses are usually occupied with family, and being the loud crowd that we are, going to a friend's house is rarely an option. So we usually end up in a bubble tea place.
Out of so many that I've been to, TenRen is one of my preferred places to go in Toronto. Simply because they offer tons and tons of options of drinks. Seriously, they have pages and pages of drinks, with or without milk, green tea or black tea, special recommendations, chillers, hot drinks, waffles, crushed ice etc. I also find them to taste much better than the same drink at other places. And if you're feeling hungry, they also have meals.
And they have stores in 7 countries! United States of America, Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan. I didn't know this.
The main drawback about TenRen is that it is noticeably pricier than other bubble tea places. Although the minimum fee per person is also $3.99, the drinks are usually $5/6 and they are all large. That and on weekend nights, the Richmond Hill location is PACKED. We waited 45+ minutes for a table of 6!! So beware.
iced coffee (I think?). The two like to match.
pineapple yogurt chiller. It wasn't as flavourful as the other drinks.
red bean crushed ice with green tea ice cream. The ice cream part was good. I don't like red bean so I won't comment on it (ew red bean).
matcha green tea chiller. I like the flavour of matcha, but I don't think I'll be ordering this one again next time. It didn't have a strong matcha taste as I wanted.
The service is not bad; although it was really busy, the maître d’ let our (very impatient) party settle down on a small table first, and then transferred us to a booth when it was made available. So if you're craving for a good tasting bubble tea drink, in need of a place to chill with friends, and you are feeling ballin' lately, I would recommend Ten Ren's Tea.
Ten Ren Tea
330 Hwy 7 East, Richmond Hill, ON L4P 3P8 - Hwy 7 & Times Ave; this is their biggest location in Ontario
454 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5T 1G9 - near Spadina Ave.