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Runner-Up: Kung Fu Tea
January 27, 2023
Kung Fu Tea is one of Evanston’s hot spots for the popular drink, bubble tea. Originally founded in Queens, NY, on April 10th, 2010, this restaurant is always packed with customers. It can be found in the center of Clark Street in downtown Evanston. Its extensive drink menu draws customers to its quaint shop, recently outfitted with a new arcade claw machine.
“I go there usually during the summer, I really like their pot stickers and all of their fruit smoothie drinks,” says sophomore Delila Liston.
The menu consists of nine categories of drinks, such as slushes, caps, milk teas, and punch. My favorite tea is the peppermint milk tea. It has a delicious minty-sweet taste without being overloaded with a peppermint flavor. Another favorite drink of mine off of the slushes section of the menu is their mango snow slush. This drink is perfect for a refresher during a hot summer day. It has a fresh mango taste that will leave you wanting more. Kung Fu Tea also has a small, delicious, food menu that includes hot potstickers and a wide variety of popcorn chicken. Kung Fu Tea has been rated a 4.9/5 on Uber Eats and meets all expectations you’d have for a well-rounded restaurant.
Good service is equally important as the menu when it comes to having an enjoyable restaurant experience. Thankfully, the dedicated workers at Kung Fu tea show a lot of respect toward customers. With only up to three people working at a time, the food and drinks are made quickly and flavorfully.
Lydian Green, a sophomore at ETHS, remarks, “servers are always kind and accommodating.”
Every season is bubble tea season, and with Kung Fu Tea’s seasonal drinks, students never get bored with the menu. Currently, the winter seasonal drinks consist of hot brown sugar ginger tea to warm up with and iced pumpkin oolong milk tea for the occasional cooldown.
Sophomore Elijah Hamman talks more about how the drinks have kept up with the weather. “During the summer, I had the seasonal drink ‘grape, grape’, it was yummy,” Hamman says.
The interior of Kung Fu Tea is small, with limited seating. However, there’s a park right across the street with the perfect amount of space for students to relax and drink their bubble tea. The big flavors definitely make up for the restaurant’s small interior, so come on down and experience Kung Fu Tea.