So I don’t know the whole story of TenRen teas and I don’t have the time to to hunting now.
But what I do know is that when I finally got back around to visiting my old East LA (I use that broadly) stomping grounds, and stopped in at Tea Station in Alhambra, Calif., which I always had the best boba (“bubble tea”), they still absolutely rocked it.
Tea Station uses all TenRen tea, although I think part of the secret is super-fresh tapioca pearls. I bought this mild Hibiscus Spice Tea there in December. Memories …
COST: $2.50 / box
PREP TIME: Years in the making.