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128A HIGH STREET | Ox14df, Oxford, England
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Ranked #35 of 498 Restaurants in Oxford
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Taiwanese
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

So I'm so addicted to the sesame milk tea. It's fascinating watching them make everything as well (looks like a laboratory behind the counter & everything is sooo precise). Only criticisms are my tea coast £4.95 (steep) & they sometimes struggle when they're busy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We used to go there with my friends over the course of two years (while studying in the college nearby) and Formosan is truly one of the best places in Oxford. It is quite small, so it's better to go there not during "peak hour") My personal top two choices were: hot black tea with raspberry jam and tapioca (pearls)... More 

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Oxfordshire
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97 reviews 97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This tea shop is down a narrow dodgy looking alley on the High Street. It is an Oriental tea shop with an assortment of authentic Asian teas (warm or cold) which you can have in different combinations with milk or tapioca pearls. They don't do food. The service is very friendly. They explain what is possible and give you samples.... More 

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I randomly stumbled upon this little gem and decided to have my first bubble tea ever, as it looked quite authentic. I wasn't wrong. The lady was very nice and had me sample two before I bought one the black tea with milk and pearls. It's quite fun to watch them make it. The only downside is needing cash for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Awful service from the manager who owns the tea bar.. Tea made days before re used and not to the quality that it is advertised too.

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I absolutely love it here. Everyone is so friendly and the teas are delicious. I wish the drinks were a bit less expensive but hands down my absolute favourite place to relax and unwind. A real treat!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Love this place, highlight of my week is popping in for my usual almond milk with pearls. Ive tried a few bubble tea establishment but nothing really compares ( they're usually too sweet and artificial compared to Formosan). Staff are always super friendly and are happy to help. Theres no stress or rush, its a hide a way from the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Formosan is a brilliant little tea shop. I'm now on my fourth loyalty card and go twice a week for my green tea with milk; nothing improves a bad day like some bubble tea from here. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the staff are great and really knowledgeable. Also, the bathroom is really cool.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I took my Japan loving sister to this place and she loved it! The atmosphere is very relaxed and the drinks are really nice (I love bubble tea, but I'm not an expert). The prices are also decent. I would highly recommend it to any tea lovers.

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Antony, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Staff very friendly, welcome special orders (black tea + almond milk + extra-milk + less ice + no pearls !). There's a japenese tea room to relax (shoes forbiden). Bonus : Ben's cookies (best cookies in Oxford) is accross high street.

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Additional Information about Formosan

Address: 128A HIGH STREET | Ox14df, Oxford, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Taiwanese

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