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Formosan Tea Bar

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128A High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, England
441865200911
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: With a great compassion for ancient Chinese tea culture, we carefully...
With a great compassion for ancient Chinese tea culture, we carefully source all of our tea leaves directly from one of the best tea-farming regions in the world - Taiwan. Back home in Oxford, we adopt the authentic brewing process so we can take British tea drinkers to the next level of appreciating teas as part of their daily routine. They certainly make a hard day easier!
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing bubble tea

My boyfriend and I come here every weekend and usually can't leave without buying two bubble tea's each. They're simply amazing and there are various different types. If you're in Oxford definitely pop in and try their bubble tea. I end up taking four on the train to see him.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Bonnie L
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My boyfriend and I come here every weekend and usually can't leave without buying two bubble tea's each. They're simply amazing and there are various different types. If you're in Oxford definitely pop in and try their bubble tea. I end up taking four on the train to see him.

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Thank Bonnie L
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This small place, rather hidden away serves cold and hot (bubble) tea as well as peanuts, but nothing else. The options for tea are rather limited, and service is not the most friendly. But the tea is nice.

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Thank Katrien S
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Misses and I had been gasping for a decent bubble tea since we left China earlier this year. You have to hunt to find this place as it's down a little alleyway but............. ..................This is the best bubble tea I have had in the UK! Highly recommended! Staff know what they are talking about and will let you have... More 

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Dubai, UAE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Ever since I left Vancouver I've missed the delight of having bubble tea. You can imagine my delight then on discovering a bubble tea paradise in Oxford. Tucked in a narrow alley between High Street and Blue Boar, it is a cozy oasis with a simple, calming interior. My favourite tea was the jasmine lemon which reinvigorated my system, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

The bubble milk tea was wonderful. Great service. Savor the taste of Taiwan milk tea with reasonable price.

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1 Thank Jane L
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

...unlike the very colourful garish bubble tea places you sometimes find in other cities, where bubble tea has lots of additives and sugary add ons. There are plenty of natural and healthy options here

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1 Thank Irene L
Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Great bubble tea place ; bit small so limited seating but definitely worth a visit. Helpful staff offer samples to make sure you pick the best tea for you. Free WiFi too-cant go wrong!

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1 Thank Rajessex
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I'm sure real tea connoisseurs have had bubble tea, but this was my first time. It was unique...and surprisingly filling, it was like eating a drink! I went with my husband and our friends who are locals who frequent Formosan, and we took recommendations from them. I had a hot Jasmine bubble tea, also my first time trying Jasmine tea...I... More 

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Alnwick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was a new experience for us and we loved it. It is advertised as selling 'only tea, no coffee' and they were right! As tea lovers and from the North (nothing wrong with that!) we have not come across a tea bar like this before. The young lady who served us was extremely helpful and offered us samples as... More 

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Thank Ann L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

some of my friends are not keen on the bubbles but I love the cold jasmine tea with the tapioca balls. The seating area is lovely too a bit of a different place to try to escape the coffee shop chains

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128A High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 441865200911

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Taiwanese

Description

With a great compassion for ancient Chinese tea culture, we carefully source all of our tea leaves directly from one of the best tea-farming regions in the world - Taiwan. Back home in Oxford, we adopt the authentic brewing process so we can take British tea drinkers to the next level of appreciating teas as part of their daily routine. They certainly make a hard day easier!
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

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