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“Bubbly Bubble Tea” 4 of 5 stars
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Bubble Tea Cafe
130 Rollins Avenue, Rockville, MD
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Ranked #55 of 342 restaurants in Rockville
Cuisines: International
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Bubbly Bubble Tea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

My experience and interest in bubble tea stems from Toronto. They have this refreshing drink all across at almost every corner in that city. I am amazed at how hard it is to locate some decent bubble tea just 500 miles away. Says a lot about the distinct culture that prevails between the two cities. Oh, I reside on the outskirts of DC by the way if you are wondering.

My wife and I tried several places until landing at this most adorable Bubble Tea Cafe. Finally we got a hint of what Bubble Tea should taste like. We are particularly fond of the green-milk bubble tea. We got the honey dew flavor with the lychee gelly. We wished they had the green-apple or mango jelly which are our favorites. But we will make due with what they have. Also I wish they hadn't put in the ice and just used cold water instead. But overall we were extremely satisfied. If our conditions are met in the future, this will definitely change to a five star review.

The premises were clean and the countenance of the owners were most amicable. Very happy with our experience. You must visit.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Rockville, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Excellent Bubble Tea!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This a cute, bright little cafe run by a charming, friendly couple. The bubble tea is excellent! The husband-wife team are pleasant to chat with while your order is being filled. I always order a juice tea (as opposed to a milk tea) with "bubbles," that is, the large tapioca beads. The flavors that I have tried (they're delicious!) are lychee, kiwi and mango, although many other flavors are available. The cafe sells drinks other than bubble tea, but I have never tried them.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rockville, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Bubble tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Friendly owners, wonderful bubble tea, locally owned small business - What else do you need to know? Go enjoy, you'll be glad you did.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Very Good Drink-Ables”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Whether it's bubble tea, a milkshake, or just regular tea/coffee, this is a good place to go. Not only do they carry a really good variety of flavours, but the place is always clean, comfortable, and relaxing. The owners are really nice people, too. This is the sort of independant neighborhood business that you want to see thrive, do well and stick around for a long time. Also, another pro is that there's a punchcard. So when you become addicted (and you will), you'll be rewarded for your bubble-tea dependance.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Good fresh tea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This place is fast and fresh and never busy because they get people in and out fast.
I love the regular Thai Tea bubble tea. Its so refreshing on a warm day!

Visited October 2012
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