Over the past summer, Philly welcomed several new ice cream shop openings that serve the popular artisan rolled ice cream. Since sweaters weather is almost over, there is an apparent decline on our social media feeds about those photogenic rolls. But that should not stop anyone from visiting Teassert Bar because guess what, they have rolled out a new menu for Falls that includes yumlicious snacks and bubble tea.
Since we only tried everything on the Specialty section and Red Bean Milk and Matcha Latter from the Hot Drink category (thank god, because regardless of my ultimate love for bubble tea and will forever crave for them every week, I would not be able to have more than 20 servings at once…), I can’t comment on the other offerings.
My most favorite drinks were Spider Man, Batman, and Iced Matcha Latte. Spider Man was the combination between strawberry and lychee fruit tea that came with rainbow and lychee jelly. I like strawberry-flavored beverages and lychee, the infamous tropical fruit, elevated the sensation that quenched the thirst. I loved Batman because it had everything that I like to munch on individually (chocolate, brownie, oreo, and choco chips, yassss)
The real MVP of the night was the Iced Matcha Latte (Japanese Green Tea with lactose free milk). Look at that babe, isn’t it so “insta-worthy”? Just kidding, besides its gorgeous, three-layer overall, the taste was what really got my heart. Staying true to their commitment in utilizing natural ingredients when crafting the drinks, Teassert Bar uses milk instead of powder for their milk tea. As a self-claimed bubble tea specialist, I could tell the difference right away. Bravo for Teassert, you just raised some bars a bit higher.
Oh wait, not to mention their three new finger food: Takoyaki, Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken, and Gyoza.If you have been to other boba tea spots, then these items are pretty much “standardized” snack items. But if you’re a newcomer, then Takoyaki is ball-shaped snack made from wheat batter and is typically filled with diced octopus. Popcorn chicken are fried chicken then sprinkled with Taiwanese spice. And Gyoza is a Japanese version of dumplings, usually filled with pork or chicken, or both. My favorite one was the Taiwanese Chicken: those hot, aromatic, and crispy pieces of guilty pleasure.