After dinner at Cheung Hing, I insisted on finding some pearl tea to round out the meal even though we were both bloated from all the rice we had. I figured we could digest a bit as we walked...one block down to TJ Cups:
The space was cute and modern:
We could have sat there and played board games, but it was getting late, so we took our drinks to go:
My sister ordered the Hong Kong style milk tea with pearls (darker one toward the front), while I got the TJ signature milk tea with pearls. Both cost $4.25 for a large sized cup ($4 for a regular).
Definitely not the cheapest pearl tea around, but they take their tea seriously at TJ Cups. When I dropped my sister off at her apartment, we couldn't tell in the dark which cup was which. But one sip of the HK milk tea and I knew it wasn't mine. The signature milk tea had a strong tea flavor, but it definitely wasn't nearly as strong as the HK one.
Expensive, yes, but I wouldn't mind going back once in a while. I just probably wouldn't go out of my way to Noriega to get it. Seems like a chill place to hang out with friends though.
2437 Noriega St
San Francisco, CA 94122