I discovered bubble milk tea (otherwise known as zhen zhu nai cha - gotta know how to order the good stuff!) in Bangkok, Thailand, on a trip where Zac and I met up with Auntie Jenny and Uncle Matt. Jen ordered a tea first, and from then onwards, we were hooked. When we returned to Wuhan after the trip, we realized that we had actually long been surrounded by bubble tea - but we'd had no idea what we'd been missing out on.
While we did shop around and get our fix from a few different locations, we quickly discovered that in Wuhan, there was a magical place that stood out for delicious milk tea. From the line ups, we understood that this was actually the go-to spot for the majority of bubble tea drinkers, but the wait was worth it, so waited we did. The place was called Coco, and just the simple act of getting this tea had the ability to fuse joy into our day.
After moving back to the GTA, we were in Markham trying to transfer my money (with little luck) from the Bank of China into my Canadian account. Lo and behold - we spotted a Coco.
I cannot describe to you the immense joy that discovery created.
Since our move home, Coco has opened up in several locations, including near Dundas Square and China Town/Kensington Market areas in downtown Toronto. We have never once deviated form our original order - the original pearl milk tea - though there are so many tempting drinks that come out of there.
If you have not enjoyed a drink from Coco, I highly recommend you do - as soon as we are able to go out and about. May I suggest the original pearl milk tea? :)