Reviews for J's Tea
8 days ago
Just went in a few hours ago to Js tea. Was really excited to go as its been here for so long, but have never gone in because it opens at a weird time for me (3).
Went in for dinner and it was quite packed which was a good sign, there was constantly people waiting for seats reserved seats etc so shows this place is popular.
The service was friendly and helpful when i arrived, so didnt have the same problem some people do have. I dont speak any asian languages either so communication wasnt a problem :)
I ordered chive prawn and egg dumplings ($12) and caramel milk tea with pearls ($6.5) and my friend ordered fried pork on rice and watermellon milk tea
My tea was really not good in the way it didnt taste anything like caramel, but more like the original milk tea, but the pearls were cooked well. On the other hand my friends watermellon milk tea was amazing! my dumplings tasted good but i found a bit expensive as you could get 20 dumplings for $10 somewhere else where as i got 15 for $12. My friend enjoyed his crispy pork.
23 days ago
I like the green tea drink most and some snacks are also good. The problem is that here is too difficult to get a seat pre booking is highly recommended
by Andi Jandal
27 days ago
After reading the reviews on Zomato I was excited to try J's Teahouse for the first time one rainy afternoon.
J's is a nice place to eat with good decor, a television on the wall playing music videos & couches lining the front window. The rest of J's has tables & chairs.
We ordered a Taiwanese sausage rice meal, spicy Taiwanese popcorn chicken, dumplings, oolong milk tea & a strawberry milkshake.
The service was decent & the food was too.
Despite the positives however, I feel that other establishments do what J's does, only better. The popcorn chicken & Taiwanese sausage were both nice, but Si Bon, less than 5 minutes away in Mt Albert, does both these dishes better. My daughter found her strawberry milkshake too sweet & wouldn't drink it & my oolong milk tea wasn't warm enough & not as flavoursome as my usual. I'll stick to Hulucat in future despite having to wait in the cold for it, thanks.
I was also told I couldn't have taro pudding in warm tea, but Hulucat make it this way & it's delicious!
All in all, J's was okay, but they just didn't outclass the competition. Not quite sure why they're so popular. Perhaps I didn't order the right dishes?
one month ago
What a pleasant surprise! Clean, service was fast and the food was good. I also tried a hot jasmine milk tea-amazing! I'll be going back again.
one month ago
My favourite bubble tea. The bubbles ate fresh and the flavours are strong. The place is usually too busy though. Hard to get a seat unless you make a booking. But it's worth it.
by Phoebe Zhao
2 months ago
A friend recommended this place to me. Well，I tried their Oolong milk tea which is pretty awesome，doesn't taste like some soaked powder which other places do. I can't comment on things other than that as I haven't tried any. Will try the crispy chicken cutlets next time when I hit the restaurant.
by Lady K
3 months ago
Usually go to another place for Taiwanese pearl milk tea and friends recommend J's tea for us. We went there for lunch ~ a very relaxing place for gathering and the food there are so yummy!!!
I didn't ordered the Pearl milk tea But the red dates tea - which I love it!
by Tami T
3 months ago
I always find myself driving here in the middle of the night! My Mum and I are seriously addicted to their Red date & Longan tea! Definitely something I crave often. In terms of food, the Spicy Taiwanese popcorn chicken is delicious and for dessert, It has become a tradition to order some Green tea thick toast! The staff have gradually warmed to us (as we could probably be considered "locals" here) so the atmosphere is always wonderful. Definitely go and give it a try if you're around the area! :-)
3 months ago
Felt like having a bubble tea along with a meal one night and came to J's Tea.
First impression : busy busy busy. We arrived there around 7:30pm and had to wait for about 15 minutes for a table to become available.
Although the staff were not the most friendly ones you can get out there, I didn't find them to be rude as most people have mentioned in their reviews. They did everything they were supposed to, just without a smile and with showing bit of frustration which is understandable.
We ordered Grilled Pork Ribs on Rice (R12/$11.5) and Black Pepper Crispy Chicken Cutlets on Rice (R24/$13) as meals and Jasmin Milk Tea with Jasmin Jelly (M07/$6.5) and Taro Milk Tea (M21/$5.5) for drinks. Overall, the Chicken was good, Pork way too salty for my liking, and both drinks just perfect.
The wait time for food was alright; first dish being out within 10 minutes, but each were served with a bit of a term in between. Everything we've ordered (4) were served on 4 separate travels by staff.
I find this to be quite a cool place to go for a late meal or a bubble tea session with friends, but will definitely be making a reservation on my next visit.
by Hanyang Xia
3 months ago
I have been to J's Tea twice. I was quite satisfied with my first experience about a year ago.
My second and last experience last night there was less than sub-par. The food came relatively quick. However, the black pepper chicken I ordered contained next to no chicken and was almost just pastry and black pepper and did not satisfy my macronutrient needs. Also, being very thirsty, I ordered an original milk tea. My colleague's drinks came relatively fast however I had literally finished my meal and was still waiting on mine. After asking the confused waitress about my drink at least three times, I went up to the counter and ask them to just cancel the drink due to the poor customer service and waiting time. However, they made the drink just as I was about to leave and I was at that point - already infuriated. A drink is suppose to come with the meal, not as when you are about to leave. I would never recommend this place ever again.
Final thoughts : horrible customer service - would not eat/10
6 months ago
Very very poor customer services , strongly not recommended for polite customer , staffs are very rude , not very well educated. It was the worst decision ever , will not come back at any chance
by Tony Ma
10 months ago
Great place to grab a bite before midnight
The food is good, the mains is good, taiwanese food.
Nothing too surprising, everything is done up to standard.
Weekends may need to book, good place to catch up with friends.
Wait time: 3/5
Food Quality: 3/5
Food Quantity: 4/5
Price range: $20+ pp
Jun 09, 2014
J's Tea has become my favourite milk tea place. The drinks aren't super sweet like other tea places and there's quite a big variety of flavours. I love their Green Bean Ice Blend, Black Sesame Milk Tea and Brown Sugar Ginger Milk Tea (hot version when the weather is cold), and Passionfruit or Peach Black Tea (the black tea balances the fruity sweetness nicely). This place is always crowded with the Asians coming here to relax, catch up, and play card/ board games (provided) with friends etc. It's pretty much the "it" Milk Tea place (like how Momo used to be until it started turning into a family style kind of place). They specialise in tea so the food isn't that good, and Dominion Rd is bursting to the brim with so much eateries, you're much better off at those ones if you're after food.
4.5 rating for the drinks only :)
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May 25, 2014
Whenever I visit this place, it is always crowed with so many people - though I do come during rush hour dinner time (between 8pm - late)
There's parking outside the restaurant and along the road, area for big groups that just wanna talk really loudly, sipping on their milk teas and snacking on finger/toothpick foods. Also table seating area for small groups or couples that rather be seated on leveled tables and chairs instead of the big couch and low table.
Staff speaks Mandarin, English and Cantonese. Always busy taking orders, making drinks or food. Though it may take a bit longer to order food during these times, but its obvious that the staff isn't just standing there chatting or on their phones - they are legitimately busy whenever I come here with friends. Milk tea is pretty good with a wide selection of flavours and other drinks, the food menu is appropriate for this eatery - ranging for sets to snacks, price is also reasonable.
Only negative things about this place is that whenever I order something, its that one thing on the menu that is unavailable or sold out, the noisey customers that sit there talking and shouting at each other as though they are across they room, but they are sitting right next to each other *shakes my head* (this isn't the eatery's fault, but it did contribute to my experiences here)
Good place to go to with friends that just want to hang out over some drinks and snacks.
May 18, 2014
Tried their original milk tea with pearls, not overly impressed - it tastes similar to Hulu Cat's. The pearls could have been cooked a little longer as they were still a little hard in the center :/
Can't comment on service or food/other drinks as only tried this via delivery from a friend.
Came in a few weeks ago around dinner time with a friend, it was fairly busy and only the cruddy table and chairs near the door were left - thankfully some girls moved and it freed up a better table for us.
We ordered the watermelon milk tea and passionfruit tea, as well as fried buns with condensed milk and spicy fried chicken pieces. The service was ok, food and drinks came quickly. The milk tea reminds me of momo tea's one when they use to taste good; my friend enjoyed her tea. The chicken pieces were really good, very tender and not spicy at all. The fried buns were amazing, hard on the outside and soft on the inside!
by Criselle Lobo
Apr 11, 2014
J's tea serves the best bubble tea in Auckland. Period. Hulucat and momotea are not even close.
Food on the other hand, is very ordinary. Plus their hygiene is a bit if a concern.
So, go there...grab a glass of bubble tea (taro and watermelon are my favs) and your in heaven.
Would have rated it 2...but 1 extra star only for the bubble tea.
Jan 23, 2014
Best milk tea in Auckland so far. The side dishes are fine, but mains are very average.
Food Quality: 4/5
Food Quantity: 3/5
by Chai Ang
Dec 07, 2013
Perhaps the best bubble milk tea in all of Auckland. With a vast selection of tea and foods, this place is a great hangout spot. The dinner selection is also adequate, the food itself is alright -Nothing to rave about. However the milk tea is definitely something to rave about.
My personal favourite is the egg pudding milk tea (half sugar), opening late as well giving us a lot of flexibility and time to visit.
by Daniel Wang
Dec 07, 2013
If you have your dinner in dominion rd, usually chinese like visiting j's tea, you can order some finger food and drinks with your friends, it's very popular for chinese couple or group of friends. I especially like different kinds of tea, bubble green tea is my lover haha, you can also order some fast food, such as fried rice ,noodle ,topping with beef ,pork etc. It's very easy to park and open till very late!
by Lucy Li
Nov 19, 2013
J's tea I would say probably do the best pearls in Auckland.
Love their original milk tea. I also like the fact that they have heaps of different sweetness levels so I can go for one that suits my tastes.
They also have nice decor...comfy couches...all the things you would want for a nice catch up with friends.
by Hailey Tran
Dec 18, 2012
This one is obviously a popular spot for milk tea, and it is close to the Tai Ping supermarket so YAY
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