Reviews for J's Tea
by Auckland Based Critic
3 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
6 months ago
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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7 months ago
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.
7 months ago
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!
8 months ago
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.
11 months ago
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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