More milk tea!! (FINALLY)
So Tea Brick apparently opened pretty recently and one of my good friends took me there after I spent 6 weeks in a relatively boba-less area on the East Coast. We were getting ready for a 3 hour road trip, and I was very happy with our culinary purchases.
Images: 1. The big Tea Brick sign right next to where you order. 2. Their top 15 drink menu, all with pretty interesting names. 3. The rather artsy interior of the store. 4. My friend got the rose green milk tea, and I decided to try the tea brick milk tea. 5. I also got the spicy chicken wings for the road!
Store: Tea Brick
Location: Monterey Park
Drink: Tea Brick Milk Tea
Tea Brick is inside a little plaza that has a parking lot hidden behind it (apparently the spaces are supposed to be marked for different stores, but no one enforces it? Haha). When I went, they weren’t super busy, and we could take our time perusing the menu. Since it was my first time there, I decided to get their namesake milk tea.
The tea brick milk tea doesn’t come with boba (which is extra), and I decided also to ask for less sugar because I don’t like my drinks super sweet. That said, with the sugar adjustment, the drink was pretty good! The tea flavor balanced the sweetness well and there was no lasting aftertaste. There’s only one size of drink, and it is a little on the pricy side, but as I didn’t really have anything to complain about in the drink, I didn’t mind too much.
As a last minute decision, I also decided to get the spicy chicken wings ($5.85) to eat during our mini road trip - and it was probably the best idea I had all day. The wings were super freshly made, very crispy, and had a nice spice that slowly kicked in as you kept eating. They also provided ranch dressing to dip the wings in, and I felt like the portion was a good size for the price paid!
As a side note, the rose milk green tea my friend got was also really delicious - just the right amount of rose smell/taste mixed with a refreshing green tea. I’ll definitely have to come back to try all their other interesting tea flavors!
Recommended: Yes! And since the wings were so good, I’ll probably try other foods next time I’m there, too.
Notes: Cash only! Also don’t forget to ask for a little rewards card so you can keep track of how many drinks you get.