Brew Box Bubble Tea in London, United Kingdom

The Bubble Tea mania is slowly but surely invading London! In the Philippines alone, I’ve been to a number of Bubble Tea shops that caters to different types of people. For a time, customers would rather go to a nearby tea place than go to the usual coffee establishments. When I had the chance to visit Taiwan last December, my friends and I didn’t miss the chance to taste the authentic bubble milk tea.

Brew Box Bubble Tea - London, UK
Add color to your life – Drink Bubble Tea!

I discovered the newly-opened Brew Box Bubble Tea last week through my cousin. In one of our conversations, she mentioned that a good friend of hers recently launched a Bubble Tea place in Angel, Islington. We all know that the Brits have so much love for their tea, but introducing the ‘Asian’ way will make drinking more interesting.

One afternoon, my cousin and I travelled to Islington High Street. I am quite impressed with the nearby stores. Ah, you’ll never know what to expect when walking in the hidden alleys of London.

Brew Box Bubble Tea - London, UK
Workstation! Yey!
Brew Box Bubble Tea - London, UK
Meet my energetic imaginary friend

The first section I noticed when I entered the establishment is the workstation at the right side. Sockets for charging of laptop and chargers automatically makes it an ideal place for freelancers and digital nomads. I even remember asking them first if they have free wifi before ordering a drink lol.

Brew Box Bubble Tea - London, UK

Brew Box Bubble Tea - London, UK

The owners Eric Payumo and Albert Yanit were very hands-on in terms of doing errands and entertaining every customer. If you’re thinking that the owners are Filipinos, I’m happy to say that you’re right! 😀

Brew Box Bubble Tea - London, UK

Brew Box Bubble Tea - London, UK

I ordered Honey Dew, which is one of their best-sellers. Taro Milk Tea and the Brew Box Special invade the queue, but the other fruit-based drinks are being noticed now. They also have plans of introducing new flavors with Pinoy twists like mais (corn) and keso(cheese).

Brew Box Bubble Tea - London, UK

Brew Box Bubble Tea - London, UK

I stayed there for three hours and it that short span, I was able to talk to some clients who joyfully narrated their holiday trip in the Philippines and asked me for advice and referrals regarding other destinations. One joked that I can pass as a travel ambassador. Why not? 😛

Brew Box Bubble Tea - London, UK

Some teenagers also played the popular indoor game Jenga. While seated in the lounge area, I can’t help but feel the hostel vibe. I dunno… Maybe its because of the comfy atmosphere and you get to talk to other customers with no inhibitions while sipping your favorite drink.

Brew Box Bubble Tea - London, UK
Brew Box Bubble Tea owners Albert Yanit and Eric Payumo

Brew Box Bubble Tea - London, UK

Another interesting fact that I heard from one of the guests is that Albert is also a dancer. In fact, he is a member of the dance group Animaineax, who previously competed in BBC Three’s Move Like Michael Jackson and even toured around the world with other popular dance groups. Astig! It would be nice if they launch a breakdance competition soon and the grand prize? A month-long supply of Brew Box Special 😛

When you’re in London and you’re craving for bubble tea or want a drink with Asian twist, just visit Brew Box Bubble Tea Store!

BREW BOX BUBBLE TEA
120 Islington High Street,
London, United Kingdom
Twitter: @BrewBoxLDN
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brewboxbubbletea

How to Get There:

Step out of Angel station and turn right. Walk down towards Jack Wills and turn right. Walk towards Camden Passage. Brew Box is right next to the Cotsworld Outdoor Shop in the basement.

Do you love Bubble Tea? Share your favorite Bubble Tea flavors!

6 Comments

  1. Jherson Jaya said:

    Wow! A Filipino entrepreneur in London!!! Meron nba nyan dito sa Pinas? I like milk tea actually… hehe

    July 6, 2013
    Reply
    • Senyorita said:

      Wala pa silang branch sa Pinas hehe maybe soon 🙂

      July 10, 2013
      Reply
    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks Kuya Olan! I’ll be home soon 🙂

      July 24, 2013
      Reply
  2. soloflighted said:

    Huwaw. Syempre pag tea, di ka magpapahuli nyan! Hehe. really looks like a hostel and i love that its laptop-friendly!

    July 23, 2013
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    • Senyorita said:

      Yes naman! Hehe 😀 Buti na lang meron na sa London 😀

      July 24, 2013
      Reply

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