Presotea is a Taiwanese bubble tea franchise. They have opened location throughout great Vancouver over the years. For some reason, Presotea remained the only bubble tea franchise in the Oakridge food court despite being one of the smaller bubble tea franchise in Vancouver.
Strength: Located conveniently in a mall
Weakness: Small cup for a large. Drinks are too sweet
The Oakridge Food Court
Presotea, Orange Julius and Starbucks are the only two stores that are in the middle of the Oakridge food court. It has a stand alone structure with a small foot print located near the Safeway surface parking lot. The store use wood as decoration to emphasize their pride of fresh brewed tea.
Left side of the store
This small space has everything essential to making tea. It seems like the tea are made with espresso machine at the back. There is also a cup sealing machine on the side. The green thick straw you see is just the color of packaging with clear straw inside.
Right side of the store
On the right side of the store, we have a processing area near the storage. There are also cups with cup-size samples. This is where we ordered our drinks. The staff was very friendly to me and provided very good service. She apologized for the wait time of making fresh tea, but I still received my tea quite quickly.
Like most of the bubble tea places, Presotea also offer customization for ice and sugar level. They made a chart to demonstrate that. If you ordered “no sugar”, then you are healthy, otherwise you’re not.
Deceiving long and narrow cup
Another thing that ticked me off a little is their menu does not indicate the price of the item. You get to find that out when you are asked to pay. I paid $7.04 for a large cup of milk tea.
Further to the narrow
How everything tastes
Honestly speaking, this is not a good cup of bubble tea. I’m not just saying that because of the outrageous price. I would still have these exact comments if this cup only cost me $4.
The milk tea feels a little thin. I did not notice much taste of tea because the sweetness was too overwhelming at
604 Food Critic Assessment
I guess there are advantages of being an establishment with no similar stores nearby. That must be how Presotea was able to survive thus far. This tea station failed in all aspects of our review except for the service. I have not seen any bubble tea franchise do this bad. Customers paying for $7.04 per cup definitely deserve better. They can improve on either larger-sized drinks, cheaper price, more balanced
How to get in touch
- Phone: (604) 559-5799
- Address: #F12 – 650 W41st Ave, Vancouver
- Hours: 9:30 am – 9:00 pm, Saturday Monday Tuesday 9:30 am – 7:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm