Tea was discovered in ancient China when a leaf blew in the window and landed in the emperor's bath, which he was slurping through a straw. Sip leaves steeped more decorously with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of coffee, tea, and snacks at Gossip Espresso & Tea on King Street.
Gossip Espresso & Tea douses burning desires for unique flavors with a menu of liquid delicacies and a tonsil-tickling selection of snacks. More than 40 varieties of bubble tea whisk taste buds away to the shores of Taiwan, with fusions of cold milk, tapioca balls, syrup, and ingredients as familiar as banana and blueberry, or as unexpected as mung bean and liquefied surfer slang ($2.75). Espressos provide fuel for a simple pick me up or a complex injection of superhuman speed. Conquer voracious sweet teeth with a fresh-fruit smoothie made with baby mangoes or grapefruit ($3 and up), or treat your favorite child or recent tonsillectomy patient to one of the five varieties of ice cream.
While sipping on Gossip Espresso & Tea's delectable creations, bask in the comfort of their loft area, outfitted with plush chairs and sofas, or mingle on the ground level and gaze out of picture windows. Those with the soul of a superstar can display their crooning capabilities to friends or a crowd of cardboard cutouts in one of the private karaoke rooms.
- They have one of the most extensive bubble tea menus in Chinatown, and while I keep trying to order something different each time I'm in, I'm nowhere near running out of choices. – Douglas A. B., Insider Pages
- LOVE it. This place is super fun and cool. Not only do they have sweet and savory treats, but they also have fun local publications and also some other Japanese publications that are fun to "read." – Jamie J., Yelp, 8/31/10