Queen Elizabeth II has been credited with popularizing tea consumption among the British by insisting that the beverage be drunk rather than just poured onto disgraced noblemen during traditional unknighting ceremonies. Celebrate another revolution in tea consumption with today's Groupon: for $3, you get $6 worth of bubble tea and more at Lollicup. This Groupon is valid at the Fresno location on East Bullard Avenue only.
Lollicup’s evolving menu (it currently has opposable thumbs) treats thirsty Fresnans to more than 170 teas, smoothies, slushes, flavored milk drinks, coffee, and more—many of which can be blended with varying amounts of Taiwanese boba. Much like gummi tractor tires, these large tapioca balls are sweet, chewy, and circular, and can transform tame textures and tastes into subtly synthesized gustatory swirls. Lollicup’s mad scientists are constantly concocting new beverages and shambling affronts to nature in their castle laboratory, with a frothy milk tea swirled with caramel and a velvety hazelnut slush accented with chocolate powder among their latest featured drinks. Other milk teas ($2.99) come in flavors like honeydew, passion fruit, mocha cappuccino, taro, genmai green tea, and lychee. For those who like their natural wonders distilled into bits of colorful ice, try house specialties ($3.59) such as the rainbow slush and volcano slush. Otherwise, feel like you’re drinking a snow globe with the Oreo cookies 'n cream snow bubble ($3.59)—which replaces the usual Charles Dickens characters and trapped miniature Eskimos with America's favorite cookie.
Lollicup's serene, cozy atmosphere provides a relaxing sanctuary where the overheated can suck down liquid boba permutations while calculating the correct algorithms for their all-wingdings search engine. Call up a teatime compatriot or bubble boy and treat them to a little bubble-fueled liquid bliss with today’s Groupon to Lollicup.
Reviews are limited, but Lollicup gets a 3.5-star average from eight Yelpers.
A smiling sunflower beams from Lollicup’s walls, menus, and cups. It’s an appropriate emblem for a teashop that specializes in whimsical drinks flavored with cotton candy, bubblegum, and passion fruit. Drink slingers pour more than 170 tea- and milk-based beverages and anchor them with tapioca, pudding, jelly, and tiny anvils. Though the drinks may be kid-friendly and colorful, Lollicup’s curators take the ingredients seriously: they select only the freshest cassava root for their boba and brew green and black teas from high-quality leaves.