Everybody enjoys a pleasant surprise, which explains the popularity of bubble tea drinks, fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt, and cereal boxes filled entirely with cash. Enjoy some serendipitous sippage with today’s Groupon to The Teahouse Tapioca and Tea. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a $20 gift card that can be used for teas, coffees, tapiocas and juices.
- For $20, you get a $40 gift card that can be used for teas, coffees, tapiocas and juices.<p>
Each Groupon must be presented at the Westheimer Road location to exchange for a gift card, but the gift cards can be used at any of The Teahouse Tapioca and Tea’s Houston locations.
The Teahouse Tapioca and Tea’s Taiwanese-born founders braved the open sea to travel to Houston and introduce the area to the ebullient bubble tea beverage. Drink artisans infused dark brown sugar and caramel into their signature tapioca recipes to yield a richer flavor and darker color, then popped pearls into beverages such as the tapioca-laced mocha coffee ($4.50). The little tapioca bubbles lend a flavorful boost, a signature texture, and also serve as humane crash-test dummies for marbles the world over. Deliciously complex tea beverages, such as mango green tea ($3.50) and coffees can be consumed cold, with or without mini tapioca balloons, or hot and bereft of pudding-y anchors. Drink concoctors also blend fresh juices, such as a carrot-orange blend ($4.50) and nondairy or dairy cream drinks, including a tasty red-bean cream blend ($4.25). Drinkers can embellish beverages with over 20 different kinds of chewy orbs in flavors such as lychee gelatin, almond pudding, or baby tapioca (+$0.50), which prove small enough to slurp through a straw, and large to distract a substitute teacher from back-row bowling tournaments when fired in rapid succession from the same drinking instrument.
The Teahouse Tapioca and Tea
Teahouse Tapioca and Tea's first opening day was a bit chaotic. The locale was Kaohsiung, in Southern Taiwan, and the owners hadn't figured out how much a cup of tea should cost. But they had decided they would treat their customers like family. To their surprise and delight, their customers reciprocated that sentiment, and those first tea drinkers returned the favor by keeping the owners informed of current trends, helping the teahouse develop their signature green tea with tapioca. The drink proved immensely popular, and eight years after opening, the owners expanded internationally.
Today, Teahouse Tapioca and Tea has five locations throughout Houston to serve its traditional cream tea. The drink's essential ingredients are tapioca balls, which are infused with dark brown sugar and caramel to make them chocolatey brown and extra flavorful. The drink isn't for everyone, but if you aren't pleased with its taste, you can exchange it for one of the teahouse's espresso drinks or juice.