by Anna da Rosa
This week I visited a new boba tea place in Santee called Kung-Fu Tea. I was intrigued because of the name to see what it would look like and what kind of items they would serve on the menu. When I arrived the shop’s decor was the first thing that caught my eye. Everywhere around the store were pictures of Japanese or kung-fu related art, including some photos of Po the Panda from the movie Kung-Fu Panda. Their menu is full of tropical and unique flavors including coconut, pineapple, and taro tea. I ordered a taro milk tea with boba and it was amazing. The tea itself was sweet and refreshing and the boba was bursting with flavor. The price is also reasonable at only $6 total.
Not only does Kung-Fu Tea have quality drinks, but the setup of their establishment is unique compared to other stores. There’s a regular sitting area with tables, but in the corner there’s a section with traditional Japanese style (low to the ground tables and pillows for you to sit on). In this area you are required to take off your shoes, as they would in Japan and you can sit on your knees or criss-cross. In this area they have a cabinet of games to play with your friends while you enjoy your tea including Jenga, Uno, regular playing cards, and more! I enjoyed every moment of my experience in Kung-Fu Tea, give it a try.