After a really long meal at South Ocean, we were feeling a bit tired and thirsty. I think they must've used obscene amounts of MSG there! Viv suggested we take a slight detour to Pearl Drops for some refreshments. Unlike Dragon Ball and Bubble World, Pearl Drops is mainly a teahouse, that also serves coffee and bubble tea. In addition, there is a small selection of food served too.
Viv has been here a few times and really wanted me to try it. So we wasted a bit of time driving over to the corner of Willingdon and Hastings in Burnaby. I've never actually been inside Pearl Drops and upon entering, I was greeted by a very clean and modern tea house. There was a display at the back which consisted of a variety of teas. After looking over the menu, I chose the Coconut, Mango and Banana Slush. I also added coconut jelly for 50 cents. While my drink was being made, I asked if I could take some photos for my blog. The lady at the counter was receptive of that and I mentioned that Chow Times was here a month ago. She immediately exclaimed "oh Ben...". Wow, Ben is quite famous!
Anyways, my drink took actually quite awhile to be made. It turns out that the wait was worth it. There obviously was much care put into the creation of my drink. There was pronounced coconut, mango and banana flavour throughout the slush. Moreover, the slush itself was not too icy, it was actually quite smooth. One real plus was the drink was not too sweet, even though I added coconut jelly to it. So that's why Viv wanted me to try it, it's good! I definitely will be back to try more beverages at Pearl Drops Tea House.
- Bubble tea is not too sweet
- They take time to make your drink
- Nice, clean interior
- Just a tad more expensive than other places
Pearl Drops Teahouse
422 Willingdon Avenue
4:00pm - 11:00pm (Mon - Fri)
2:00pm - 11:00pm (Sat)
2:00pm - 10:00pm (Sun)