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Formosan Tea Bar

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128A High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, England
+44 1865 200911
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapioca balls” (4 reviews)
“bubble tea” (37 reviews)
“high street” (10 reviews)
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128A High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, England
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

The formosan tea bar is located in a small alley that is easy to miss. The staff in the bar provide a taste test of the bubble teas available before you buy. They are very friendly and helpful in helping you decide your order. I...More

Thank Cormac R
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Absolutely love Formosan, we come here very regularly and the staff are always so polite and knowledgeable. The tea is authentic, the tapioca balls are so so tasty! They have a few flavours that they do really well. Soya milk at no extra charge. It's...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Right off the High Street duck into a narrow little alley and you will be rewarded with legit refreshing Taiwanese bubble tea tucked away in a chic little oasis hidden from the hoards of tourists. Also the bubble tea is pure, with no frilly artificial...More

Thank nic_talks_travel
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Innovative way of serving british favourite. Bit too pricey for your young customers, bit too casual for your elder ones.

Thank madeleinenofrance
Reviewed 10 August 2018

The tea is very fresh and delicious, and the staff are knowledgeable about their tea and are friendly. Service is quick, but drinks are a bit pricey. Most of the time the shop is very peaceful and ambient,so you can work or read in the...More

Thank squidbell
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We were in Oxford for a weekend and stopped by Formosan to try the bubble tea. Great flavors! We figured out we can order it via Uber Eats and Deliveroo as well so we got bubble tea a second time delivered to our B&B. Highly...More

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Formosan knows what it wants to achieve and refuses the kitsch and variety of other bubble tea places by only having a select few drinks on its menu. Each drink is prepared with premium ingredients and is tasty and fresh (especially the lemon flavoured drinks)....More

Thank Chloe L
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I thought it would be interesting to try Formosan Tea but the lumps of black semolina were horrible.

Thank oxfordspy
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I love it here - it's one of my treats if I come into Oxford. The menu is very limited - it serves a variety of teas and that's pretty much it. If you're hungry, they sell peanuts.... but the teas are amazing. My particular...More

Thank Ellie_itchy_feet
Reviewed 1 February 2018

I have been there just once, decided to try the honey lemonade which was very good. The oriental tea room at the back is so pretty and relaxing. A good option to go alone or with friends. Definitely going back!

Thank LissethCT
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128A High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 200911
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Description
With a great compassion for ancient Chinese tea culture, we carefully source all of our tea leaves directly from one of the best tea-farming regions in the world - Taiwan. Back home in Oxford, we adopt the authentic brewing process so we can take British tea drinkers to the next level of appreciating teas as part of their daily routine. They certainly make a hard day easier!
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