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Formosan Tea Bar

) #7 of 28 Coffee & Tea in Oxford #188 of 519 Places to Eat in Oxford €€ - €€€ Cafe
128A High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, England
+44 1865 200911
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapioca” (3 reviews)
“bubble tea” (28 reviews)
“high street” (9 reviews)
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11:00 - 19:00All hours
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128A High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend introduced me to this hidden gem and I'm so glad. They serve taiwanese bubble tea and the menu can be overwhelming for someone who doesn't know anything about bubble tea but the staff are so helpful! We were given samples to try and...More

Thank Bethdav13
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious honey enthused jasmine tea refreshingly cold. The tapioca bubbles add the adventure quotient in every sip. Popular with the yuppie crowd. Minimalist interiors fab location on high street a must visit for tea enthusiasts

Thank Mina5655
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Met my Asian friend who was dying to take me to try bubble tea, and said Formosan was the best. Tucked away, it was a tiny little place. The fact there were Asians and Westerners both working and visiting, made it feel very welcome. The...More

Thank Nathan B
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This tea place is hidden in an alley along High Street. It seems like a small place but has a calm and soothing atmosphere. A good place to escape to, from the busy main streets and crowd of tourists. I enjoyed the tea (without the...More

Thank yc1984
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Writing this review is making my mouth water I love this place so much. It's down a small alleyway but don't be put off by that, make an effort to go here - you won't regret it. The teas are incredible, definitely the best bubble...More

Thank Bonnie L
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Love returning to Formosan again and again. Freshest teas and a great atmosphere to relax and study.

Thank snapshotjourneys
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I love the peaceful atmosphere at Formosan, and the kind and friendly staff, but the tea that they serve is the real draw, they use quality natural ingredients to produce a great range of delicious teas, that are much better than others that I've tried.

1  Thank NimClem
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I wasn't so sure about Formosan at first, it's hidden away, off the main street down one of Oxford's many allies. Had I not known what laid ahead, chances are I would have never walked down that street. Formosan Tea Bar is a charming little...More

Thank Tyeth D
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I stepped into Formosan after following some rather convoluted directions, but I am so glad i did. Arriving inside the venue, you are greeted by the most serene atmosphere and decor. the staff are so helpful. The drinks are very refreshing and i cannot recommend...More

Thank Plummie85
Reviewed 11 April 2016

It's a bit too sweet for most people's tastes but the care that the staff take and the end product is worth the wait. I've never sat down inside the restaurant - whenever I've had the hankering for this sort of tea it's usually because...More

Thank Denise P
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
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
  • E-mail
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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