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CHICHA San Chen Toronto

CHICHA San Chen, an award-winning tea brand now has a Toronto location. The world famous brand is renowned for their expertise in tea brewing and Michelin-approved teas from Taiwan.

Founded in 1998, CHICHA San Chen's success has brought Taiwanese milk tea to another level.

chicha san chen torontoKnown for their superior tea quality, the brand offers a selection of teas that are awarded 2 to 3 stars by Michelin International Taste Institution (iTi), a worldwide certification evaluated by experts verified by Michelin Guide and other organizations.

chicha san chen torontoTo extract the most authentic tea flavour, each cup of tea is brewed freshly by their teapresso machine called LION.

chicha san chen torontoEach tea has its own customized brewing recipe, from the weight of tea leaves to brewing temperatures, to maintain its flavour consistency. 

chicha san chen torontoAs for the cafe itself, one of the main attractions is their patio space designed to be a modern addition to Chinatown. 

chicha san chen torontoThe use of wooden furniture, with a touch of greenery alongside their patio creates a sense of simplicity. The rattan chairs provide a serene escape to drink tea in what is otherwise a bustling neighbourhood.

chicha san chen torontoAt CHICHA, you can find a selection of tea-based drinks, caffeine-free options and also non-dairy alternatives like oat milk.

chicha san chen torontoIf Taiwanese tea is something new to you, there are little jars of tea leaves near the cashier, and you can pick your choice by smelling their aromas.

chicha san chen torontoAll drinks come in one serving size to make sure customers are not indulging in too much caffeine. 

chicha san chen torontoThe regular sugar is also 30 per cent less than what you'd find at most tea shops.

chicha san chen torontoI tried one of the top sellers, Bubble Milk Tea ($7.95) which is their classic black tea latte that has a silky texture and prominent tea flavour.

Freshly made every 3 hours, the bubbles are warm, tender and slightly chewy.

chicha san chen torontoI'd also recommend the High Mountain Pouchong Tea with Cream and Bubble ($7.95) which has a creamy mouthfeel like ice cream.

chicha san chen torontoReconstituting lemon tart into a liquid version, their Lemon Wonderland ($7.95) drink uses Pouchong Tea as the base. Topped with mousse, its creaminess helps balance out the acidity from the fresh lemon juice.

chicha san chen torontoCassia is commonly used in Chinese medicine. The unique chocolate aroma of their Cassia Black Tea ($6.95) is a solid match with the light airy mousse it comes with.

chicha san chen torontoThe unsweetened Green Tea with Fresh Milk ($6.95) truly reflects the flavour of their award-winning green tea if you're looking for something a little more straightforward.

chicha san chen torontoThe rustic string with cup sleeve is one of the highlights of their packaging.

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Since each cup of tea is freshly brewed, make sure to allow extra time during peak hours and weekends.

chicha san chen torontoCHICHA San Chen is located at 60 Huron St.

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