During the dog days of summer, there’s nothing better than a nice, cool beverage on hand. Whether you favor iced tea, fruit juices, or a cool beer, an icy beverage is a necessity when the temperatures rise. Today, boba or bubble tea is popular in many parts of the world. If you’d never tasted this delicious drink, you’ll want to head over to Ding Tea for some of the best bubble tea concoctions this side of Illinois! Best of all, this tea shop is located just a few minutes from Algonquin Square Apartments.
Tea Beverage Selections
One of the reasons Ding Tea really stands out has to do with one factor: Specifically, it purchases its teas from the high-altitude region of Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range. This tea-growing region is believed to produce one of the finest tasting teas in the world.
Ding Tea has current locations in Japan and Taiwan. However, the shop in Crystal Lake is its first location in Illinois and is also the first international tea shop in the state.
Some of the most refreshing options at Ding Tea are the fresh Assam and jasmine green teas. Served over ice, they cleanse your palate and soothe your soul. If you prefer something a little sweeter, try the peach green or passion fruit green teas. Be sure to try the milk tea, a creation that walks the line between refreshment and dessert. The oolong milk tea, made with plenty of creamer and ice, is sweet and delicious. You can top your tea beverage with golden boba (tapioca balls), coconut jelly, rainbow jelly, and a host of other delicious toppings.
Meanwhile, the yakult or yogurt-based beverages will amaze you with their combination of tangy and sweet flavors.
If you’re in the mood for coffee rather than tea, don’t fret. Ding Tea offers a few options, including the mocha and hazelnut iced coffees.
Visiting Ding Tea
Ding Tea boasts a contemporary interior. The walls are white and crisp. Plus, there are several cozy tables where you can kick back and enjoy your bubble tea. The beaded chandelier also adds an eclectic touch, while the waving cat decor will put a smile on your face. If you’re staying a while, be sure to pick up a Jenga or Uno game to play at your table.
All in all, Ding Tea offers the best refreshments for summer’s hottest days.
If you’d like to live near tea shops like it, check out Algonquin Square Apartments. Stop by soon, or contact us to arrange a tour of our spacious luxury apartments!Back to all posts