I believe the bubble drink (boba, pearl tea or what ever you like to call it!) fad was at it’s peak a couple years ago. Since then prices for bubble tea have seemed to drop from around $4 to $2 everywhere but Hawaii. In Beijing and Shanghai you can find pretty good quality drinks for only 2 Yuan, that’s only $.25! The other night my floormate had a craving for bubble tea so we drove down to Rowland Heights. Our original plan was to go to Tea Ren but after half an hour of searching and finding NO parking we surrendered and headed over to Lollicup, also a bubble drink chain. I don’t really like the “bubble” in the drinks, which I suppose defeat the whole purpose of bubble drinks…but I do enjoy the drink itself! I just don’t like the idea of doing so much chewing while I drink. My friend had the melon tea with boba while I opted for the almond snow (no boba). The almond snow is something akin to an almond smoothie in that they take a normal almond drink and blend it with more ice and milk. Gah. We were both dissapointed. The drinks were overly sweet and clearly made from powder. Neither of us managed to finish our drink (which is saying a lot becuase I hate to waste food!). That is about all I have to say for this place. I wish I could support it as the lady behind the counter was really nice. But the drinks? No, no, never again!