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Formosan Tea Bar

128A High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, England
+44 1865 200911
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  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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“tapioca” (3 reviews)
“bubble tea” (32 reviews)
“high street” (9 reviews)
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128A High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The knowledgeable staff kindly and patiently explained their teas to us. A nice break off the beaten path. Highly recommended. Not the usual overly sweet and chemically bubble tea.

Thank sallysP2026YL
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I decided to try all the bubble tea places in Oxford, and Formosan is the best by a country mile; in fact it's by far the best bubble tea I've had in the UK. The flavours are complex and sharp - my favourite is the...More

1  Thank Asher L
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Went there for once, friendly staff, gave us samples so we could choose. Bubble tea tasted great, not too sweet or bitter. Nice environment. Better than other tea bars tried in other british city.

Thank Connie0630
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Sadly I can't remember it's name but it was sour and amazing. Had a lovely visit but my goodness it was so full. I love this place as a quick visit

Thank Hoppityskip
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Bubble tea heaven! Done in the traditional Philippine way. Well worth a visit away from the crowds. Try the jasmin tea. Lovely!

Thank Gaius B
Reviewed 28 May 2017

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 22 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 16 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 9 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
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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
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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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