explore: purple kow


I am a huge huge huge bubble tea fiend. After spending nearly two years in DC, I quickly came to realize that bubble tea is not quite as ubiquitous there as it is in the Bay Area. SO SAD. Really. Here, it’s not hard to go anywhere without running into a place that sells this wonderful and delicious drink. At work a few weeks ago, a few of us got into a very  intense discussion on where to find the best bubble tea around, and everyone seemed to agree upon how great Purple Kow was. I made myself a mental note to try it out, but it wasn’t until a few weeks later that I finally remembered and checked it out.

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I’m obsessed.

The photo here doesn’t do it much justice, but the servings are HUGE! It’s like getting a little portable bowl of tea! And there are SO many options on the menu, I was so overwhelmed the first time I tried to order. They also have a crazy number of toppings, and I got to try something called grass jelly for the first time. It’s basically a grassy tasting jello-like substance and it’s so tasty! Pictured here is a honey black milk tea with boba and grass jelly, but I am also partial to their matcha fresh milk tea with red beans and boba. It’s not the best matcha I’ve had (shout outs to Asha Tea House!) but it’ll definitely do for when I want a whole lot of tea for not a lot of money.

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