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Formosan Tea Bar

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128A High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, England
+44 1865 200911
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Found this place quite hard to find, it's up a pretty dodgy looking alley. The bubble tea is not bad by British standards but not on level with the absolute best you can get here.

3 Thank Deaka M
FormosanTeaBar, Manager at Formosan Tea Bar, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you had difficult time to find our shop. It is at the end of Wheatsheaf Yard. You could find our swing board on the High Street at the entry of alley way between Virgin Money and Chealsea Building Society. Alternatively, you could also come from St Aldate’s, our swing board is at the junction of... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Absolutely love this place, so chilled during mid week & I find I can get lots of work done, the staff are also always so friendly. I personally don't like to go over the weekends as I find it has a different vibe due to being very busy, however the tea is and will always be of great quality anytime... More 

Thank Jerry S
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent, friendly service and delicious teas! I was offered samples without even asking for them and they were all very nice - slightly sweet with the option to add more syrup.

1 Thank jlegs1
Bath, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Just the best place, I often frequent formosan, my new favourite being jasmine green tea lemon and pearls :), so tasty and refreshing. Always trying to convert my friends to become bubble tea fans.

2 Thank AnnaR0se93
Greater London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I love popping down here to curl up with my book and enjoy a bubble tea. It's often frequented by people with laptops, and those on their own so if you're looking for somewhere quiet to chill out this is the perfect place :)

Thank pippiitz
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

My boyfriend and I come here every weekend and usually can't leave without buying two bubble tea's each. They're simply amazing and there are various different types. If you're in Oxford definitely pop in and try their bubble tea. I end up taking four on the train to see him.

Thank Bonnie L
Ghent, Belgium
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401 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

This small place, rather hidden away serves cold and hot (bubble) tea as well as peanuts, but nothing else. The options for tea are rather limited, and service is not the most friendly. But the tea is nice.

Thank Katrien S
Reading, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

The Misses and I had been gasping for a decent bubble tea since we left China earlier this year. You have to hunt to find this place as it's down a little alleyway but............. ..................This is the best bubble tea I have had in the UK! Highly recommended! Staff know what they are talking about and will let you have... More 

2 Thank Wells666
Dubai, UAE
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Ever since I left Vancouver I've missed the delight of having bubble tea. You can imagine my delight then on discovering a bubble tea paradise in Oxford. Tucked in a narrow alley between High Street and Blue Boar, it is a cozy oasis with a simple, calming interior. My favourite tea was the jasmine lemon which reinvigorated my system, but... More 

1 Thank Dubai_UAEDesertDiva
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

The bubble milk tea was wonderful. Great service. Savor the taste of Taiwan milk tea with reasonable price.

2 Thank Jane L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
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
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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