Location: 2nd Floor Aberdeen Square, 2340 – 4000 No3. Rd Richmond, BC V6X 0J8
Phone: (604) 588-4242
Monday – Wednesday 11:00am-7:00am
Thursday – Saturday 11:00am-8:00pm
- Same parkade as Aberdeen
- It’s in a hidden location, right beneath the food court in Aberdeen SQUARE
- A wide selection of teas
- Real milk is available here
- English menu available
Shiny Tea has been around since late 2014. I was actually there on their opening date with a huge lineup because they were selling Bubble Teas for dirt cheap of $0.25. This has been my regular favourite and it’s taken me this long to write about it.
One thing very different than your norm Bubble Tea shop is the use of real tea here. In fact their name says it all, “SHINY TEA”. This is one of the reasons I’ve been coming back. In fact, you can buy their teas in loose leafs and packages. Shiny Tea is a franchise from Taiwan and this is the only location in Vancouver.
There are two types of “Bubble” or “Pearl” offerings here. There is the original one (the black circle shaped one) and there is a smaller version called “Extra white pearl”. It is in the shape of a tapioca ball but it’s actually a pearl.
The one reason I really like this place is because it serves real milk instead of using milk powder on some of its drinks. It just makes the drink not only healthier but more authentic. By the way, did you know that in Taiwan most bubble tea places use real milk! On a cold day, you can also get a drink with no ice. And if you are like me that doesn’t like my bubble tea too sweet, I always get half sweet (just like at Starbucks).