Hang­ing out in the Al­ley

Thornhill Post - - Food -

If you’ve been to Taichung City in Tai­wan, you may be fa­mil­iar with the Al­ley at its place of birth. Since hop­ping over to the GTA, the bev­er­age-fo­cused biz has been woo­ing lo­cals with its solid menu tea of­fer­ings. At its new­est lo­ca­tion, found at 30 Gib­son Dr., Unit 118, the Al­ley aims to dif­fer­en­ti­ate it­self from other Tai­wanese bub­ble tea shops thanks to its liv­ing room–like en­vi­rons and hand­crafted drinks. Bevvies in­clude the Trio milk tea (above), which features an as­sam black tea based milk tea sweet­ened gen­tly with their house­made sugar cane syrup. The “trio” part comes from ad­di­tions of pineap­ple jelly, rain­bow jelly and tapi­oca. Dubbed, erm, “dee­ri­oca,” the tapi­oca is en­tirely made from scratch, with each chewy pearl cre­ated by hand. Yum.

TEA ON THE BRAIN At the new lo­ca­tion of Tai­wan’s the Al­ley, pa­trons slurp back teas with hand­crafted tapi­oca.

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