Drinks at Teaberry
Teaberry is a brand new establishment in downtown Fargo that offers Boba teas. These drinks are mixtures of tea, flavorings, milk, and little chunks (or balls if you like) of tapioca starch that sit on the bottom of the cup. A very large straw is then used to suck up the chunks of tapioca along with the tasty drink surrounding it. Teaberry also serves some cocktail-like tea beverages (non-alcoholic) and a few sandwiches.
It is a very zen-like inside. The owner told us that all of the construction had been done by his wife, his business partner, and himself. I was impressed. Everything inside was clean and soothing with just the right amount of decoration to keep things interesting. Here’s a picture:
There are a number of flavorings that you can choose for your Boba tea. If memory serves, green tea, strawberry, taro, green apple, passion fruit, and raspberry are on the menu (along with many others that I cannot remember). We inquired as to what the owner’s favorite Boba tea was and he said it was a combination of green apple and passion fruit. Katelyn ordered that one and I chose the taro (another recommendation). Both of the drinks were wonderful. The green apple and passion fruit was pretty sweet but with a bit of tartness from the green apple and the presence of the neutral flavored tapioca chunks, it really worked. The taro was less sweet and had sort of an earthy feel to it, which probably shouldn’t be surprising since it is the root (or corm to be more precise) that is primarily used as a foodstuff. It thought it elegant in this drink as it added just the right bit of sophistication. And they were both great on a bike ride on a summer’s day. Here’s what the drinks looked like:
The second picture is of me using a straw (which I generally eschew with vigor) to drink the Boba tea in Island Park in Fargo. The wide straw is absolutely necessary because the tapioca chunks would plug up any normal-sized straw.
We also had one other drink. It was a white gourd cold tea “cocktail.” (It can be seen in the picture above.) It may have been the most refreshing thing I have ever tasted. Sure, I was very thirsty from the bike ride I was on but this drink was amazing. Just a hint of sweetness was matched with orange and what seemed like green tea (I could very well be wrong here). And then, on top of all of those flavors, was the white gourd which was, much like the taro, a bit earthy and understatedly full-flavored. We both loved it.
Teaberry is found in downtown Fargo in the space where Salad Express used to be. The address is 119 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58103. I hope that everyone will go out and support a great little business like this that serves wonderful stuff.