Tea Fresho

Kenneth Sitjar

6/13/20232 min read

This review was originally published on Yelp.

Rating: 3/5

After exploring Arizona Mills and seeking respite from the scorching heat, we were in search of a refreshing treat to conclude our day. Among the numerous options available, we settled on Tea Fresho due to its extensive range of offerings. Despite a few wrong turns caused by Waze, we eventually found parking and entered the establishment, where a group of friendly ladies warmly welcomed us and took our orders.

Perusing the menu, we realized that deciding quickly could be challenging if one is unfamiliar with the flavor combinations. Tea Fresho was not your typical boba shop. Our group experienced both hits and misses with their offerings. The staff proved to be helpful and knowledgeable, even inquiring about our preferred types of milk as they provided alternatives like oat, almond, and soy milk in addition to regular cow's milk.

Among our orders were several "Creamy Blended" drinks: Cookies Cream Xtreme, Fresh Strawberry Crush, Ube Taro Creme Brulee, and Fresh Creamy Avocado. Additionally, we ordered their Fresh Taro Latte. The ladies swiftly prepared our drinks, and within minutes, they were ready. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her Fresh Strawberry Crush. The Cookies Cream Xtreme, which my 5-year-old and I shared, was delightful, and my little one could have easily finished it on his own. On the other hand, the other orders were not as well received. My cousin found the Creme Brulee to be slightly off-putting and chose not to finish it. However, he acknowledged that it might appeal to others despite not being to his taste. Both my wife and 10-year-old ordered the Fresh Taro Latte. While my wife managed to finish hers, she mentioned that there were large chunks of taro that detracted from the overall experience. Unfortunately, my 10-year-old stopped drinking it almost immediately. As for the Fresh Creamy Avocado, opinions were mixed. While there were no negative reviews, there were no particularly positive ones either. Nevertheless, the beverage was consumed in its entirety.

Overall, there was a wide range of opinions within our group, making it difficult to provide a definitive rating. Personally, I must confess that this type of establishment is not my preference. However, I found the Cookies Cream Xtreme to have a pleasing flavor without being overly sweet. Based on my individual drink, I would rate it quite highly. However, for those visiting without prior knowledge, it would be wise to inquire about the menu to ensure you make a choice that suits your taste. The staff at Tea Fresho will undoubtedly be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.