Bubble tea (also known as boba tea) is a fun beverage that comes in almost unlimited flavors. Originally from Taiwan, it has recently become popular in the US- especially on college campuses. The unique thing about it is that it has pea-sized "bubbles" of chewy tapioca at the bottom. You drink it through and extra-wide straw, and every so often a tapioca bead pops into your mouth and surprises you. Trust me, it is fun once you get used to it
K.C. Tea & Noodles Restaurant is one of only a couple places in Rochester that I know of where you can get bubble tea. They make it in three ways - traditional, milky or "shredded ice" (which means Slurpee style.) You can also order the traditional flavors as hot tea if you prefer. They have an amazing array of unusual flavors including Chrysanthemum, Honeydew, Ginseng and Avocado. Traditionalists will appreciate the more familiar flavor choices like Chocolate Milk Shake, Strawberry and Peach.
The restaurant is quite small and has seating for ten to twelve customers at counters. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They also offer a small menu of appetizers, soups, noodle dishes, stir fries and sushi. Their lunch special is $4.95, served 11AM-3PM. Dinner prices are in the $6.50 to $9.50 range. Besides bubble tea, the beverage choices also include beer, wine and soda.