Every once in a while you want to meet up with your friends to have a special outing. You’d like to sit somewhere and have a casual conversation, without a worry of being interrupted. Coffee shops usually do the trick, but have you ever wanted to go beyond the ordinary? Would you like to try something new that won’t cost you more than your usual coffee? Or maybe you need a place to sit and write and just let your stream of consciousness go off on its own and coffee shops have stopped giving you inspiration. Perhaps it’s time for a change?
Try bubble tea! This drink is becoming increasingly popular in the western world. Many have never even heard of bubble tea, a Taiwanese (though the origin has been greatly debated) tea that has a tea base, with fruit (either real or fruit syrup) and milk. The “bubbles” are small, chewy tapioca balls. There are plenty of places where you can go to try out bubble tea right here in the Tri-Cities and across the Lower Mainland, but the one specific spot that I want to focus on is Lazy Den Tea House.
This Port Moody tea shop is located at 3003 St. Johns Street. It’s a nice quiet place with many chairs, tables, and couches. You can sit anywhere. Enjoy a comfortable space together on a couch or create a romantic setting, sitting across from each other sharing your food and tea. The opportunities are endless, and so is their selection of beverages. They have everything from slush (icy cold drinks) to iced teas to hot drinks and everything in between. On top of that, the variety of flavours is incredible. It takes me at least 10 minutes to decide what to get. And because the price is one of the lowest in comparison to other bubble tea places I’ve visited, it is definitely worth it to come back and try a new flavour every time.
Port Moody Tea House Features Friendly Staff
The staff at Lazy Den is friendly and personal. I used to stop in with my brother who is my biggest partner in crime, and now that we no longer go on these outings to Lazy Den together, they often ask me about him – and it’s been about two years since he’s been in. They still remember these little facts. It makes you feel like you’re a long time friend or a family member. They are nice to the point where if you feel like you want less sugar, milk, or ice, you can always ask for them to adjust the order to fit specifically you and your tastes. And an added bonus point is that a vast majority of their drinks are made from real fruit. Their food and their drinks are all made to order as customers come in. There’s none of that “already made” or “let me just heat it up or pour it in a cup” stuff going on.
The ambiance of the little Port Moody tea house is wonderful. The room is colourful, the music is not too loud and not too quiet, the general atmosphere of the well lit room leaves you with a happy, cheerful feeling. The amazing thing about Lazy Den Tea House – apart from the variety and service – is their working hours. Open between 11:00am – 12:00am on Monday through Saturday, and 11:00am – 10:00pm on Sunday, you can literally go and grab a midnight snack of bubble tea.
Stop by Lazy Den Tea House and try it out. Chances are you won’t regret it.
Lazy Den Tea House
3003 St. Johns Street, Port Moody