On a hot day, without a drink in your hand, it’s as if you’re just going to melt under the sun… (swooning). Well, in Taiwan, since we have soooo many choices for drink shops, are there any strategies to follow if you’d like to try some along a MRT line? Here you go! Our Nius-editors have found and recommend these 5 must-try drink shops along the MRT Wenhu Line. There’s cool and refreshing sparkling drinks, heavenly decadent bubble milk teas and energizing coffees--so many choices, you won’t get tired of!
Gangqian Station: John Tea Company
First on the list is “John Tea Company”, located near Ganqian Station. People living in the Neihu district are probably familiar with this brand. Their blue and white store decor looks refreshing. They provide three drink options: classic black tea, black tea latte, and mixed black tea drinks. If it’s your first time here, you can try the “Fresh Cream Black Tea” that’s super recommended by our fellow netizens. They say the milk froth on top is super creamy and goes really well and smoothly with the black tea.
Liuzhangli Station: Yearning Tea
Next stop, we’re heading to Liuzhangli Station, where there’s usually lots of pretty cool cafes. Lots of people have checked-in at “Yearning Tea.” You can order their Dahu Strawberry Milk made with fresh strawberries in it, or the chunky Dajia Taro Milk, both are quite filling and also look beautiful. The store also has seats (with power sockets!), so if you get tired from walking in the summer sun, a quick recharge here would be a great option.
Nanjing Fuxing Station: Baroness
Located at Nanjing Fuxing station, “Baroness” has a chic store with marble walls. They’ve attracted a lot of attention since they opened. Their signature drink is “Brown Sugar Bubble Milk,” which can satisfy your sweet tooth without being too sweet. Matcha fans also recommended their “Uji Matcha Latte + Pearl Bubbles”--pare that with some savory dishes and you’ve got yourself a comforting afternoon tea time!
Zhongshan Junior High School Station: degugu, Fruit Tea Specialist
Located at Zhongshan Junior High School Station, (they also have a store at Nanjing Sanmin Station) “degugu” is also a tea drink store that our Niue-editor passed by the other day and was highly recommended by friends. Their pink and cute decor is a pretty backdrop to their rich and succulent fruit smoothies. They also have Smoothie Americano, which are lighter versions of their fruity smoothies. (Super good and addictive!) They also have limited seasonal milk drinks, too.
This is their recent Mango Milk. Look at the cute bottle and vibrant mango color! Super cute!
Zhongshan Junior High School Station: HABA Café
Last but not least is also a shop near Zhongshan Junior High School Station, called “HABA Cafe.” They sell fashionable coffee and sparkling drinks at an affordable price. (They also have a shop in Zhonghe.) The store also sells 4 kinds of milk coffee flavors that really appeal to girls: creme brulee, caramel, vanilla and strawberry--the strawberry flavor’s layered colors are the most popular for the female customers.
This summer, the store has also released a series of bubbly drinks that “speak the minds of all office workers.” For example, their strawberry flavor is called “Overtime WTF,” the peach flavor is called “MDFK My Salary Is Too Low,” and the black currant flavor is called “Hey Boss, Are You a DH?” Aren’t all these names funny and stress-relieving? What are you waiting for? (lol)
These are our 5 hand-picked drink shops list along the MRT Wenhu Line, enjoy your drink hopping!