Review: Factory Tea Bar

Factory Tea Bar is a fun place to hang out with friends and enjoy boba, filled with games and a great atmosphere.

Written by LOSA MERU / Published March 9, 2012  

Located across from the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse lies an inconspicuous haven of tea and good times. It is the Factory Tea Bar. From the outside, it looks like a simple white building with the plain black cursive lettering, “Factory Tea Bar.”

However, once you enter through the awkwardly placed side door, immediately you see a gigantic chalk wall with names all over it, a guitar and microphone sitting in a corner, and plenty of tables, couches, and bean bags strategically placed throughout the store.

Be warned, because Factory Tea Bar only accepts cash.

However, they do it in style: their servers serve you from iPod Touches and iPads, energetically taking your orders. If you decide to order fries, make sure you order ranch dip on the side: it’s absolutely delicious.

Their signature favorite is called the “Nom Nom Green Tea,” which is a specially mixed milky green tea that is worth every dollar spent (the price is $3.49).

All of their teas are in the $3.50~$4.50 range, so don’t be surprised when you receive the menu.

One of the best things about Factory Tea Bar is that is specifically for hanging out and having a jolly time with your friends. They have decks of cards and games like Jenga readily available at your disposal, and the atmosphere is loud, exciting, yet comforting at the same time.

If you’re ever wondering where you should go to drink tea, socialize with your friends, and unwind from the stresses of the day, Factory Tea Bar is a great choice.


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