Bubble Tea makes its way to the city
Lucky Koi Bubble Tea opens its doors in the University District
Bubble tea is a Taiwanese tea-based drink invented in Tainan and Taichung in the 1980s. Original recipes contained tea of some kind, flavored milk, a sweetener, and tapioca pearls. In Western New York, good bubble tea has historically been found only in strip malls outside Buffalo's city limits. Now, Lucky Koi Bubble Tea has opened its doors in the University District and is bringing us real-deal bubble tea made from brewed quality loose leaf tea. You can choose from white, green, oolong, or black tea, then add milk or juice and brown-sugar-syrup-infused tapioca pearls (the bubbles). All drinks are entirely customizable; there are even vegan options! Order it as a slushy or blended, if you’d like.
In addition to its extensive bubble tea menu, Gong Fu Style hot tea, and Vietnamese coffee, the team at Lucky Koi serves Hong Kong bubble waffles and Hong Kong cakes, one of Hong Kong's most popular street foods. Stop by the new location and sample some of their teas during a limited soft opening period at 3216 Main St., Buffalo. Lucky Koi will be open 7 days a week. Check the Facebook page for hours of operation.