You Should Visit Omomo Tea in Irvine, California
There is a bubble tea shop called Omomo in Irvine, California that Aaron wanted to try. He mentioned it for a few weeks then, on a whim back on March 20th, we decided to go discover for ourselves why it is so popular. The typical wait time, especially if you go on a Saturday afternoon, can be 30 to 60 minutes with a line out the door but after one sip, we realized its success is well-deserved.
I am obsessed with what I ordered the first time. It is, hands down, one of my favorite drinks of all time. The recipe:
- Black Jade Milk Tea
- 80% sweetness
- Tiramisu cream
- Boba ($0.50 extra)
The cost is $5.50 for the base drink plus the $0.50 for the Boba, bringing the total to $6.00. It’s easily the best $6.00 you’ll spend all day if you like black tea and a rich coffee-like flavor. Aaron laughed when I took my first sip because my eyes lit up like a kid looking at a Christmas tree surrounded by gifts.
His drink was great, too: a Jasmine Green Tea base with Strawberry and a cream cheese-like foam.
About a month later, we made a return visit on a beautiful spring day to try something different. This time around, I ordered a Strawberry Tornado at 80% sweetness, he ordered a Grapefruit Green Tea. Again, both were good. The Grapefruit green tea was so rich, it felt like the sort of thing you’d order on vacation at a resort.
I’ve always loved black tea with a splash of milk but it was something that wasn’t really available or convenient in the Midwest. Coffee, my first and true beverage love, was much more prevalent so I was okay with the situation. Now that I can get black milk tea almost anywhere due to the wide range of options in Orange County, it’s become a thing for me. My youngest sister recently flew out to visit us and we took her back to Xiaolongbao in Costa Mesa, which Aaron and I had tried on a recommendation. Their recipe was pretty good, too, but Omomo has my heart in this category.
I mean it … Omomo tea in Irvine, California… order the Black Jade Milk Tea, 80% sweetness, Tiramisu cream, and Boba. It’s a dark, rich, coffee-like tea fantasy in a cup. I have no idea what the nutritional information is, and nearly no way to estimate it, but whatever it is, it’s worth it.