“Are you serious? I don’t have to drive all the way to — (insert Buford Highway, Gwinnett Mall…wherever you were going to get your bubble tea fix)!” This has been the rallying cry around Marietta. You can now get it in Marietta Square. Since I live in the area, I am quite delighted.
Tiny Bubbles Tea Bar is run by a mother/daughter team and recently opened at 21 West Park Square. It is attached to the Vineyard Gift Shop.
Ordering is a little more complex than most of the places I’ve ordered it before (typically Korean operations, though the drink originated in Taiwan) because of the variety and types available. I’m used to seeing a list of a few flavors, and that’s about it, so I kept it simple with strawberries and cream. The consistency was a little thinner than I’m used to, but still refreshing on a sweltering summer day, and nothing beats the joy of sucking those little pearls of tapioca up through the fat straw. Check out the menu here.
The shop is small but cute, with a bar and tables to sit at. Since I had my son and his stroller, we decided to head across the street to the park and play on the train engine playground. With a number of restaurants and shops on the square, you can grab a tea as dessert, a power snack while shopping or to cool off while you relax on a park bench and look at the fountain.
As I passed by two women relaxing on a bench, I heard, “Excuse me! Where did you get that tea!?” I pointed out the shop to her. “You mean I don’t have to go all the way to…!”
Tiny Bubbles Tea Bar
21 West Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060