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Formosan Tea Bar

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128A High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, England
+44 1865 200911
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  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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“bubble tea” (31 reviews)
“high street” (9 reviews)
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11:00 - 19:00All hours
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128A High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, England
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11 - 20 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 5 August 2016

I love the peaceful atmosphere at Formosan, and the kind and friendly staff, but the tea that they serve is the real draw, they use quality natural ingredients to produce a great range of delicious teas, that are much better than others that I've tried.

1  Thank NimClem
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I wasn't so sure about Formosan at first, it's hidden away, off the main street down one of Oxford's many allies. Had I not known what laid ahead, chances are I would have never walked down that street. Formosan Tea Bar is a charming little...More

Thank Tyeth D
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I stepped into Formosan after following some rather convoluted directions, but I am so glad i did. Arriving inside the venue, you are greeted by the most serene atmosphere and decor. the staff are so helpful. The drinks are very refreshing and i cannot recommend...More

Thank Plummie85
Reviewed 11 April 2016

It's a bit too sweet for most people's tastes but the care that the staff take and the end product is worth the wait. I've never sat down inside the restaurant - whenever I've had the hankering for this sort of tea it's usually because...More

Thank Denise P
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

I'm a big fan of bubble teas and I try them out wherever I am, but honestly this is the best and most authentic tea I've ever had. They let you try first if you're not sure what to go for. The atmosphere is great,...More

1  Thank Ewa U
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Found this place quite hard to find, it's up a pretty dodgy looking alley. The bubble tea is not bad by British standards but not on level with the absolute best you can get here.More

3  Thank Deaka M
FormosanTeaBar, Manager at Formosan Tea Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2016

We are sorry to hear you had difficult time to find our shop. It is at the end of Wheatsheaf Yard. You could find our swing board on the High Street at the entry of alley way between Virgin Money and Chealsea Building Society. Alternatively,...More

Reviewed 14 March 2016

Absolutely love this place, so chilled during mid week & I find I can get lots of work done, the staff are also always so friendly. I personally don't like to go over the weekends as I find it has a different vibe due to...More

Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent, friendly service and delicious teas! I was offered samples without even asking for them and they were all very nice - slightly sweet with the option to add more syrup.

1  Thank jlegs1
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Just the best place, I often frequent formosan, my new favourite being jasmine green tea lemon and pearls :), so tasty and refreshing. Always trying to convert my friends to become bubble tea fans.

2  Thank AnnaR0se93
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I love popping down here to curl up with my book and enjoy a bubble tea. It's often frequented by people with laptops, and those on their own so if you're looking for somewhere quiet to chill out this is the perfect place :)

Thank pippiitz
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128A High Street, Oxford OX1 4DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 200911
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With a great compassion for ancient Chinese tea culture, we carefully source all of our tea leaves directly from one of the best tea-farming regions in the world - Taiwan. Back home in Oxford, we adopt the authentic brewing process so we can take British tea drinkers to the next level of appreciating teas as part of their daily routine. They certainly make a hard day easier!
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