Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kickin' it at Factory Tea Bar

After a demanding week of work last week, I headed out to the newly opened Factory Tea Bar in San Gabriel with Jackie over the weekend. I heard about this place with Alyssa over the week when we went to the movies and were approached by someone from Factory Tea Bar promoting it to us in the parking lot. Cool story.

Anyway, the place wasn't hard to find, and although it was in the middle of the day on a Saturday, parking was not hard to find either. When we first opened the door, I was immediately impressed, as I never imagined the interior to be so huge and roomy. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's large enough that I could get a full workout from running laps in there.

We were instantly greeted by the servers, and were seated comfortably on a large couch facing their projector screen and stage set-up. The servers were very friendly and helpful in describing their menus and telling us about how they just opened. We learned how they were starting open mic nights, which explained the whole set up with the mic and instruments. Pretty cool. While no one was on the mic when we were there,  I thought it was pretty creative how they were playing music from Youtube, and were actually projecting the Youtube videos on their projector screens.

Anyway, we ended up ordering two drinks, and a snack to share.
Peach Yogurt from Factory Tea Bar
I ordered the peach yogurt drink, and was happy to see that it came in such a huge portion as the price was not what I'd consider cheap. However, for the size, I think the price is pretty reasonable. As for the taste, I really enjoyed it as it was a perfect balance of sweet and sour-- not too much of either.
Black tea from Factory Tea Bar
Jackie ordered a black tea which was also quite a large portion :)
Green Tea Brick Toast from Factory Tea Bar
For our snack, we ordered a green tea brick toast. I was so excited when the plate arrived, because it looked so pretty. As shown in the picture, the actual toast actually has the words "Factory Tea Bar" sketched into it. How cute! As for the taste, I was instantly sold-- green tea anything is pretty much a winner!
Fries from Factory Tea Bar
Lastly, we also got an order of fries on the house. I guess it's for promoting their opening, which was great for the two of us. Yummy! In addition, they are having a buy one drink get one drink free promotion currently, so if you're planning on checking this place out, the sooner the better.

Overall, I think this place has great potential, and I think it will be a great place to bring my friends for our get-togethers. But the only downside is that it is cash only, so beware! My only suggestion is that, as with many other tea houses, they should carry some card games and board games.

323 S Mission Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 872-2969

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  1. Thanks a lot for your comment. We all appreciate.We will keep our qualities and improve our weakness. Hope to see you guys @Factory Tea Bar soon.

    Thanks a lot

  2. Neat find! That toast looks like it's got a 3D relief of their logo. How'd they do that? Was the writing made of condensed milk?

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