Sugar Rush: Amazani's Thai Boba

Sugar Rush

Your daily dose of something sweet.

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[Photo: Kathy Chan]

The teas brewed to order at Amanazi Tea in Tribeca might be great, but please do not go for the boba drinks. The advertisements and windows displays might lead you believe one thing, but your taste buds will tell the truth: liquid sugar. The staff is well meaning but particularly well-educated on their products. And my Thai tea boba was, for lack of a better term, an utter fail. It was distinctively Thai tea all right, only with about ten times the needed sugar, and tapioca balls boiled beyond their life. The saddest thing I've seen all week. Verdict? Not returning.

Amazani Tea

166 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007 (map) 212-227-2744
amanzitea.com