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Bellevue Beat | Experience the unique tea brewing techniques of ChiCha San Chen in Bellevue, WA

ChiCha San Chen | ChiCha San Chen | ChiCha San Chen |

ChiCha San Chen, a popular Taiwanese tea brand known for its high-quality teas, has recently opened in downtown Bellevue, WA. The company has been rapidly expanding in recent years and is renowned for its emphasis on freshness and quality, with all teas brewed on-site, and they use fresh milk instead of powdered milk in their milk teas.


ChiCha San Chen
ChiCha San Chen |

308 105th Ave NE

The Taiwanese tea shop is known for their award-winning Dong Ding Oolong Tea and popular drinks like bubble milk tea, fresh milk with brown sugar bubble, and osmanthus oolong tea with mango. What sets ChiCha San Chen apart is their use of toasted tea leaves, which are harvested from their own tea plantation and brewed fresh for each order.

The menu includes drinks from their Taro Collection, peach collection, tea with coffee, pure tea, tea with honey, tea with mango, tea with passion fruit, tea with lemon juice, tea with cream, tea with mousse, and more.

One of the unique aspects of ChiCha San Chen is their focus on tea brewing techniques. The company uses a signature "three-cup method" to brew its teas, which involves measuring the tea leaves, water, and steeping time precisely to ensure consistency and quality. They also use a tea shaker to mix their bubble teas, resulting in a smoother texture compared to other shops that may use a blender.

However, the emphasis on quality and freshness may result in longer wait times. Customers often have to wait a bit longer than usual to receive their orders, but many find it worth the wait for the exceptional taste and quality.

Published: April 10, 2023


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