Kennesaw, GA

Second Queen Tea Location Now Open at The Avenue in West Cobb

DeanLand

A second location of the popular Kennesaw-based Queen Tea has now opened at The Avenue in West Cobb.

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An expansive menu of teas, Asian street food and more await at the second location of Queen Tea, located in The Avenue at West Cobb.Photo: DeanLand / Our Travel Cafe

Featuring a wide variety of popular bubble milk tea, brown sugar tea, milk foam tea and more, all customizable with (or without!) flavored tapioca surprises. We counted 44 standard tea drinks on the expansive Queen Tea menu, not including customizations with 15 stir-in edibles, five ice levels, five sugar levels, two sizes and the choice of hot or cold. Add to that yogurt drinks, milk foam slushies and coffee options, and that's way too variations to calculate for a journalism major. Let's just describe it as a "virtually endless" variety of tea options.

My first experience with bubble tea was in Hong Kong. A smiling colleague handed me what I thought was a cold coffee on a hot morning. . . . . get the rest of the story in this video.

The food menu features Taiwanese street foods including salt and pepper "chickninis" with varying spice levels, pork dumplings, vegetable curry samosas and more. Among the highlights on the dim sum menu are steamed porks buns and shrimp dumpling.

A menu expansion already is planned, with oden -- assorted boiled skewers served in a cup of soup -- and edamame.

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With her Chinese family and upbringing as major influences, proprietor Joleen Dai is bringing authentic Asian treats to West Cobb.Photo: DeanLand / Our Travel Cafe

Proprietor Joleen Dai is a native of South China, with lots of family still there. She's also lived in Japan and has been in the US for more than 10 years. Her family and heritage are reflected in the food and beverage, and also in the restaurant design elements.

On a recent visit, we tried the cold brown sugar tea. At the bottom of the cup, tapioca bubbles hovered in the tea, and were easily pulled up with a sip on the straw. The tea was refreshing and sweet on an 80-degree day. We ordered a side of salt and pepper chickninis, opting for the extra spicy version. Each bite was coated in a tasty batter coating moist chicken. And Asian flavors resonated in the batter, a tasty and not-hot combination of spices.

Our Summary

Queen Tea offers excellent, authentic foods and satisfying flavorful teas. Mix and stir with a huge serving of friendly, helpful service. We'll be back -- often!

For more on our visit, see this video on Newsbreak.

Queen Tea is located in The Avenue at West Cobb, 3625 Dallas Hwy #770, Marietta, GA 30064.

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Our summary: We'll be back OFTEN!Photo: DeanLand / Our Travel Cafe

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I'm a trained journalist, global marketing executive and experienced business leader who has run successful enterprises spanning five continents while serving customers who are among the world's best and largest restaurants. I've left the corporate business world behind, now living in Northwest Georgia and writing about avocations including outdoor excursions, family-friendly travel, road trips, exploration ideas for active seniors and some of my community passions. I've traveled to 47 states and nearly as many countries, and I'm still counting up. I'm now a traveler, hiker, cyclist, blogger, marketing consultant, community volunteer and local high school band nerd who previously has lived in Florida, Ohio, Indiana and Mississippi. I'm a South Louisiana-born French Cajun whose great-grandparents were sugar farmers, bar owners and reputed bootleggers. My upbringing in food-rich Louisiana and my restaurant industry career affirmed my status as an over-qualified eater. That also inspired the name of my blog, OurTravelCafe.com. There, I offer up a complete menu of our my own experiences, explorations and adventures, organized by geography and always sprinkled with some spicy, tasty tidbits and food notes.

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