Tea Shop Express – Townhall station

$2.75 for a Milk Tea? $3 for a crispy nutella crepe? $1 macarons? Cheaper than a regular size coffee, or even for a pot of tea at a café, Tea Shop Express has super dooper deals on their dessert menu all day everyday.

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Tea Shop Express is in front of a grocery store, which is separate from a dessert bar at the front on the walkway to George Street Event cinemas from Townhall station.

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They offer a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Drink Timetable. Essentially, every day you can get a Pearl Milk Tea with a friend for half price each.

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After quickly interviewing a few people about their drinks, the consensus was that it tastes more like tea and not too sweet because you can choose to add your sugars. Everything is made on the spot with real tea.

But mind you, the pearls are honestly the best ones I’ve tasted. Soft and chewy throughout the ball, not like the ones that are hard inside.

Large crispy crepes also start from $3. Check out the funky variety and why not go half-halves?

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They take a good 5 minutes to make a folded large fortune cookie- not as soft as Mother’s Crepe.

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Macarons are also $1 or buy 10 get 2 free next door! I believe they have closed down now unfortunately..

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Downstairs at World Square next to World Square, they also do this deal.

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They’re extremely sugary and maybe you could make a macaron tower like us at our UTS French Society convo groups 😉

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Sizes are really reasonable too- although there is only one large size. Ice me on a hot summer’s day!

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Rating Review: =D  =)  =|  =(

Food: =)

Ambience: =)

Service: =)

Value: =)

Would I go here everyday? If I was living in the city and too lazy to make anything then I could easily eat one of their crepes as a cheap meal. Home made Pearl Milk tea would be cool if there was a bunch of friends coming over but if I was just making for myself I rather take a friend here and have something refreshing from here. I’ll probably go once in a blue moon for the macarons because I’m not a massive fan of them.

Would I pay full price ($5.50) on the food/drinks above? Nah. I normally wouldn’t buy a Easyway or Chatime anyway. Half price makes it tempting and even better with friends. I wouldn’t pay more than $3 for a crepe because crepes are easy to make…. particularly making so many for the fundraisers for the UTS French Speaking Society!! (haha)

Highlight: Cheap drinks! My mum, bro and I went to Starbucks to get a $6.10 iced mocha beforehand.. then we stumbled across this and regretted it. Why do cold drinks cost so much these days? Average prices are $5-$7. It’s probably unhealthier than Boot Juice.. Oh, and one other thing, the crepes are massive and make your eyes widen kinda like Mother’s Crepes.

Suggestion for Improvement: The place has good variety and all the basics. I wished they could franchise so there could be one closer to where I live! But better not this way otherwise I’d be tempted. More staff would also be best because there is a long queue and takes a while for your tea to get to you.

Ends: never

Tea Shop Express:  580 George St (HSBC Centre) Shop LG 09, Lower Ground Level Opening Hours:   Mon – Fri 6.00am – 10.00pm, Sat – Sun 8.00am – 10.00pm

Angela Bee

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3 thoughts on “Tea Shop Express – Townhall station

  1. lily October 13, 2014 / 4:02 pm

    The cashier was really rude. I ordered one Perl milk tea and expected to get two drinks as it says on the board. I asked her about the second one when I only got one drink.”You said u only want one” she said and then ignored me and kept serving other customers.It’s false advertising and the service was awful n terrible. I will never step into this store ever!!


    • Andrew Smith February 17, 2016 / 4:39 pm

      That’s not false advertising, you literally just asked for one. You should probably ask for one and the special next time.


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