Despite the (over)saturation of bubble tea in Brisbane, there is clearly still room for competition of good quality that has characteristics that make it stand out of the crowd. Milksha has recently been able to prove that very well. Hailing from Taiwan as Milkshop, it has stores in Sydney and Melbourne, only just opening up their Brisbane store last Thursday and I've already got cravings to go back. p.s. thank you to the reader who suggested I go try it out.
Despite being newly opened, Milksha ran like a well oiled machine. There were signs and a counter but customers could order online or via their on site kiosk. That meant that all four staff could focus entirely on making drinks as fast as they could. The menu had a strong focus on milk products (unsurprisingly) and a promise of only using premium ingredients, having said that you pay for what you get and they are definitely more pricey than the usual bubble tea.
It didn't take long at all for Dr L to get his Valrhona Cocoa Milk with honey pearls and I had my Genmaicha Milk. Bonus points for serving them with bamboo straws not paper that always melts.
My Genmaicha was fantastic. The tea was fragrant and I could get the delicious scent of roasted rice kernels in every sip. Even without sugar, it was very flavoursome and the milk was fresh and creamy. Dr L's chocolate was very high quality. Nice and bitter without being sickly sweet, it was delicious. The honey pearls were a bit sweeter than the usual tapioca and they were pleasantly chewy. Our friends who went with us went again the day after because they liked it so much and I think I'll have to pay them another visit this week. Definitely one to try and come back to regularly.
Price Range: $5 - $15pp