Moge Tee Brings Fresh Ingredients and Bubble Tea Flavors to College Park
About a year and a half ago, Silvia Kim, a housewife living in Virginia, first tried red dragon fruit tea from Moge Tee, a bubble tea restaurant. This impressed her so much that she decided to open her own Moge Tee restaurant in College Park.
â€œIt blew me away. It was so refreshing, â€Kim said. “It just fell [in] a sip.
Moge Tee is a bubble tea chain with over 380 stores around the world. They offer bubble tea with natural and fresh ingredients, with a variety of drinks: cheese mousse teas, fruit teas with cheese mousse, milk tea …
Kim contacted the Moge Tee Company shortly after her life-changing bubble tea experience to see if she could open her own store. With a little paperwork and training, she got that wish. With her own store, Kim says her story helps “support the quality” of Moge Tee drinks.
While other teas, especially large chains, use powder or syrups to flavor their teas, almost all of Moge Tee’s flavors are obtained with fresh ingredients, she said. The fruit also helps achieve the color of the drinks, she said.
â€œFor example, fruit teas, [the fruit] are all freshly cut every day, â€Kim said. â€œSo it’s a lot of work on my side. But we deliver quality drinks to our customers.
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In addition to freshly cut fruit, Moge Tee uses raw cane sugar to sweeten his drinks and golden boba – a tapioca pearl similar to regular boba except for its golden color – which Kim says is of better quality. , healthier and harder to find than typical boba. .
Kim finds the process of making a Moge Tee drink “spectacular”. Each drink uses specific ingredients and teas to highlight different flavors, she said. Plus, she said, using natural ingredients, the tea is generally less sweet than the big bubble tea chains.
â€œWe want to showcase tea. Because it’s a tea room, â€Kim said.
Kim said that while all of these factors are great for customers, they can lead to inconveniences for Kim and her employees, such as the time and money required to prepare and deliver quality drinks every day. With so much to prepare, the College Park location has yet to get its grand opening.
Kim hosted a smooth opening on September 18 which she modestly announced with a small sign and banner on the sidewalk, attracting many customers. She said the smooth opening gives her time to work through electrical, efficiency and personnel issues until she can do a stronger publicity.
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Abby Sun, a junior major in public health sciences, said she had had Moge Tee before, and when she heard it was just opening in College Park, she was “really excited.” She prefers Moge Tee over other chains that use powders to flavor their drinks, she said.
â€œTheir ingredients are more authentic,â€ Sun said.
Pooja Patel, a first-year general biology student, said she tried the frothy strawberry cheese drink and liked Moge Tee for its convenient location and interesting menu.
â€œI think their menu is really unique. I mean, I haven’t seen a menu like this, â€Patel said.
Kim’s new location at Moge Tee is located at 8150 Baltimore Ave., Suite B.