Ten Ren Tea Review: Cold Drinks!

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Ten Ren Tea Review

4/5 Overall
Even though Ten Ren Tea in Taiwan serves up tea at competitive prices, they spend a little more money on providing drink lids (depending on what you get of course). You’ll see that other boba drinks shops in Taipei will serve up boba tea drinks with a sheet of plastic melted on top.

Ten Ren Tea in Taipei also of course, sells real tea! Packaged tea leaves that you can take home and brew tea with.

Like most tea shops in Taipei, at Ten Ren Tea you can specify your sugar level and ice level. For most Americans, the sugar level at 100% might taste not that sweet (at least that’s how it was for me at first). When I got boba tea drinks in Los Angeles at 100% sugar servings, it was way too sweet. Just letting you know that there may be a noticeable difference in your experience between boba drinks in the United States and boba drinks in Taiwan.

4/5 Matcha Milk Tea Cooler: I love getting this thing to cool down in the Taipei heat and for NT$60 (US$2) it’s an amazing deal. My only critique is sometimes the ice blended drink is too chunky with ice making it difficult to drink. Other than that, it’s sweet and refreshing. Made with green tea, milk, sugar and ice.

3/5 Coffee Cooler: Ten Ren Tea’s Coffee Cooler is an Ice blended coffee drink. It’s not too sweet and can be very strong. There’s only one portion size and it’s in a 20 ounce cup. The cost is NT$70 which is still cheaper than what you what pay for an equivalent sized Starbucks coffee frappucino at NT$120. It hits the spot when you need caffeine, but don’t drink it all at once.

3/5 Japanese Matcha Ice Cream Green Tea Milk Tea: Okay, I thought this was going to be a mixed drink. It’s straight up a milk tea with green tea ice cream. So you’ll have a drink that’s half solid and half liquid. At NT$90 it’s not that bad of a price, but I prefer the matcha milk tea cooler as a more refreshing alternative.

4/5 Value: Ten Ren Tea has competitive prices and consistent quality. Most Ten Ren Tea drink prices start at NT$40 (US$1.30) and up.

4/5 Quality: Ten Ren Tea is an international tea chain known for it’s quality and consistency. If you’re new to boba (AKA pearls), Ten Ren is a good base level place to get acquainted tea and boba.

Ten Ren Menu And Additional Photos

Ten Ren Tea Location (everywhere)

Rating Guide


It’s food, but you’re not going to enjoy it


Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations


Satisfying and an adequate meal.


So good you’ll eat here again!


You will remember this meal for the rest of your life!

Pricing Guide


NT$1-100 (US$0-$3.23)


NT$100-300 (US$3.23-9.68)


NT$300-700 (US$9-22)


NT$700+ (US$22.60+)


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Each rating TAIWANEATER rating is comprised of Quality, Service and Value (in order of the rating’s most important points).

QUALITY: The [Quality] is based on how good the food tastes and the presentation.

SERVICE: The [Service] is based on the dining experience. This includes the ambiance of the restaurant and how the interactions with the staff.

VALUE: The [Value] is based on both the Quality and Service in relation to the price. Ratings for food with a low price are a little more generous than food with a high price.

Money In Taiwan

Tax Is Included In The Price

All displayed prices in Taiwan are the actual price. Tax is already included and for large purchases, tourists visiting Taiwan can get a 5% Taiwan VAT refund at the airport Tax Refund counter. Some shops offer this service too, but they will require your passport.

Taiwan Is Cash Only (For Most Small Shops)

The primary payment method for all transactions in Taiwan is cash. It’s very rare for small shops to take anything other than cash. It’s more common to see places accept the Taipei Metro Card as payment rather a credit card.

Supermarkets and convenience stores in Taiwan (7-Eleven, Family Mart) do not accept credit cards (at least not American credit cards). You can only make purchases by cash or by using your pre-loaded funds on your EasyCard.

Using Credit Cards in Taiwan

If you want to use your credit card in Taiwan, make sure to check if a restaurant in Taiwan accepts credit card in advance. When a place does accept credit card, it will typically be Visa or Mastercard. It’s extremely rare for a place to accept Discover and American Express.UberEats, HonestBee, Deliveroo and FoodPanda are Taipei Food Delivery Services where you can order food directly to your airbnb or hotel using a credit card.

Exchanging Money in Taiwan

You can exchange money at the airport or any bank in Taiwan. The rates vary from bank to bank and it can be a hassle to get a good rate. For additional information, check out my Exchanging Money In Taiwan Guide.


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