My hubbie and I found a wonderful WONDERFUL tea/coffee/bubble tea shop in old downtown Bellevue. It's called T'Latte. Their specialty is what they call a 'chai' but isn't like Indian chai. It's actually black (red) tea, barley, and milk. AND they make the BEST pearls. The whole combo reminds me of my husband's aunt's bubble tea... the good homemade stuff.
The atmosphere feels more like an American coffee shop than a popped-up Asian bubble tea shop, more relaxing less invigorating... better for a group past there college years :P They just recently started selling the powdered bubble tea flavors that you find at most other tea shops. Still try the real stuff first.
Just wanted to share the find and support a small local shop. T'Latte is located on the first floor of the Bogarta condominiums... just off of Main St.
37 103rd Ave. NE Suite B
Bellevue, WA 98004