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Sip a Matcha Smoothie at Gong Cha in Arlington

Pearl black milk tea. Milk foam green tea. Purple yam smoothies. These are a few of the most popular beverages at Gong Cha, a spot that specializes in specialty boba and milk teas—and actually hails from Taiwan. A new location just opened in Arlington in June, and it’s currently offering takeout, delivery via UberEats, and a small amount of outdoor seating.

Quench your thirst with a classic green, black, or wintermelon iced tea. Once you choose a size and an ice level, you’ll also be able to select how much sugar you want to be added (from 0% to 100%) and as many additional toppings as you like. From traditional pearls of chewy tapioca to grass jelly, basil seeds, and taro puree, the options abound. Craving a sip that’s a little more unique? Try the milk foam green tea, the chocolate milk tea, or the matcha smoothie. For something extra indulgent, treat yourself to a strawberry smoothie with creme brulee foam or a dirty brown sugar smoothie with boba.