One of mainland China’s largest dessert franchises is crossing the pond to San Antonio. According to a release, Feng Cha will open its first Alamo City store at 8055 West Ave #100 in the Castle Oaks Village shopping center on May 20.
Although the brand has only been in operation since 2016, it has become a global goliath with more than 1,000 locations scattered across Asia, Canada, the United Kingdom, New York, California, and Minneapolis. It has a significant presence in Texas, with shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston metropolitan areas.
Feng Cha specializes in customizable tea drinks brewed from real tea leaves. Toppings include boba, a variety of jellies, aloe vera, and milk foams in five profiles ranging from sea salt to cheese. It also serves various fruit refreshers in flavors like dragon fruit, summer melon, and kiwi basil. They couldn’t be more welcome as San Antonio prepares for hellish temps.
On the dessert side, Feng Cha specializes in cheesecakes. The mini delights cover all bases, offering American toppings like Oreos or strawberries and Asian favorites like matcha and taro.
Feng Cha Teahouse offers a menu of tea drinks brewed from real tea leaves, including a large array of fresh fruit teas made with real fruit. Their customizable milk foam menu includes over 12 tea bases and five milk foam varieties.
Though some of their offerings are similar, Feng Cha has a very different look than most of its stateside competitors. Instead of a bright poppy look, the brand’s interiors are typically bathed in neutrals with pale color accents and natural woods.
The soothing palette will form a suitable backdrop to an explosion of colors during the shop’s grand opening celebration on May 20. Among the attractions will be a traditional Vietnamese lion dance, karate demonstrations from Retro Sport Karate Group, and gift card giveaways.