Boba Review: One Tea
We at FGT have decided that Boba is one of the best ways to jump back into work after a long weekend.
Ordering Experience: 2/5 While there was an incredible assortment of drinks to choose from, certain items on the menu weren’t actually offered in store. After trying to call in our order to no avail, the boba went to the One Tea to order. The store was staffed by a team of two who had just received a very large order right before ours, and they certainly had their hands full. While they missed the toppings for one of our drinks, they remade the tea quickly.
Taste Factor: 5/5 The tea itself was all-around excellent. Liza’s wonderful lemon smoothie was a bit more of an icy consistency than expected. Topped with ice cream, the boba pearls froze, taking on an almost crunchy texture that was unexpected but still very enjoyable. Evelyn had milk pudding for the first time, and found it to be light, sweet, and absolutely delectable.
The Look: 5/5 Visually stunning beverages. With swirls of black jelly undulating like a sea creature and icecream with pearls floating on the crest, this was a somewhat otherworldly boba experience. Our order was certainly aesthetically engaging.
Overall: 4/5 Despite the somewhat rough ordering experience and delayed boba gratification, the taste, texture, and visual appeal of the drinks made for a very successful boba run.
Volunteer Feature: Alex From Canada
Hailing from Canada, Alex Teixeira moved to the Bay Area two years ago and began volunteering with Silicon Valley Shakespeare. Having been deeply involved with theater for as long as she can remember (her first play was at 3 years of age), she received her degree in Theater in Development--a program specifically designed to explore theater from a sociopolitical perspective. After stage and house managing for many productions, she’s excited to be returning to acting this season. Come see her in the role of Flute in SVS’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream!
In addition to her contributions to SVS, Alex has also been volunteering consistently in the FGT office since last Fall. For 2018’s Holiday Wish Drive, she also took on the role of Volunteer Trainer, and used her skill of vocal projection to direct and support some of the over 7,000 volunteers that came to our warehouse.
Fun Trivia: She’s called Alex from Canada because FGT is fortunate enough to have *another* regular volunteer also named Alex.
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