Taro teatime

Taro milk tea, Tea 18

Taro is a root vegetable, and as a connoisseur of taro desserts, I still forget this from time to time. The sweet produce flavors my drinks and ice creams, and I just think of it as the purple stuff that tastes like magical flowers. Tea 18 doesn’t let you forget the real thing, though: In its Taro Milk Tea ($4.25), you can add real taro. It’s saccharine and gloppy as you suck it up with your thick straw in between sips of creamy liquid. If you don’t want to sleepwalk through your milk tea experience, try this turbocharged taro. (209) 598-1391, 3880 Truxel Road, Suite 700.