By Isabel Kikoshima and Amelia Lipcsei
Each issue, we will review a different boba place. For each cafe, we will rate the tea, boba, atmosphere, and customer service. This issue, we are rating 7 Leaves Cafe, a bubble tea chain located on both Hamilton and Saratoga Avenue.
Isabel’s Tea Ranking: 10/10
I ordered the Matcha Soy, which consists of Japanese matcha tea and organic soy milk. With the earthy notes of the matcha tea and the creaminess of the soy milk, the Matcha Soy at 7 Leaves Cafe tastes delicious. This tea was by far one of the best matcha teas I have tried. Likewise, the tea had the perfect ratio of sweetness to tea flavor. Overall, I would rate the tea a 10 because the drink was packed with matcha flavor, an ideal sweetness level, and a creamy, delectable texture. I would definitely recommend trying the Match Soy for any matcha lovers!!
Amelia’s Tea Ranking: 10/10
I tried the Sea Cream Jasmine Tea, and the flavor definitely surprised me (in a good way). I always love jasmine teas; usually, they stand out to me due to their sweet and mild flavors. This tea, however, stood out to me in a different way. With the sea cream on top, the sweet flavor of the jasmine tea became mixed with a salty counterpart. Although unexpected, this combination was absolutely delicious. The two opposing flavors highlighted the delicious taste of the jasmine, and everything in the drink worked well together. I would definitely recommend trying it!
Isabel’s Boba Ranking: 9/10
Not only does the tea at 7 Leaves Cafe hit all of my marks, but also the boba tastes delicious as well. The pearls had the classic brown sugar flavor that I look for in boba. In addition, the cafe has mastered the art of chewy, yet soft texture of boba. While the pearls have optimal taste and texture, they seemed a little cold and tasted not as fresh as pearls at other boba places. However, I would rate the pearls a 9 because they tasted delicious and had a perfect chewy texture.
Amelia’s Boba Ranking: 8/10
The boba at 7 Leaves Cafe has a unique flavor that I thoroughly enjoyed. Sweet and chewy, the pearls honey flavor really shines through. On the sweeter side, these pearls provide a nice contrast to the less sweet drinks that 7 Leaves Cafe serves. They also have the perfect texture that is hard to find at other places. Extremely soft and chewy, the pearls are a great addition to any drink.
Isabel’s Atmosphere Ranking: 10/10
At 7 Leaves Cafe, the interior is adorable. From LED signs to potted plants, the cafe has a modern, yet cute atmosphere. There is also a variety of seating options at the cafe, so you can either work on your homework or relax with friends. Clean and comfortable, the atmosphere at 7 Leaves Cafe is the perfect place to meet with friends. I rate the atmosphere a 10 because there are many seating options to choose from and decorations add to the cafe’s overall aesthetically pleasing atmosphere.
Amelia’s Atmosphere Ranking: 10/10
In my opinion, 7 Leaves Cafe is one of the best (if not the best) places to do homework or hangout with friends. They have so much seating, with multiple tables taking up the majority of the space. Likewise, the decorations and plants make the atmosphere feel incredibly homey. The huge windows provide sunlight throughout the whole building, and the abundance of plants adds to the modern and clean look of the cafe.
Isabel’s Customer Service Ranking: 10/10
The employees at 7 Leaves Cafe are always ready to take your orders and able to accommodate for substitutions. Everytime I walk into the cafe, I am greeted by caring staff, who truly care about the quality of their drinks. Also, the staff is always willing to offer their recommendations for their favorite drinks. Overall, I would rate the customer service a 10 because the staff is always friendly and offering to recommend their best drinks to try.
Amelia’s Customer Service Ranking: 9/10
I have always had a good experience with all of the employees at 7 Leaves Cafe. They always are willing to help, and they give great recommendations. All of the workers always greet everyone with a smile, and do their best to make people feel welcome. Overall, I have no complaints about the customer service. It is obvious that the people who work there really enjoy their job.