萬波 Wanpo Tea Shop

Established: 2019 Parent company: 安谷國際股份有限公司 CEO: 張庭偉 Zhang Ting-wei Website: https://wanpotea.com/ Background Wanpo took the military dependent villages cultural concept as the brand’s starting point to share stories of the life in village. They listed nearly 800 military dependent villages in Taiwan into tea cans and placed them in the store. Wanpo uses Taiwanese tea…

歇腳亭ShareTea

Established: 1992 Parent company: 聯發國際餐飲事業股份有限公司 CEO: Zheng Kai-long 鄭凱隆 Website:https://www.1992sharetea.com.tw/ Background Lianfa International Catering Co., Ltd. was founded by Mr. Zheng Kailong in 1992, offering take-out bubble black tea, pearl milk tea and other drinks.¹ Established on Nanyang Street, ShareTea is a memory of many Taipei students during their years of studying. Although there are only…

麻古茶坊Macu

Established:2008 Parent company: 麻古茶坊股份有限公司 CEO: Jian Xiu-juan 簡秀娟 Website:http://www.maculife.com.tw/ Background 2008, Macu was founded by Jian Xiujuan in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. There are more than 100 branches across Taiwan currently. With fresh fruit teas as their signature drinks, Macu is committed to promoting local agricultural products in Taiwan. ¹ According to a “NOWnews” poll, in the…

Snowball's Rating of Yifang is 4: Avoid

一芳水果茶 YiFang Taiwan Fruit Tea

Established: 2016 Parent company: 墨力國際股份有限公司 CEO: Ke Zi-kai 柯梓凱 Website:https://yifangtea.com.tw/zh/ Background “Yifang’s team is a group of idealistic millennials who put 200% spirit and effort into building and maintaining Yifang. With a passion for promoting a return to tradition and the retro, they are committed to researching and developing teas that exemplify Taiwan’s tea culture and…

COCO 都可

Established: 1997 Parent company: 億可國際飲食股份有限公司 CEO: Hong Zhao-shui 洪肇水 Website:  https://www.coco-tea.com/ Background CoCo is a massively popular drink shop chain that was founded in Tamsui, Taiwan in 1997. They currently have around 4500 shops all over the world, including across Asia, the Pacific, and North America.¹ CoCo’s unique training methods, franchising policy and system, product…

不要對我尖叫 Don’t Yell At Me

Established: 2016 Parent company: 合食顧問股份有限公司 CEO: Wang Bo-sheng 王柏升 Website:  https://www.dontyellatme.com/ Background Jeff Huang, founder of Don’t Yell At Me, has always been nostalgic for the strong neighbourly bonds and humanity of his childhood local drink shop, and longed to build a similar role for himself to give back to the community. Despite meeting strong…