QUEENS — Kew Gardens bubble tea fans now have a new spot in the neighborhood where they can sip their favorite drink.
Mr. Wish opened about a week ago at 80-62 Lefferts Blvd., across the street from the Kew Gardens Cinemas and near the local Long Island Rail Road station, where Boba Juice store went out of business last October.
Part of a Taiwan-based franchise, Mr. Wish offers milk teas in many flavors, including pearl, matcha and red bean.
The store does not use powder to make its beverages which are freshly brewed at the location every morning, the owners said.
“Our goal is to expand the market for Asian beverages," Yang Lu, one of the owners, said.
In addition to popular milk teas, Mr. Wish also serves a variety of smoothies mixed with nonfat yogurt and fruit teas, containing pieces of fruit or fruit purees, such as mango tea with fresh pulp and kiwi fruit sorbet.
“Our fruit teas are very refreshing, especially in the summertime,” Lu said. “We use a lot of fruit and a little bit of tea so the tea taste is not too overwhelming.”
The menu also includes several kinds of sparkling babos, which consist of carbonated water mixed with fresh fruit.
Depending on customers needs, the store can adjust levels of sugar and ice in each drink.
Photo: DNAinfo/Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska
Each beverage costs between $3.75 and $5.25.
Lu, whose family also runs Fresh Tortillas restaurant at 118-19 Metropolitan Ave., said they had lived Kew Gardens for many years before recently moving to Bayside.
“We've been here for a long time and we know the neighborhood very well," he said. "Lefferts Boulevard is a great location."
Mr. Wish joins several stores that have recently opened on Lefferts Boulevard, near Austin Street, reinvigorating the busy corner.