Try Again Review, Calgary

Hello boba-lovers! The Bubblelicious team are globe-trotting to bring you reviews on bubble tea
from around the world!
Bubble tea is our life and we love nothing more than checking out the bubble tea joints when we are
in town! We’ve had plenty of reviews from Vancouver, as we find ourselves in a different province
we’ve decided to sniff out the boba here too!
First up on our list is a place called ‘Try Again’ situated in the Chinatown area, which had been highly
recommended. Location wise it’s in a great place – plenty of people walking past. But it’s so tiny you
run the risk of walking straight past it! The shop is sort of like an underground basement with only
the windows visible.
The décor inside is nothing spectacular – lots of kitsch little Asian bits and bobs, but it suits the place.
The shop itself is very small, dare we say slightly claustrophobic? All drinks are purchased to go.
What was impressive was the selection – we don’t think we have ever seen such an extensive menu!
Apparently there are around 98,267 different combinations!? Unsurprisingly we were stood there
for a good few minutes before we could make up our minds.
In the end we decided upon:
Green Apple Green Tea
Milk Tea
Powdered Taro
Strawberry Lychee Coconut Milk
All with tapioca might we add – but they do have quite an extensive topping list too, with everything
from jellies to red bean (did we spot Golden Grahams on there too?)
Service was fast but strictly no photos inside! The damage was CAD$19.25 and the drinks came
served in a plastic bag big enough to hold all four.
Once we had found a place to sit down and enjoy our drinks it was time for the all-important taste
test! All the drinks were served in a generous 700ml cup. First up – the Green Apple Green Tea!
At first slurp it ticked all the boxes – nice blend of tea, you could still taste it under the apple flavour.
However it was really sweet! It got quite sickly towards the end!
Next up was the Milk Tea. Once again it was far too sweet! The sweetness made it somewhat
impossible to taste the other flavours properly. You could taste the Assam tea but only just about. Its
saving grace was a perfect amount of ice.
The Strawberry Lychee Coconut Milk sounded very enticing but upon tasting it was disappointing.
This was made with real fruit so the consistency was thicker than that of the first two drinks. Again,
the sugar levels were too much! You can taste the strawberry but the coconut tasted really artificial
and probably overpowered whatever lychee flavour was supposed to be there.
The best of the four was the Powdered Taro. This drink had slush like consistency and unlike the
other three had the perfect sweetness and a lovely creamy texture. It wasn’t the best taro we had
tried but they do have a fresh taro option which was good to see as not many places have this.
The tapioca for all the drinks we’d have to say was standard and stayed with the theme of being a
little too sweet. It also lacked the caramel-like flavour we love so much.
Overall – slightly over-rated for what is supposedly the best bubble tea in Calgary. Although the
menu is extensive many of the flavours do not go well, it would probably be better to go for a less
extensive menu but using flavours which actually work well with each other. Having such a huge
selection also means choosing what you want is much more time consuming.
They did have the cutest sealing film however – but that alone might not be enough for us to ‘Try
Again’...
Hello boba-lovers! The Bubblelicious team are globe-trotting to bring you reviews on bubble tea from around the world!
Bubble tea is our life and we love nothing more than checking out the bubble tea joints when we are in town! We’ve had plenty of reviews from Vancouver, as we find ourselves in a different province we’ve decided to sniff out the boba here too!
 
Try Again - Outside
 
First up on our list is a place called ‘Try Again’ situated in the China town area, which had been highly recommended. Location wise it’s in a great place – plenty of people walking past. But it’s so tiny, you run the risk of walking straight past it! The shop is sort of like an underground basement with only the windows visible.
 
Try Again Menu
The décor inside is nothing spectacular – lots of kitsch little Asian bits and bobs, but it suits the place. The shop itself is very small, dare we say slightly claustrophobic? All drinks are purchased to go.

Try Again Menu

What was impressive was the selection – we don’t think we have ever seen such an extensive menu! Apparently there are around 98,267 different combinations!? Unsurprisingly we were stood there for a good few minutes before we could make up our minds.

In the end we decided upon:

- Green Apple Green Tea
- Milk Tea
- Powdered Taro
- Strawberry Lychee Coconut Milk

700ml SizeOur drinks

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All with tapioca might we add – but they do have quite an extensive topping list too, with everything from jellies to red bean (did we spot Golden Grahams on there too?)

Bubble Bags

Service was fast but strictly no photos inside! The damage was CAD$19.25 and the drinks came served in a plastic bag big enough to hold all four. Once we had found a place to sit down and enjoy our drinks it was time for the all-important taste test! All the drinks were served in a generous 700ml cup. First up – the Green Apple Green Tea!

At first slurp it ticked all the boxes – nice blend of tea, you could still taste it under the apple flavour. However it was really sweet! It got quite sickly towards the end! Next up was the Milk Tea. Once again it was far too sweet! The sweetness made it somewhat impossible to taste the other flavours properly. You could taste the Assam tea but only just about. It's saving grace was a perfect amount of ice.

Milk Tea

The Strawberry Lychee Coconut Milk sounded very enticing but upon tasting it was disappointing. This was made with real fruit so the consistency was thicker than that of the first two drinks. Again, the sugar levels were too much! You can taste the strawberry but the coconut tasted really artificial and probably overpowered whatever lychee flavour was supposed to be there.

Strawberry Lychee Coconut Milk Tea

The best of the four was the Powdered Taro. This drink had slush like consistency and unlike the other three had the perfect sweetness and a lovely creamy texture. It wasn’t the best taro we had tried but they do have a fresh taro option which was good to see as not many places have this.

Slurping our tea away

The tapioca for all the drinks we’d have to say was standard and stayed with the theme of being alittle too sweet. It also lacked the caramel-like flavour we love so much. Overall – slightly over-rated for what is supposedly the best bubble tea in Calgary. Although the menu is extensive many of the flavours do not go well, it would probably be better to go for a less extensive menu but using flavours which actually work well with each other. Having such a huge selection also means choosing what you want is much more time consuming.

Sealing film made us giggle

They did have the cutest sealing film however – but that alone might not be enough for us to ‘TryAgain’...


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