Inside a quiet strip mall on Rainbow Boulevard sits a tea spot so popular there’s almost always a line no matter what time of day. In the past year, Brew Tea Bar has become a staple among boba devotees for its freshly brewed and customizable tea drinks, with expansion plans for a Henderson location in the works.
Brew ditches commonplace pre-sweetened milk powders and actually brews its own loose-leaf tea to order. Most drinks can be made less sweet or with non-dairy milk for vegans and lactose-intolerant customers.
Not familiar with boba? The Taiwanese tea and milk drinks—also known as bubble tea—are popular for the sweet and chewy tapioca “boba” pearls that get sucked up through a wide straw with each sip. Brew Tea Bar’s honey boba is particularly soft and satisfying, but it’s best known for the decadent sea salt cream iced tea lattes—which come with a thick layer of salty-sweet foam on top—in jasmine, oolong, mango, black tea and strawberry flavors ($3.75-$4.75).
There are plenty of milk tea and tea slush options to choose from, too, like the Hokkaido and fresh taro milk teas ($3.50-$4.50) with add-ons like lychee jelly, egg pudding and of course, boba. Feeling hungry? Don’t leave without trying the PB crepe ($4.95) with peanut butter, banana, strawberry and chocolate sauce, a perfect after-dinner treat.
Brew Tea Bar 7380 S. Rainbow Blvd. #101, 702-685-5889. Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.