PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Downtown Bubble Tea Restaurant Permanently Closed

It is a sad day for bubble tea lovers. State College’s beloved Tea Time is permanently closed, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Tea Time started out in 2012 as a small walk-up-counter drink joint in McAllister Alley. The only seating options were a few picnic tables next to Pita Pit, but the tasty teas brimming with tapioca bubbles did not disappoint. Tea Time graduated to a full fledged store front nearly two years later, in the summer 0f 2014.

Tea Time’s abrupt closing comes as quite a shock. According to that same Facebook post, Tea Time served close to 100,000 orders of teas, pastries, and other drinks. The beverage joint did mention in a May 23 post that there were some “store issues” causing a closure of unspecified length, but it appears the problems were insurmountable.

The number of disappointing comments on the Facebook post from loyal fans tell that the store and its goods will be greatly missed. On the bright side, the end of Tea Time doesn’t mean bubble tea will disappear from State College. A new bubble tea restaurant called Kung Fu Tea is located on West Beaver.

About the Author

Anna Foley

Anna is a senior majoring in Communication Arts & Sciences and Spanish with a minor in Theatre. Yes, she went to Spain. Follow her half-funny thoughts @exfoleyator and send her chain emails at [email protected]


More by Anna

I’ve Found My Voice: Anna Foley’s Senior Column

I can only thank Penn State, the people I met here, and the experiences I had in this place for giving me my voice.

Here Are Your Final Four Line Dances

How Long We Wait For Water In The BJC


Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Former Penn State women’s gymnastics head coach Jeff Thompson has filed a lawsuit against the university following the termination of his contract in February 2017. Thompson, alongside his wife and associate head coach Rachelle Thompson, was accused by former gymnasts and an assistant coach of creating a hostile team environment. The Thompsons allegedly pressured athletes to compete […]

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Penn State Women’s Soccer Adds Swiss Forward Kim Dubs

Student Life

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

The lab uses a combination of human genomics, computational biology, and functional studies, using Drosophila and human cell lines, to understand the risks caused by genetic mutations and to grasp how gene disruption leads to altered neurodevelopment.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Pennharmonics To Hold 25th Anniversary Reunion Concert

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love you to join us.

Mayor Don Hahn Asks Borough Council To Consider Changes To Proposed Overnight Parking Restrictions

State College Mayor Don Hahn posted on his blog Sunday republishing a letter he sent to Borough Council on August 1 outlining three revisions he’d like them to consider for the proposed overnight parking restrictions.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Madden NFL 19 Ratings For Nittany Lions

For the second consecutive year, Sean Lee is the highest-rated Nittany Lion in the Madden video game.

Send this to a friend