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…

喫茶小舖 Teashop 168

Established: 1998 Parent company: 喫茶小舖股份有限公司 / 方圓國際事業股份有限公司 CEO: Wang Kuo-liang 王國良 Website:  https://www.teashop168.com.tw/ Background “Established in 1998, Teashop 168 was founded because we love to drink tea, and we want to share the best tea with the world. We’ve expanded from our first store, to the third, the fifth, and now we have almost 200…

翰林茶館 Hanlin Tea Room

Established: 1986 Parent company: 翰林國際企業股份有限公司 CEO: Tu Chong-hsing 凃宗興 Website:  http://www.hanlin-tea.com.tw/ Background Established in 1986, Hanlin Tea Room insists on providing only the best quality tea. From starting tea houses to speciality restaurants, Hanlin has always been on the forefront of the rising popularity of Taiwanese tea culture.¹ Hanlin Enterprises is currently still expanding, and…