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To inspire the human spirit and create happiness.

“Gong cha” is the Chinese term for the act of offering the best tea to the Emperor. It represents teas and beverages of the highest and finest quality, fit for royalty. Today, Gong cha is dedicated to the same principal of providing premium products to its customers around the globe. Gong cha promises to inspire the human spirit and create happiness with a perfect cup of tea. Established in Taiwan in 1996 by two good friends, Huang and Wu, Gong cha was unique in offering personalized service with premium teas in a variety of innovative and delicious recipes. Gong cha became loved by its customers and news of the company quickly spread by word of mouth. Its quality products grew increasingly popular, and in 2006, Huang and Wu established the Gong cha brand and opened the first Gong cha branded store in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Gong cha has since become one of the best-known providers of quality teas and has blossomed around the world.

Tea Selection

Gong cha selects only the most premium tea leaves from tea growers in Taiwan and throughout Asia

Masterful Preperation

Gong cha’s Tearistas craft your chosen teas into exciting and delicious drinks using our unique recipes

Menu Innovation

Every season, Gong cha introduces new and enticing beverages that inspire and delight our beloved customers

Our Story

Backed by ST Group Food Holdings Limited, Gong cha England was established in late 2018 with the aim of bringing Gong cha’s beloved bubble teas to the UK public. As the Master Franchisor for the Gong cha brand in England, we opened our first store in 2019 and have not looked back since.

To ensure the best experience for our customers, we adhere to Gong cha’s 4 key tenets: Quality, Taste, Safety and Customer Satisfaction.

Heard about bubble tea but have no idea what it is? Pop in to your nearest Gong cha outlet to find out what all the rage is about! With an expansive menu, there will surely be something that catches your fancy. If you are unsure, just ask one of our friendly staff for help with recommendations and we will find that bubble tea that will tantalise your tastebuds!


Great Tea, From Taiwan to the World

With over 2000 outlets worldwide, Gong cha is one of the most well-known, and loved, bubble tea brands in the world. Here in England, there are currently 12 outlets with designs on opening another 3 more by the middle of 2024.

Our Values


We select only premium quality tea leaves and ingredients to create satisfaction that goes beyond expec­tations. We value the entire process of tea production, from cultivation to the selection of tea leaves, drying, fermentation, and purification.


Our tea masters produce exceptional products with a commitment to the highest level of craftsmanship. We follow precise recipes and standards to ensure consistency at all our stores.


We aspire to inspire and make the ordinary extraordinary. We continue to stand at the forefront of trends and to challenge norms with innovation and creativity.


At our stores, we greet everyone warmly and sincerely to create happiness not only in every cup, but in every heart. We treat our customers and team members with integrity and dignity.


We have an inclusive vision to positively influence the people and communities around us and create a culture of warmth.