Tea up! Plans revealed for specialist drinks shop on Coney Street

10 Aug 2020 @ 7.32 pm
| Food & drink

You wait for one bubble tea shop on Coney Street for ages – and then two come along at once.

The former Fone Hub on the street looks set to be turned into a branch of the T4 Taiwanese bubble tea franchise.

It would serve hot and cold drinks, from tea to shakes to smoothies.

There now… Fone Hub. Photograph: Richard McDougall
And next? The planned T4

Plans have been submitted to turn the former Fone Hub into a branch of T4.

The 1,000 sq ft ground floor premises was offered on a ten-year lease. It has an annual rates bill of £40,068.

Bubble tea boom

The branch in Stratford, London

It would be the second bubble tea shop on Coney Street.

As we reported in June, the iconic Burgins Perfumery shop, on the corner of St Helen’s Square, was turned into a Chatime Taiwanese bubble tea outlet.

The Chatime tea shop

T4 is a similar franchise operation. Founded in Taiwan in 2004, the name comes from the greeting ‘a cup of tea for you’.

The website says the shops offer “artisan tea prepared for you in small batches, with the temperature and other conditions carefully managed. If it’s not perfect, we make a whole new batch.”