I went to Panda Pearl Tea House when it initially opened back in November or so, and was only minorly impressed; all drinks were made with syrups, no fresh fruits available, staff sort of confused and at a loss for how to properly make the drinks, constantly out of pearls and/or jellies. While the drinks weren't bad, the whole thing was a bit of a mess.
However, I have to admit, things have changed as of late. Panda Pearl had switched it's cups from the old flimsy, easily broken plastic ones to these thick hard plastic cups, which I thought was a plus. They now stock stamp cards with this deal that you get two free drinks on your first stamp, which I think is pretty great. Best of all, they stock fresh fruit now, you can even get a fruit called 'jackfruit' which I've never had before!
There's now more seating, too, and I've never run into a problem with my pearls or the availability of my drink. One of the workers that I see there a lot says that they're revamping their menu at the moment, too; I can expect only better things from Panda Pearl in the future.
DRINKS: Above average, well made and made the way you want (I always get half sweet taro, and it's perfect).
AMBIANCE: Very relaxing! The music in there is awesome, now, and they don't play movies over and over.
SERVICE: Quick and attentive, they make sure the drink is the way you want it.
VALUE: Regular; I always spend under $3.50 now though.
And they have DEBIT! Amazing.