Boba tea is a “Taiwanese drink that originated in Taichung in the 1980s” and made its way to the United Sates in the late 1990’s according to kungfutea.com. Thrillest’s Everything Else You Need to Know about Boba said that they are cassava starch balls that are the quintessential toppings at any tea shop.
Many boba tea consumers love the drink so much because of the thrill of eating and drinking at the same time.
“I love boba tea because it’s a meal in itself,” said SMU alum Anna Kate Anderson. “It’s really satisfying, and I’m never hungry after.”
Anderson’s favorite boba tea is the Taro milk tea with mango jellies.
Top 5 Boba Tea Locations Closest to SMU:
1. Kung Fu Tea
Kung Fu Tea is located only 3 minutes from SMU campus and sells both hot and cold boba teas for $5.14.
2. Panda Tea Shop
Panda Tea is 6 minutes from SMU and has an assortment of large matcha-infused boba teas for $4.50.
Fulll is 7 minutes from SMU campus and is popular for their strawberry drinks and matcha lattes.
Bobaddiction’s storefront is 10 minutes from campus and has alternatives such as almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, and lactose-free milk.
Bobaddiction‘s food truck even appears on campus occasionally on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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— bobaddiction (@bobaddiction) April 1, 2019
5. Fat Straws
Fat Straws is located 13 minutes from SMU campus and sells milk teas, infusions, brews, smoothies, frappes, and shakes with or without boba for $4.49.