How to order boba tea to perfection!
I love boba Tea, but that all depends on how I order it. Its a skill to be able to order boba tea to your liking and perfection! This post go’s step by step and shares my best tips to ordering boba tea. Enjoy!
*These tips are based on MY experience. And may not be applicable to you!
Step 1. Find a tasty boba place near you!
Boba Tea is a delicious drink, but the quality and experience depends on the place you go. The best places have 4-5 star ratings – always check the reviews/comments!
I researched some good boba tea shops near some of you! Here they are :):
- CA – Pop Tea Bar or Teaspoon!
- Oregon (portland area) – Bubble Bubble Tea!
- Washington D.C – Kung Fu Tea!
- New Jersey – Boba Land!
- Ocean City, NJ – Bubble Tea and Beyond!
- Baltimore – Teavovle!
Step 2. The perfect straws!
There are straws specially made for boba tea, so you can drink the boba and tea all at once. At the shops, they will ALWAYS give you plastic straws, but when the straws end up in the ocean, they will harm sea life and create plastic pollution!
So, we got reusable metal boba straws. Now we can enjoy boba tea without worrying about harming the environment!
Step 3. Ordering!
When you open the door to the Boba Tea place, I’m (almost) 100% positive that there will be an overload of options to choose from. SO, read the following steps to the secret of ordering perfect boba tea!
Step 4. Tea!
I love fruity teas and milk teas. If you get a fruity flavor (e.g peach, mango, strawberry) it will most likely be sweet! So, make sure you order barely any sweetness in your drink (0%-10%). For milk tea, it will be less sweet, but then you have a milky flavor tea (which personally, I don’t mind). There usually is the option of coffee too, for those of you coffee fans!
Step 5. Sweetness!
Boba Tea is a naturally sweet drink. If you don’t say how much sugar you want – the place will make it like a punch in the FACE (I’m not kidding)! So, the key to ordering sweetness is between 0% and 30%. Any more than that will taste gross!
Step 6. Ice!
Is VERY important to keep your tea cold, without being watery. At most Boba Tea places, they give you options of how much ice you want. Always choose normal/regular (around 100% or 75% depending on the place) because it will keep your drink cold but not too watery. If you get more ice than necessary, then the tea will end up being freezing and watery! If you get too little ice, the Boba Tea will be hot, unappetizing, and like a pool of flavored water.
Step 7. Boba!
There are many different kinds of boba you can get! I would suggest getting regular boba, or my favorite – honey boba. The honey boba has a little bit of sweetness to it and honey taste. I would NOT recommend popping boba because when it pops in your mouth. it is WAY too sweet! Also, you can get your drink without boba, but I would recommend trying it with the boba!
Step 8. You’re Ready!
Those are all the tips I have for ordering boba tea! Now, go up there and order your perfect boba tea!
Anna C 🙂
P.S. This will be the end of the boba tea series for now 🙁 ! But sometime soon, when I find more crazy tea to try, Tea Time will be back!