Top places to get your fix of boba + sweets in the Los Angeles area.
Unlike other places, they brew their own tea and have their own tea farm from Taiwan. Must: Regular boba green tea, less ice. And on a cold day, the almond milk tea with hot boba.
This Taiwanese chain has been bringing freshly brewed tea and hearty lunch specials to the greater Los Angeles area for years now. Ten Ren is the Starbucks of the Asia. And unlike the subpar snacks at other tea houses, their meals are of a higher caliber. Rec: minced meat over rice.
Known for their iced milk drink (with honey boba), Half&Half takes the boba movement to another level with all sugar and less tea. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth.
It's boba on wheels. Founder Liwei Liao designed the truck and company using his knowledge as a civil engineer. Every drink gets brewed individually when it's ordered. Try the fuji black apple tea.
The great thing about this place is that it's open late until 1 am. Outdoor seating options. The regulars (boba with milk tea) is great but sample the Coconut Crush for something little bit more unique.
Located in Pasadena, Flour + Tea is a newcomer to the tea scene in Los Angeles. They specialize in Asian-inspired breads plus mixed teas and coffees. Stand-outs: salted caramel mochi, sausage & cheese bread and green tea bread.
Brick toast on steroids. Solid drink selections. Main attraction is the decor. Tons of students -- teaming with teenage hormones.
Boba 7, also known as "Labobatory" is an alcoholic speakeasy located in the back of Soi 7. Elton Keung is owner and behind the bar whipping up epic concoctions like green tea Heineken and other alcoholic boba creations. Most of the drinks are made with soju and Calpico.
A frothy combination of milk, pudding, caramel and boba. That's their signature drink. There isn't much emphasis on tea. It's all about appealing to the sweet tooth. Plus they dole out adorably-shaped fat cups.