What's your favorite boba tea flavor?
August 18, 2017 9:12 AM   Subscribe

I'm in a bubble tea rut. I pretty much always get some match of mango, passion fruit, or lychee slush/jelly. Tell me what your favorite flavor matches or drinks are so I can try something new! No chocolate avocado shake though, I already know that one and while I want to like it, I just...don't. I'd particularly like reccs involving egg custard, not sure what to get with that. Thanks!!
posted by Rufous-headed Towhee heehee to Food & Drink (39 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
 
I like banana coconut and honeydew.
It tastes like the smell of tanning lotion and I'm okay with that. YMMV.
posted by phunniemee at 9:15 AM on August 18, 2017


I get the regular-ass tapioca pearls, but for tea flavors, taro and black sesame are extremely my jam. I like that they're not natively sweet flavors but are as pleasantly sweetened as any other flavor. (Not familiar with the egg custard but it intrigues me and I wish to subscribe to its newsletter.)
posted by clavicle at 9:16 AM on August 18, 2017 [2 favorites]


Matcha can be really tasty. With other flavors, I'll get grass jelly or pudding instead of boba most of the time. Occasionally I'll get one with a milk cap if I'm at Gongcha or another vendor that has something similar.
posted by extramundane at 9:16 AM on August 18, 2017 [1 favorite]


I also get the regular tapioca pearls, but my faves are: almond, jasmine, lavender, rose, and black sesame milk teas. I also enjoyed Panda milk tea recently, which (at the place I went to) had jasmine green milk tea, plus black and white boba. I think the white boba might have honey in them. Very tasty!
posted by wiskunde at 9:20 AM on August 18, 2017 [3 favorites]


Earl Grey Milk Tea is my number one choice!
posted by TrinsicWS at 9:25 AM on August 18, 2017 [3 favorites]


Jasmine or Earl Grey milk tea with regular pearls. I always go for half sweet.
posted by Swisstine at 9:25 AM on August 18, 2017 [1 favorite]


My taste profile is an exact match with you.😃 My girl friend's go to is the red bean milk tea with boba. You might find joy with it.

I sometimes get milk tea with the custard and boba and that's not too bad either.
posted by viramamunivar at 9:29 AM on August 18, 2017 [1 favorite]


Thai milk tea is so good! and nthing Earl Grey.
posted by typify at 9:31 AM on August 18, 2017


I'm very much a lychee person, but one of my co-workers raves about almond milk tea with regular pearls.
posted by okayokayigive at 9:32 AM on August 18, 2017


One place we go has a cinnamon/rice flavor, that is like horchata. I like that one a lot.
posted by Squeak Attack at 9:39 AM on August 18, 2017 [1 favorite]


I also always get those flavours! Green apple tea is also good. I like the regular tapioca pearls a lot, but I inevitably succumb to lychee jelly.
posted by terretu at 9:40 AM on August 18, 2017


Thai tea. Sometimes with coconut cream instead of regular cream.
posted by ktkt at 9:45 AM on August 18, 2017 [2 favorites]


Taro and Thai iced tea are my two go-tos. I usually stick with plain boba, but do love coffee jelly.
posted by quince at 9:50 AM on August 18, 2017


Half taro half coconut milk tea regular pearlsssssss god I miss bubble tea
posted by tatiana wishbone at 10:19 AM on August 18, 2017


I love taro with pudding/custard instead of boba. Three queens (milk tea with grass jelly, pudding and taro) and green tea with red bean are also choice.
posted by siouxsiesmith at 10:23 AM on August 18, 2017 [1 favorite]


I usually get taro milk tea, but one hot day I got a grapefruit green tea with boba and it was so refreshing.
posted by mogget at 10:24 AM on August 18, 2017 [1 favorite]


So I go to a place that has "mint chocolate", which is seriously the iciest minty mint-ness with ground up Oreos. It's amazing.
posted by Temeraria at 10:28 AM on August 18, 2017 [1 favorite]


I love lychee tea with regular pearls, but when I branch out I get taro. So delicious.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 10:33 AM on August 18, 2017


These have been my favorites lately:

Coffee Milk Tea with Boba, no sugar. It's basically an iced cafe au lait with boba added to it.

There's also a local place that serves different black teas with boba; my favorite is Assam tea, iced, no sugar, with boba.
posted by spinifex23 at 10:36 AM on August 18, 2017 [1 favorite]


Wintermelon tea with egg custard
Wintermelon tea with QQ jelly
posted by moiraine at 10:41 AM on August 18, 2017


Sour plum. A place where I live makes that flavor and adds finely chopped dried plums. So tasty.
posted by centrifugal at 10:42 AM on August 18, 2017 [2 favorites]


Almond-flavored milk tea with coffee jelly instead of boba! 25% sugar.
posted by exceptinsects at 11:07 AM on August 18, 2017


Taro milk tea all the way!
posted by Dr. Wu at 11:23 AM on August 18, 2017 [1 favorite]


TARO.
posted by en forme de poire at 11:27 AM on August 18, 2017 [1 favorite]


Also - if you like sour flavors, and can find kumquat, it's amazing.
posted by spinifex23 at 12:01 PM on August 18, 2017


I know you said no chocolate avocado, how about straight-up avocado?

(and, now I really want bubble tea. dang you, metafilter.)
posted by Fig at 12:07 PM on August 18, 2017


Taro is the One True Bubble Tea, for real.
posted by Kreiger at 12:19 PM on August 18, 2017 [1 favorite]


Coconut with red bean instead of boba.
posted by coppermoss at 12:38 PM on August 18, 2017


Honeydew with regular tapioca.

I also like plain ol' jasmine milk tea quite a lot.
posted by pearshaped at 2:02 PM on August 18, 2017


Ginger milk tea, no question. Especially in winter.
posted by scyllary at 2:53 PM on August 18, 2017 [1 favorite]


Milk tea made with tieguanyin
Red bean
Roast barley (in the winter)
posted by airmail at 2:57 PM on August 18, 2017


I like the poppin' boba, they explode a juice in your mouth. I am unsure what flavors they come in, but they're typically fruity. Tea flavors, I usually go for the white teas with added fruit. For sweet, chai, milk tea with strawberry, plain avocado.
posted by buttonedup at 3:13 PM on August 18, 2017


Taro and Thai Tea :D
posted by stubbehtail at 3:46 PM on August 18, 2017 [1 favorite]


Powdered taro flavour
Fresh raspberry
Fresh mango peach orange
Kumquat honey lemon (hot - not sure if it fresh or syrup from Ten Ren's)
posted by Calzephyr at 4:11 PM on August 18, 2017


I think you can do just about anything with pudding and boba, and it'll be good. Sour flavors like plum are especially good because of the contrast with the sweet stuff. Also the #1 most popular drink at one of my fave places is "ice milk" with caramel, boba, and pudding.
posted by karbonokapi at 4:33 PM on August 18, 2017


Royal tea!
posted by sewellcm at 4:54 PM on August 18, 2017


Not at all fruit or even close to healthy, but there's a place by me that makes black tea/milk/crushed oreo bubble tea that's fantastic. I get it with no extra sugar, because obviously I'm a boring grownup.
posted by jeweled accumulation at 6:56 PM on August 18, 2017 [1 favorite]


Taro almond! Better together.
posted by asperity at 7:39 AM on August 19, 2017 [1 favorite]


These are great, thanks Mefi!
posted by Rufous-headed Towhee heehee at 10:19 PM on August 19, 2017


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