Joining the ranks of teas and coffees, Boba drinks have recently taken the world by storm. Only one sip of this iced milk tea beverage with chewy tapioca pearls is enough to get people addicted.
Although, long gone are the days of Boba drinks, aka bubble teas, being just milk teas. With different vendors introducing different flavors, avid bubble tea drinks are now at war with one another about picking the best boba drink flavors.
If you’ve yet to try this beverage (it’s okay, I don’t judge. Okay, maybe a little), I have some of the best recommendations. Trust me, this list has been curated after countless drinks and will not disappoint.
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How to Find the Best Boba Drink Flavor?
As the name suggests, Boba drinks, also known as bubble tea, is a tea-based drink. And did you know that it originated in Taiwan? But we are not going to talk about the history of it, rather the more important topic which is finding the best boba drink flavors there are.
From over 250 different varieties, we decided to pick the most popular flavors. And, of course, our favorites! But before we start, here are a few tips on choosing your next bubble tea.
Tip 1: Start with What You Like
Don’t go on and order every flavor you see. Start with the most basic one, something like your favorite flavors. If you love chocolate, find the boba drinks in chocolate flavors and try them out.
In this way, you can’t be disappointed. Because you already love chocolate and a boba drink on top of that is just a match made in heaven. The same goes for your other favorite flavors.
Tip 2: Keep it Light
Try to find a boba drink with fewer toppings and light ingredients. Choosing too many toppings can undermine the taste of the actual tea. It may also alter the flavor of your beverage.
Tip 3: Customize
This may be contradictory to tip 2, but don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors. Mix and match different combinations and toppings. If the bestsellers fail to impress you, you can even add or change an ingredient to see if you like it.
Top 10 Best Boba Drink Flavors
Among the hundred different flavors of boba drink, finding the best one can be a little challenging. And that’s why to make it easy for you, here is a list:
- (Black) Milk Tea: This is the most original form of bubble tea. Black milk tea is a classic with just tea, milk sugar, and tapioca. And, also the best.
- Mango Milk tea: If you are also a mango lover like me, this drink is just for you!
- Green Milk Tea
- Matcha Milk
- Taro Milk Tea: If you have a sweet tooth and love cookies and cream, this drink is a blessing.
- Thai Milk Tea
- Strawberry Milk Tea
- Honeydew Milk Tea: The best of the best and the most refreshing drink you can ever find.
- Coffee Milk Tea: Coffee itself is the best. And coffee with chewy toppings and cream is like the cherry on the cake.
- And last but not least, Almond Milk tea
You can go and order these ten flavors any day, any time. And you won’t be disappointed at all!
Is Boba Drink Healthy?
Boba drink is undoubtedly the tastiest drink. But, if you ask me if it is healthy or not, I would say no. Not all boba drinks are healthy enough to drink daily.
Bubble teas have a high sugar content which overshadows every health benefit that the beverage could have offered, such as the reduced risk of heart diseases and cancer due to antioxidants.
From 75% to 50%, most vendors offer reduced sugar options to even zero sugar. However, a single cup of milk tea with boba can be nearly 400 calories even without sugar!
Your Homemade Boba Drink
Sometimes buying a boba drink can be a little costly. And, you don’t know about all the ingredients that go into your drink. If you’re craving that hydrating milk tea and are willing to add a little effort, you can even make it at home!
Here’s everything you might need to make a mango boba tea (my favorite!):
- 4 sliced mangoes
- Crushed Ice
- 1/5 cup of whole milk
- Your choices of toppings.
- And vanilla syrup to serve!
Blend all the ingredients and serve it in a tall glass. Just like that, you can enjoy your very own homemade boba drink.
Can Children Drink Boba Drinks?
Any child under 13 shouldn’t drink boba with chewy toppings or tapioca pearls because it can get stuck in their throat and cause them to choke.
As I said before, boba drinks are not that healthy and not for everyone. Too much sugar and milk can cause health problems from an early age. Boba drinks can also cause problems for their digestion. That’s why boba drinks and children are always not a good match.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How many types of Boba are there?
You can find around 250 kinds of Boba flavors on the market.
Do you chew on Boba?
Yes, we chew on Boba so that we can easily swallow it.
Why is my Boba sour?
If you undercook or overcook the Tapioca pearls, then the Boba can taste sour.
There you go – welcome to the boba tea lover family! You know just what to order the next time you see a cute little bubble tea shop by the road. Save this list of the best boba drink flavors on your phone so that you can tick them off one by one.
If you’re up for some fun, try mixing and matching two different flavors. Who knows, you might find the next best thing! Remember, boba drink lover members look out for each other. And if you do, don’t be selfish and keep it to yourself.