The U.S. is seeing a massive shortage of boba — or bubble tea — as tapioca starch shipments from overseas are delayed due to the recent shipping disaster in the Suez Canal, among other reasons.
Tommy Huang, senior sales manager at Hayward’s Leadway International Inc., one of Northern California’s largest boba suppliers, predicted tapioca pearls would become a luxury “in the next week or so” due to the shortage, according to the SF Chronicles.
Past patrons, social media users and a city councilmember have come together in support of a family-owned business after becoming the target of an online smear campaign by a customer who was reportedly given the wrong order.
Cafe Tapioca, a popular bubble tea shop in Hercules, California, has been receiving negative reviews on Yelp from customer Jessica Breaux and her friends.
A nurse in Singapore is now behind bars after violating a home quarantine order multiple times that included leaving to buy some boba.
Nurul Afiqah Binte Mohammed, 22, who was formerly employed at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), was given a 14-day stay-home notice after returning from a vacation in Australia on March 21, 2020.
The hot beverage, officially “Crunchy Milk Tea with Brown Sugar Jelly,” is The Alley Canada’s first new drink of 2021, available at locations in Vancouver (985 Hornby St.) and Richmond (8368 Capstan Way).
A boba tea shop in Las Vegas became the target of threats for their political beliefs last week.
Milk+T, which also runs stores in Los Angeles and Beaverton, Oregon, received calls from a man furious about Pride and Biden-Harris flags they had displayed at the branch.
The world has changed so much in 2020 — for one, wearing a face mask is now an essential part of life. We all have to wear one to protect others around us, but we have one big problem: having to take our masks off to simply have a drink, which could potentially expose ourselves and others. What if you could drink with your mask on AND stay completely covered and unexposed?
This is the genius behind the Redee Mask, a creation of a New Jersey-based company founded by Asian American entrepreneur Ryan Lee who previously made headlines for Redee Patch, a patch designed to fight “Asian glow”.
An Ethiopian woman accused an Asian-owned boba tea shop of “stealing Black culture” by claiming an African American slang for its name.
The incident, which was caught on video, took place at Trap Tea in Aurora, Colorado last Friday.
As COVID-19 continues to hurt small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across America, San Francisco-based bubble milk tea store, Boba Guys, has announced that they had to lay off 90% of their staff in order to prevent drying up.
Boba Guys was founded by entrepreneurs Andrew Chau and Bin Chen in 2011, and has since taken pride in offering products of “next level quality.” Their outlets can be found in major cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.
As “bobaddicts” all over Asia and the U.S. have gone to incorporate bubble tea in just about everything, the Unicode Consortium announced the inclusion of the popular drink in the latest set of 117 new emoji.
“Bobaddiction” has just reached a new level in Thailand, where it has now taken the form of a body lotion.
Just in time for the New Year, local beauty brand Mistine launched its Milk Tea Body Lotion, made from actual black tea and milk!
Galina Lang has worked for three years as a part-time boba barista while studying marketing at a Bay Area university when she began to notice the mounds of plastic cups and straws piling up every day.
“More than 60,000,000 plastic boba cups are estimated to end up in the ocean on an annual basis until 2023,” she told NextShark. While so many of us drink boba regularly without a second thought, our addiction could also have terrible implications for the environment.
A trio of college students developed and designed a program that allows people to track how much they are spending on boba milk tea.
Boba Watch, now available for iOS and Android, emerged from a Facebook group called Subtle Asian Traits (SAT), where it has gone viral and has since then been downloaded thousands of times.