Slowly but surely, New York City’s boba scene keeps growing. The craze over tapioca balls bobbing in various tea-based drinks, also called bubble tea, started in Taiwan and various shops have been a staple in Chinatown for years. These days, international chains and mom-and-pop shops keep popping up throughout the city to meet the seemingly never-ending appetite for the drinks.
But it can be overwhelming to choose from different teas, toppings, and milk options. Creating a best-selling boba drink has become an art form of sorts as many boba store owners keep finding creative ways to invent new drinks while maintaining traditional methods. There’s a good chance one of the spots on this curated list can customize a boba drink that shows why the beverage’s popularity has only increased through the years.
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