Article and Photos by Anna Scordato
I first heard of bubble tea two years ago while in Washington State. It was a popular drink in the Pacific Northwest and has been a growing trend across the country. Bubble tea is a Taiwanese drink with a tea base, mixed with fruit or milk, and complemented with either “jellies” or chewy tapioca pearls, commonly referred to as boba.
Some friends and I ventured to The Boba House last Friday night, and we were stunned by how inviting and unique this little place was on the inside. The room was filled with good music, kind people, and an engaging, open atmosphere.
It is located just off of Bruce B Downs Blvd., tucked into a strip off of University Square Dr. In addition to being close to campus, The Boba House is affordable, and welcoming. Drink specials can be acquired by purchasing a bracelet at a one-time cost of $3, and there is an open mic night every Friday from 9 p.m. to midnight. There are also board games, video games, and a place to swap books. All of this being absolutely free of charge.
The Boba House has thousands of flavor combinations, and boba can be added to any drink, whether it be iced coffee, tea or a smoothie. My personal favorite is called “Boba Patch”, which is a raspberry and pear smoothie. If you are interested in coffee flavors, lavender and honey is a surprisingly tasty combination!
Whether you are craving a night out, or are looking to enjoy an afternoon drink with a friend, consider checking out The Boba House. If you have been there before, feel free to share your favorite drink combination or your experiences at open mic night!