10 Best Bubble Tea Places in New York

Love hot tea? Iced tea? Consider yourself a tea fanatic? Then you’ve probably tried every possible bubble tea you can get your hands on. Made with giant tapioca balls, bubble tea can be one of the best drinks around. These places in New York are sure to make you love it even more—and if you’ve never had bubble tea, best start here.

Boba Guys, New York, NY

Boba Guys categorizes their drinks into three sections: build your own, seasonal, and specialty. The build your own section lets you create your tea from start to finish, with loose leaf tea options like lychee green, muscat oolong, rose black, and decaf black. You can sweeten it or add milk—just be sure you don’t forget the boba!

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ViVi Bubble Tea, New York, NY

ViVi opened in 2007 and launched the Taiwanese bubble tea business in the states. They’ve got a variety of tea options, from signature flavors like blue galaxy to flavored options like jasmine peach. And while they have ten different choices for milk tea, the best is by far the ViVi bubble milk tea.

Tea Talk, Poughkeepsie, NY

Tea Talk’s bubble tea is only $4.50 for every 22-ounce cup. You start by choosing your bubble tea flavor: 18 different milk tea options (like almond and french lavender) and 18 different fruit tea options (like white peach and acai palmberry). You then choose from three different tea bases, finally choosing from 17 different flavors of boba, from green kiwi pearl pop to coffee jelly to aloe vera cube.

Ruby Asian Bistro, Albany, NY

Ruby Asian Bistro serves bubble tea with pearl to have alongside your sushi. While it isn’t a strict bubble tea shop, they do offer a choice between Ruby classic black tea, honeydew, mango, strawberry, taro, chai tea, jasmine green tea, Thai tea, or coconut. Each drink is only $3.50!

Bubble Tea-ology, Monroe, NY

Bubble Tea-ology has medium ($3.75) and large ($4.75) options for boba tropical milk tea, floral milk tea, fruit smoothies, and fruit tea. There are 11 different tropical milk tea options, seven floral milk tea options, 14 fruit smoothie options, and 11 fruit tea options. Whether you’re in the mood for mango, lychee, almond milk, honeydew, or pineapple boba tea, Bubble Tea-ology has you covered.

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Crazy Bowlz, Kingston, NY

Crazy Bowlz has juice tea and milk tea options for you to choose from, each for $4. Some of them include red guava, white peach, matcha green tea, eternal lover, and mango cream. Extra boba can be added for just 50 cents (who can say no?!) and come in six different flavors: tapioca, pineapple jelly, coffee jelly, lychee jelly, mango poppin’ and strawberry poppin’.

Euphoria Smoothies CNY, Clinton, NY

Euphoria Smoothies serves their bubble tea hot or cold. Their tea comes in seven different flavors, each with tapioca pearls sitting at the bottom for you to enjoy. You can choose from coconut knockout, mango fandango, matcha green tea, milk tea, pina colada paradise, taro teaser, and Thai tea.

Tai Chi Bubble Tea, Irondequoit, NY

Tai Chi Bubble Tea has small and large options, as well as the possibility of having your drink as a smoothie or served hot. You start by choosing a base: milk tea, fruit tea, smoothie, hot special, or milk crush. From there, you pick one of Tai Chi’s many flavors in your base category. And finally, you get to pick from a selection of boba, like tapioca pearls, red bean, lychee jelly, or passion fruit boba.

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Mightea Boba, Canandaigua, NY

Mightea Boba has you start by picking a base: green tea, black tea, decaf tea, or even just water! You can choose from over 30 flavors—like almond, blue hawaiian, mocha, and wintermelon—to get a tea perfectly suited to your tastes. Then finally, personalized the drink with one of their add-ins: traditional tapioca boba, popping pearls (like blueberry, cherry, and mango), or specialty jellies (lychee coconut and coffee). 

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Pulp 716 Coffee & Comics, Lockport, NY

Pulp 716 has fruit and milk bubble tea options, each for $3.99. Fruit tea options range from raspberry lemonade to tequila sunrise surprise to rose to maine blueberry, while the milk tea options include a spiced chai tea, matcha, honeydew, and Vermont maple. Each bubble tea additionally has the option to be made as a slush!

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