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Brown sugar boba tea at Ding Tea
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12 Excellent Houston-Area Boba Tea Shops

Where to find teas, slushies, milkshakes and more, all spiked with chewy tapioca pearls

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Brown sugar boba tea at Ding Tea
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Evidenced by the sheer number of shops selling the drink across the city, Houstonians love bubble tea. As such, fans of this classic Taiwanese drink also known as boba tea, which typically involves blending tea and milk together and serving it over ice with a big scoop of tapioca pearls, have plenty of options for a bubble tea fix across the city.

Whether in search of a classic milk tea or something a little more over-the-top, these 12 Houston boba tea shops will definitely satisfy. Go forth, and consider this map your bubble tea bucket list.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Teapresso Bar

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718 W 18th St Suite H
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 380-2773
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Freshly brewed and organic teas await at this Hawaii export, which boasts that it never uses powdered mixes seen in many cheap boba shops. Here, a truly extensive list of drink options is on offer, ranging from matcha lattes to strawberry-passionfruit green tea. Keep it classic with a jasmine milk tea filled with chewy tapioca pearls, or consider a Thai tea frappe loaded with egg pudding.

2. The Teahouse Tapioca & Tea

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2089 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 526-6123
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This chain operates multiple Houston outposts, making it one of the city’s most convenient (and reliably good) boba tea options. Literally hundreds of beverages are possible here, ranging from hazelnut cream tea to avocado smoothies and Vietnamese iced coffee. Load down your drink with “sinkers” like tiny tapioca, aloe vera jelly, or lychee jelly.

3. Nu Ice & Drinks

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5901 Westheimer Rd #B1
Houston, TX 77057
(832) 649-2266
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Fluffy shaved ice is the namesake of this Westheimer Road sweet shop, but the boba tea here cannot be missed. The shop’s paradise tea, a mix of jasmine tea and fresh fruit, is a perennial favorite, as is the horchata milk tea. Add in chewy honey boba, coffee jelly, or lychee popping boba for the perfect tea that also serves as a light snack.

4. Tealicious Drinks

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4810 Calhoun Rd #104
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 747-6565
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Keep it classic at this boba tea chain with traditional flavors like honeydew, jasmine, coconut, or almond milk tea with a heaping scoop of boba. For folks who can’t decide, Tealicious also offers a split cup option, which allows boba enthusiasts to try two different flavors of tea at once for just 30 cents extra.

5. Ding Tea Houston

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9600 Bellaire Blvd Ste 138
Houston, TX 77036
(346) 335-3972
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Brown sugar boba tea is the biggest trend in drinks right now, and you’ll find Houston’s best at Ding Tea. Spiked with a rich brown sugar syrup and filled with tons of boba or coffee jelly, this is the drink that you’ve been seeing all over Instagram.

6. 7 Leaves Cafe

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9798 Bellaire Blvd Suite B
Houston, TX 77036
(832) 409-5538
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This shop obsessively preps raw ingredients like pandan and taro roots for its ridiculously fresh milk teas, and one sip proves that the effort is worth it. For a refreshing sip, try the jasmine tea topped with sea salt infused “sea cream,” or for those in need of something a bit sweeter, go for the taro-jasmine milk tea.

7. Kim's Tea House Bellaire

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14420 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77083
(832) 328-4050
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Slushies, smoothies, coffee drinks, and more await at this boba tea favorite. Order a fizzy strawberry soda filled with tons of chewy jelly, or keep it classic with a tangy, refreshing dried plum green tea.

8. Tea Top

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9889 Bellaire Blvd E203
Houston, TX 77036
(281) 501-1381
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Serious tea enthusiasts will find a lot to like at Tea Top, which boasts tons of different flavors and tea options ranging from classic oolong to Darjeeling, honey-lemon black tea, and yogurt-infused green tea. For a 100% caffeine free option, consider a mung bean slushie spiked with coconut jelly and tapioca pearls.

9. Sharetea

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9889 Bellaire Blvd Ste E213
Houston, TX 77036
(832) 730-4899

This massive Taiwanese chain’s outpost in Dun Huang Plaza boasts some of Asiatown’s best bubble tea options. The classic milk tea is perfectly balanced and filled with tons of boba, while fresher options like peach-kiwi tea are great when it’s hot. For a seriously decadent drink, go for the strawberry ice blended — it’s spiked with tons of lychee jelly and a scoop of ice cream.

mango tea with boba Sharetea/Facebook

10. Kung Fu Tea

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9889 Bellaire Blvd #222
Houston, TX 77036
(832) 831-9288
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This massive chain has tons of locations and an equally impressive menu, which means that it can a little bit difficult to pick the perfect boba tea. It’s really impossible to go wrong with a classic milk tea and tapioca situation here, but pay attention to the more out-there options — drinks like fruity rosehip lemonade and jujube tea topped with milk foam are equally compelling.

11. Zero Degrees

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10603 Bellaire Blvd Suite B101
Houston, TX 77072
(346) 219-0872
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Over-the-top drinks are the name of the game at this chain, known for its spicy watermelon smoothies, ube milkshakes garnished with rainbow candy and toasted marshmallow, and “tiger sugar” milk teas. Add a scoop of honey boba or coconut-lychee jelly for the perfect mix of chilly and chewy.

12. I Heart Boba

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11747 W Bellfort Ave
Stafford, TX 77477
(832) 243-1970
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Whether you’re in need of a caffeine fix or vitamin infusion, I Heart Boba has tons of options. Consider the almond cream milk tea, iced blueberry tea, or fresh honeydew juice, or keep it simple with a classic Vietnamese iced coffee spiked with boba.

1. Teapresso Bar

718 W 18th St Suite H, Houston, TX 77008

Freshly brewed and organic teas await at this Hawaii export, which boasts that it never uses powdered mixes seen in many cheap boba shops. Here, a truly extensive list of drink options is on offer, ranging from matcha lattes to strawberry-passionfruit green tea. Keep it classic with a jasmine milk tea filled with chewy tapioca pearls, or consider a Thai tea frappe loaded with egg pudding.

718 W 18th St Suite H
Houston, TX 77008

2. The Teahouse Tapioca & Tea

2089 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

This chain operates multiple Houston outposts, making it one of the city’s most convenient (and reliably good) boba tea options. Literally hundreds of beverages are possible here, ranging from hazelnut cream tea to avocado smoothies and Vietnamese iced coffee. Load down your drink with “sinkers” like tiny tapioca, aloe vera jelly, or lychee jelly.

2089 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

3. Nu Ice & Drinks

5901 Westheimer Rd #B1, Houston, TX 77057

Fluffy shaved ice is the namesake of this Westheimer Road sweet shop, but the boba tea here cannot be missed. The shop’s paradise tea, a mix of jasmine tea and fresh fruit, is a perennial favorite, as is the horchata milk tea. Add in chewy honey boba, coffee jelly, or lychee popping boba for the perfect tea that also serves as a light snack.

5901 Westheimer Rd #B1
Houston, TX 77057

4. Tealicious Drinks

4810 Calhoun Rd #104, Houston, TX 77004

Keep it classic at this boba tea chain with traditional flavors like honeydew, jasmine, coconut, or almond milk tea with a heaping scoop of boba. For folks who can’t decide, Tealicious also offers a split cup option, which allows boba enthusiasts to try two different flavors of tea at once for just 30 cents extra.

4810 Calhoun Rd #104
Houston, TX 77004

5. Ding Tea Houston

9600 Bellaire Blvd Ste 138, Houston, TX 77036

Brown sugar boba tea is the biggest trend in drinks right now, and you’ll find Houston’s best at Ding Tea. Spiked with a rich brown sugar syrup and filled with tons of boba or coffee jelly, this is the drink that you’ve been seeing all over Instagram.

9600 Bellaire Blvd Ste 138
Houston, TX 77036

6. 7 Leaves Cafe

9798 Bellaire Blvd Suite B, Houston, TX 77036

This shop obsessively preps raw ingredients like pandan and taro roots for its ridiculously fresh milk teas, and one sip proves that the effort is worth it. For a refreshing sip, try the jasmine tea topped with sea salt infused “sea cream,” or for those in need of something a bit sweeter, go for the taro-jasmine milk tea.

9798 Bellaire Blvd Suite B
Houston, TX 77036

7. Kim's Tea House Bellaire

14420 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77083

Slushies, smoothies, coffee drinks, and more await at this boba tea favorite. Order a fizzy strawberry soda filled with tons of chewy jelly, or keep it classic with a tangy, refreshing dried plum green tea.

14420 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77083

8. Tea Top

9889 Bellaire Blvd E203, Houston, TX 77036

Serious tea enthusiasts will find a lot to like at Tea Top, which boasts tons of different flavors and tea options ranging from classic oolong to Darjeeling, honey-lemon black tea, and yogurt-infused green tea. For a 100% caffeine free option, consider a mung bean slushie spiked with coconut jelly and tapioca pearls.

9889 Bellaire Blvd E203
Houston, TX 77036

9. Sharetea

9889 Bellaire Blvd Ste E213, Houston, TX 77036
mango tea with boba Sharetea/Facebook

This massive Taiwanese chain’s outpost in Dun Huang Plaza boasts some of Asiatown’s best bubble tea options. The classic milk tea is perfectly balanced and filled with tons of boba, while fresher options like peach-kiwi tea are great when it’s hot. For a seriously decadent drink, go for the strawberry ice blended — it’s spiked with tons of lychee jelly and a scoop of ice cream.

9889 Bellaire Blvd Ste E213
Houston, TX 77036

10. Kung Fu Tea

9889 Bellaire Blvd #222, Houston, TX 77036

This massive chain has tons of locations and an equally impressive menu, which means that it can a little bit difficult to pick the perfect boba tea. It’s really impossible to go wrong with a classic milk tea and tapioca situation here, but pay attention to the more out-there options — drinks like fruity rosehip lemonade and jujube tea topped with milk foam are equally compelling.

9889 Bellaire Blvd #222
Houston, TX 77036

11. Zero Degrees

10603 Bellaire Blvd Suite B101, Houston, TX 77072

Over-the-top drinks are the name of the game at this chain, known for its spicy watermelon smoothies, ube milkshakes garnished with rainbow candy and toasted marshmallow, and “tiger sugar” milk teas. Add a scoop of honey boba or coconut-lychee jelly for the perfect mix of chilly and chewy.

10603 Bellaire Blvd Suite B101
Houston, TX 77072

12. I Heart Boba

11747 W Bellfort Ave, Stafford, TX 77477

Whether you’re in need of a caffeine fix or vitamin infusion, I Heart Boba has tons of options. Consider the almond cream milk tea, iced blueberry tea, or fresh honeydew juice, or keep it simple with a classic Vietnamese iced coffee spiked with boba.

11747 W Bellfort Ave
Stafford, TX 77477

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