Bubble tea — aka boba tea or pearl milk tea — is a Taiwanese dessert drink that has become massively popular in the US. We’re poppin’ by tell you where you can get it in Asheville.
The newest addition
Do you have a serious sweet tooth and an eye for modern furniture? The newly opened Sweets & Seats may become your go-to. The restaurant, located downtown at 81 Patton Ave., features bubble tea, french pastries, shaved ice, and coffee. We tried the matcha latte milk tea with tapioca, and it hit the spot.
After you finally peel your eyes away from the delectable bubble tea options on the bar, you can look around for a piece of furniture and buy it through the online catalog.
Take a boba tour
A Ci-Tea, 2 Hendersonville Rd., Ste. A4 | This spot opened in late spring with a menu boasting 17 varieties of milk tea — plus, a plethora of fruit teas, smoothies, and coffees if those are more your jam.
Bluebird Bubble Tea, 117 Sweeten Creek Rd., Ste. 20 + 2 Town Square Blvd. | Sip on classic bubble tea flavors like taro and Thai tea, or mix it up with a boozy bubble tea available at its Biltmore Park location inside Thirsty Monk.
Dobra Tea, various locations | Take your pick of tea flavors and milk choices — we recommend the Tulsi Basil tea if you’re looking for something out-of-the-box.
Pop Bubble Tea 博, 640 Merrimon Ave. | Longtime friends Eva Peterson and Ashley Garrison teamed up to create an authentic bubble tea experience — order from the menu or create your own drink at this shop located inside The Hop.
Typhoon Noodle, 1834 Hendersonville Rd. | Top off your tea with sea salt creamy foam or rainbow jelly for an added treat.
Wild Ginger Noodle Bar, 1950 Hendersonville Rd., Ste. 12 | Slurp up a bowl of hot pho then finish your meal with a cold boba tea.