7 Places In India To Experience The Magic Of Boba Tea

Indulge in boba-licious wonders at India's quirkiest bubble tea havens, where delightful flavours and cosy ambiences await your taste buds.

Published On Sep 06, 2023 | Updated On May 16, 2024


Bubble tea, also known as pearl tea or boba tea, is a delightful and popular Taiwanese beverage that has taken the world by storm and is ruling Instagram. This unique drink features a refreshing combination of iced tea, milk or fruit flavours, and chewy tapioca pearls that rest at the bottom of the cup and have delightful bursts of flavour and texture that make it a full-blown sensation.

Whether you’ve been living under a rock till now, or were simply looking for an excuse, we curated a list of places to hit for the ultimate boba experience. 

Here are some of the best places in India to have boba tea

With a delicious fusion of Burmese cuisine and refreshing boba tea, this diner is an absolute delight for vegetarians. The menu boasts tantalizing dishes like Khow Suey, Samosa Soup, Lemongrass Curry, and inventive mock-meat creations, catering to various palates. The boba tea offerings are equally tea-rrific, featuring Classic Milk Tea, Thai Tea, Coconut Milk Tea, Matcha Latte, and Black Sesame Latte. For a personalized touch, you can enhance the drinks with tapioca pearls or coconut jelly.

Location: It has various outlets spread all over India, just visit their website and check if they're available in your city as well.
Price range: Rs 1,800 for two people (approx.)

This place brings the vibrant streets of Harajuku to life with an adorable and Insta-worthy ambience but its speciality lies in real Japanese cuisine, including fluffy Japanese pancakes, takoyaki, and more. While it’s crazily famous for its Jiggly Pancakes, the cafe offers much more to satisfy your taste buds including their boba tea corner which is a must-try, with a variety of flavours to choose from. Also, don't miss out on their delicious Japanese dishes like Katsu Curry Rice Bowl, Hand-Pulled Flat Noodles in Chili Oil Bowl, and Baked Curry Buns. This place is a complete treat with a delightful live dessert counter and manga-themed decor, it's a wonderland that will transport you to Japan's Kawaii culture.

Location: FF, Select City Walk Mall, Saket District Centre 1st Floor, Delhi
Price range: Rs 950 for two people (approx.)

This intimate and inviting cafe brings the authentic flavours of Taiwanese boba tea and snacks. The menu has a delightful array of boba tea flavours, including Brown Sugar Milk Tea, Winter Melon Tea, Taro Milk Tea, and Honeydew Milk Tea. People can customise their beverages by adding toppings like tapioca pearls or grass jelly for an extra burst of texture and taste. To complement the tea experience, the cafe offers amazing Taiwanese fried chicken, popcorn chicken, spring rolls, and mochi ice cream.

Location: 100 Feet Rd, Binnamangala, Stage 1, Indiranagar, Bengaluru
Price range: Rs 950 for two people (approx.)

Mongoose Asian Bubble Bar in Bandra is a heavenly spot for bubble tea lovers. Their extensive range of bubble teas, including coffee, chocolate, and fruity brews, are simply delicious. The classic Taro milk tea with tapioca pearls is a must-try, and its sturdy and attractive glass packaging ensures spill-free delivery. The Asian classics like spicy chicken bao and crispy prawn bao will complement the dedicated bubble tea menu very well. Vegans and lactose-intolerant individuals also have options like coconut, almond, or soy milk, along with various flavours of tapioca pearls.

Location: Shop Number B/6 Gagangiri CHS, Sangeet Samrat Naushad Ali Rd, Khar West, Mumbai
Price range: Rs 800 for two people (approx.)

Offering a delightful dining experience with primarily outdoor but shaded seating, and a great vibe with its diverse range of dishes from around the world, this is a unique F&B-Casual Dining outlet. Their extensive menu like Caribbean chicken sandwich and Ferrero Rocher served with chocolate and vanilla ice cream won’t disappoint you but what sets them apart is their impressive array of bubble tea options, from taro and Taiwanese to Japanese and Thai bubble teas. And don't miss their boba frappes, hazelnut frappes, and exciting flavours of popping boba like blueberry, strawberry, and tropical boba. A must-visit spot for a delightful dining and boba tea adventure.

Location: 73, 7th Cross Rd, off 27th Main Road, Phase 3, 1st Sector, HSR Layout, Bengaluru
Price range: Rs 950 for two people (approx.)

This is a chic and elegant cafe that is attached to their in-house Oxford Bookstore and offers an enticing selection of teas from various corners of the world, alongside an extensive collection of books and magazines, it's a haven for literary and tea enthusiasts alike. The boba tea menu boasts a delightful range, including Assam Milk Tea, Darjeeling Milk Tea, Earl Grey Milk Tea, and Green Tea and to add a twist, you can choose from a selection of pearls or jelly to enhance the tea experience. Delectable cakes, cookies, muffins, sandwiches, and salads available here will perfectly complement your boba. 
Location: N-81, Barakhamba Rd, Block N, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Price range: Rs 450 for two people (approx.)

This charming and vibrant cafe offers a cosy escape with a diverse selection of budget-friendly and authentic boba tea flavours. From the indulgent Caramel Brown to the smooth Ivory Silk and refreshing Peachy Oolong, there's something for everyone. The customisable options, like blackcurrant, strawberry, and mango jellies and pearls, will add a delightful twist to your evening and by the way vegans can opt for almond milk here. The warm ambience complements the delightful wraps and tea cakes on offer. It is a perfect spot to unwind, socialise, and savour the joy of boba tea in a colourful setting.

Locations: It has multiple outlets across New Delhi and Gurugram
Price range: Rs 600 for two people (approx.)

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