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Old 04-19-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I remember when the trend hit locally, and me and my 2 food adventurous friends (during college) decided we were going to try this boba stuff. I hadn't been back in California for long, and there is no sweet tea in CA unless you have Boba.

Anyway, we were addicted and made boba runs at the food court once a week. Now there is boba in most Bay Area cities, and in many "non-Asian" commercial districts.

Have you had boba? Is it popular and readily available in your locale?
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:39 AM
 
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Yes considering that in my area, more than 90% of the face you'll see when you walk out of your house will be an East Asian face. I think it's sort of dying down now. The locale Black and White milk tea cafe is still packed. I just had it last Tuesday. I don't order it that much anymore as it's not really that good for you.

The latest craze is green smoothies nowadays?
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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There is a local Asian restaurant that advertises bubble tea on it take-out menu.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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Yes, I love it. We have several
Asian shops to choose from here in Dallas.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:34 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Yes, and for some reason it is popular with kids who litter their cups, so the streets are filled with containers that look like someone hocked bloody loogies or puked giant fish eggs into. It's disgusting.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:44 AM
 
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Plenty of places here in Montreal to get Bubble tea.For those who havent tried it..
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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I never had it, it looks sort of unappetizing to me so I most likely never will have it...
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:33 PM
 
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LOVE bubble tea! There are only a couple places nearby where I can get it. Hmmmm ... now I'm craving it!
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Yes considering that in my area, more than 90% of the face you'll see when you walk out of your house will be an East Asian face. I think it's sort of dying down now. The locale Black and White milk tea cafe is still packed. I just had it last Tuesday. I don't order it that much anymore as it's not really that good for you.

The latest craze is green smoothies nowadays?
All of my coworkers love boba tea. We are about 25% East Asian, but the like is universal in my office across all the ethnic groups.

(And there are so many fun flavors I don't always get the boba) in the summer I might go once every week or two. Winter pretty rarely. But all the spots are packed. There are 5 places I have noticed within a 3 block radius of my office.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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The teas are great, but the jelly balls are flavorless. I don't really understand the desire to have flavorless balls of jelly in my drink.
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