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Boba tea being made in a local tea shop near The Ranch at Shadow Lake in Houston, Texas



Boba tea is a sweet drink combining milk, flavored tea, and tapioca pearls. It originated in Taiwan in the 1980s, and today, it's a favorite around the world. If you would like to enjoy some boba tea, visit one of these destinations near our Houston apartments. You'll find a variety of flavors, including classic and one-of-a-kind recipes:


Houston is home to the first Teaspresso Bar outside of Hawaii. Founders Patrick and Li graduated from the University of Houston in 2011. They traveled around the world to discover the finest cuisine and used their newfound knowledge to open Teaspresso. They never use powdered mixes or other artificial ingredients, and drinks can be customized. Boba tea flavors include jasmine, honeydew, and rose black.


Established in 2006, Tea Top was the first in the industry to use premium high mountain tea leaves in its bubble tea. Founder David Yang grew up in a family that planted and baked tea from dawn to dusk. He decided to open his own business after his grandfather told him that he had a special gift. The shop boasts a casual setting, and the staff enjoys helping everyone find a new favorite drink. Boba tea flavors include oolong, taro, and brown sugar jasmine.


Zero Degrees is an Asian-Hispanic destination featuring bold flavors and a famous mango slush. Everything on the menu is created from scratch using the finest, freshest ingredients. The shop offers a laid-back atmosphere and is a must-visit after a day of shopping. Boba tea flavors include classic milk, jasmine, and tiger sugar. Add a scoop of the honey pearls for the perfect blend of cool and chewy.

Along with these boba tea destinations, our Houston, Texas apartments are also near premier shopping destinations and world-class spas. If you're looking for a place to call home, please contact us. We'll show you firsthand all we have to offer.