Student-run business aiming for authenticity, quality, and passion. Challenging the unhealthy stigma associated with boba one step at a time.
It All Started With Boba
Basically Boba was created out of my growing resentment towards the low-quality, unhealthy boba served in the Bay Area. Many boba shops chose to use cheaper and unhealthier alternatives to flavor their drinks — “fruit” syrups that are 99% high fructose corn syrup, “milk” powder that doesn’t even contain real dairy, and tea leaves reused beyond their capacity just to save some money.
We believe in providing high-quality boba drinks using the healthiest and freshest ingredients; crafted by the best brew. No powders. No syrups. No artificial additives. Basically put, we use premium loose-leaf tea and boba sourced from the highest quality tea vendors from Taiwan.
"The boba tastes super great! It's really nice having fresh boba at school since we can't get that anywhere else. The drinks are so good—epsecially the coffee."
— Akanksha Banerjee
"It tastes really fresh. It's basically boba."
— Daniel Wu