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We grew up drinking milk tea and to this day are still obsessed about it. We started Boba Guys as a way to share the milk tea we remember from our childhood (only this time with fresh ingredients; none of the powdered stuff).

We use only the finest ingredients: Straus Family Creamery organic milk accompanied with homebrewed heirloom organic tea from Five Mountains. Our syrup and almond jelly is homemade and we use Grade A balls. (We just like saying that. )

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Grade A Balls x The Big Apple: Boba Guys Pop-Up NYC

Bin Chen

Part of our mission at Boba Guys is to bridge cultures through our milk tea. We took the beloved “bubble tea” from our Eastern Taiwanese roots and introduced it to our Western (American) next-level quality ingredients and business concepts. Now, we’re doing the whole "East meets West" thing again, except this time we’re taking our Cali-Western roots and popping up on the East Coast! 

We’re going back to our pop-up roots & bringing our Grade A Balls to the Big Apple!

Same housemade, #nextlevelquality ingredients you know and love, just this time we’re partnering up Battenkill Valley Creamery. We searched the entire city and finally found the Straus Family Creamery our #nextlevelquality milk teas needed. The crème de la crème. The Brad to our Angelina. The Kim to our Kanye. The Ellen to our Portia. The Michelle to our Obama. Battenkill milk is just a local, natural, rich and smoooooth as Straus. plus it comes from the happiest of local New York cows. Now, combined with using Tea People, loose leaf premium teas, and our housemade syrup, our milk teas are ready to win over the hearts and tastebuds of NYC. 

So if you happen to be in NYC or know some New Yorker boba lovers (or potential new addicts) share our event on Facebook or come check us out in person! 

Here’s the nitty gritty:
When: September 26-27, 12-5pm
Where: LMHQ: 150 Broadway, Floor 20, New York, NY
(Between Liberty and Maiden Lane)

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Bin Chen

Boba Guys and Gals,
Our pop-up in Berkeley is closed indefinitely. We’ve been trying over the last month to update our listing on Yelp but it hasn’t changed, so we want to announce this on our Facebook page. (Sorry to those who find this irrelevant!)

As many of you know, we are about radical transparency, so here’s the situation. It’s mainly due to staffing. Eek! We LOVED being in Berkeley as it’s where Andrew spent his undergrad and grad. The lines, chats, and passionate fans made it all worth it. However, as we tried to ramp up again, we felt like we couldn’t execute Berkeley without compromising on quality. And for us, we pride ourselves on being one of the highest quality boba shops in the world for both our product and customer service.

So here’s the plan: we’re hiring like crazy, but we need someone who can manage the post out there in Berkeley. We also need someone who can help lead the team there. All of our current team leads are staffed on other sites/projects. And because our processes are so unique, we can’t hire just any person who managed cafes or other boba shops… we’ve tried and it doesn’t work for us. We make almost everything in-house and work with hard-to-access ingredients like Straus organic milk or Califia Farms almond milk… the processes and relationships are hard for newbies to pick up immediately.

Bottom line: our alcoholic boba in Berkeley is on hold indefinitely. We’re looking for good people represent us in Berkeley, so if you have any leads, let us know! Our email is info [at]

We’ll also put this announcement on our blog and website. We’ll continue pinging Yelp to get our listing updated. Sorry in advance for any confusion.

Thanks again and ‪#‎FightThePowder‬!

Andrew & Bin

Bin Chen

We were the first to do it at our old popup shop and now we’re bringing it back at our new Berkeley popup…reintroducing Alcoholic Boba!

Boba Guys Berkeley Popup
2502 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley (Telegraph & Dwight)
Friday & Saturday: 5pm to 10pm

Bin Chen

Back in 2011 we were just two rice cookers and a milk crate, serving tea out the side of a ramen restaurant. Even though we’ve learned a lot since then and we have a real shop now, we haven’t forgotten our beginner’s spirit.

We are happy to announce that we’re doing another popup, just like the old days! This time it’s in Berkeley, inside Happy Valley Restaurant (Telegraph & Dwight).