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Boba Tea in Tampa?

askdrtodd Feb 22, 2010 04:42 AM

Only Places I know of are Kalesia out by USF (Fletcher I believe) and Got Tea on Waters (near Yummy House). Also Saigon Deli has it but they only use half & half and I can never finish one without taking a couple naps.

Any good bubble tea closer to downtown or westshore?

  1. Mild Bill Feb 22, 2010 07:38 PM

    I clicked just to make sure you knew about 'Got Tea' next to Yummy House...

    I LOVE their Taro Coconut Slush---- and I've blown away everybody I turned on to it....

    The only other GOOD Boba place I know is on Anderson Road near Gunn Highway...

    Tropical Splash Cafe
    12080 Anderson Rd, Tampa, FL 33625

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    1. re: Mild Bill
      askdrtodd Feb 23, 2010 05:02 AM

      oooohhhhhhhhhh! I have a new place to try! Nice :)

      1. re: askdrtodd
        OH2FL Feb 23, 2010 06:21 AM

        If you're south and have a hankering... Thuy Cafe in St Pete has LOTS of flavors of boba. Can't be in the neighborhood w/o getting a banh mi and tea.

        1. re: OH2FL
          askdrtodd Feb 23, 2010 07:08 PM

          funny you mention, my wife once worked at the dealership across the street there, we've eaten at thuy and the neighboring spots a few times, always good.

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      rayzhou Feb 25, 2010 06:50 AM

      This small place I believe called Thai Market (they're take out and a market) on S. Dale Mabry has bubble tea.

      1. Manderley Feb 25, 2010 05:10 PM

        okay what am i missing? what is boba tea/bubble tea? looks like i'm in for a treat, huh? how did this one slip past me??

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          Manderley Feb 25, 2010 05:15 PM

          i just googled. okay this sounds good. it's after 9pm on a friday night...and i'm wondering how late Got Tea is open....taro coconut slush here i come....:)

          1. re: Manderley
            TampaAurora Feb 25, 2010 05:41 PM

            Skip Got Tea and head straight for Kalesia. I've been going there for years (since they opened) and they have yet to disappoint me. Their Boba is the best around, their tea selection is varied and the owners are two great ladies who truly care about their customers.

            1. re: TampaAurora
              askdrtodd Feb 26, 2010 04:05 AM

              Kalesia's boba is of the highest quality, yes, but they don't have some of the cool stuff like taro powder, etc (at least they didn't last time i was there)

              I would say for a first timer, get a taro milk tea over ice (not a slushy), and explore from there :)

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