What Type of Tea Is in Bubble Tea?


As the name implies, bubble tea is traditionally made using a tea base. Most bubble tea shops make their bubble tea exclusively with black tea, which is known as red tea in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China. Earl Grey is one of the most popular types of black tea used to make boba tea.

Although black tea is by far the predominant type of bubble tea base, some locations offer other options. For example, green tea, and particularly jasmine green tea, is sometimes used. Also, many shops include matcha green tea-flavored boba tea on their menu. Oolong tea is sometimes an option, as well. Finally, some tea houses offer a choice of white tea base, which can be ideal for anyone who is sensitive to the flavors of black or green tea.

Happy TeaHouse & Café specializes in making fresh tapioca and delicious bubble tea in Houston. For questions about our menu options or hours, you can reach us by calling (713) 469-3275.