10 Great Boba Places in Orange County

10 Great Boba Places in Orange County
Paul Bernabe

The last time we took a boba census, Lollicup, 85 C Bakery, and Guppy's dominated the landscape, but things have changed so much since then. Though those three boba shops remain popular, new cafés have come along, attracting their own fanbases with drinks in pretty gradients, unique bottles, and a whole lot of sea cream.

So, in case you were wondering dear reader, those small black balls of tapioca aren't going away anytime soon. Rather, boba's spot as a Southern Californian staples means they're only going to get better.

10. TeaArias (Huntington Beach)

10 Great Boba Places in Orange County
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If you want a good crepe cake, get one at TeaArias where thinly layered crepes and cream are built on top of each other. You'll want to eat one of these with, perhaps, their house milk tea (which strikes a fine balance between sugar and milk), avocado smoothie, or other milky/fruity drink combinations.

7184 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (714) 596-8780; teaarias.com; Instagram: @teaarias

9. Craved Tea Lounge (Fountain Valley)

10 Great Boba Places in Orange County
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A nice addition to any boba shop is good snacks, which not all of them have. At Craved Tea Lounge, the garlic fries are the perfect partner for any sweet drink. One drink you can pair the fries with is the YOLO, which is their version of Half & Half's milk iced drink. If you want to get even deeper into their mad-scientist-like concoctions, here's as challenge for you: try uncovering their hidden menu.

16501 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, (714) 839-8919; facebook.com/Craved.Tea

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