While there are many versions of boba drinks out there, Milk Box pushes the notion that proper milk tea should be made without artificial ingredients or flavors. From activated charcoal to ceremonial matcha, adding boba is almost an afterthought with its photo-worthy sips. Drinks are purposely crafted on the mildly sweet side, so you can actually taste what you’ve been missing out on. And with its first drive-thru (in Westminster), access to the best boba milk teas also means not having to get out of your car.
27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., Ste. 329-5, Mission Viejo, (949) 420-9191; also at 2493 Park Ave., Ste. 42, Tustin, (714) 712-0143; and 10051 McFadden Ave., Westminster, (714) 884-4102; milkboxbar.com.
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