Whether or not you call this caffeinated heaven in a cup “Bubble Tea” or “Boba Tea,” there’s no denying this drink has quickly become a millennial favorite. There’s nothing like sweet chewy tea to quickly turn a bad day into a good one. From taro to mango to strawberry, matcha, jasmine, and honeydew, bubble tea is a year-round delicacy. With tapioca pearls being hard to come by, homemade bubble tea is hardly even an option. Meaning locals will find this list of boba tea spots both in and near Cary to be a lifesaver.
966 High House Rd Suite 124, Cary, NC 27513
Hailed the “Starbucks of Bubble Tea,” Kung Fu Tea does not disappoint with its large selection of milk teas. The menu is indicative of dietary restrictions like dairy-free, caffeine-free, vegan, and gluten-free. Best sellers include their Coconut milk tea and Winter melon milk tea.
6418 Tryon Rd, Cary, NC 27518
Premium teas sourced from authentic tea farms and prepared with real juice, fresh fruits, fresh milk, and fine grade tea leaves. All teas are 100% non-homogenized, antibiotic-free, GMO-free, and provide rich omega-3s. You can also treat yourself to some organic rolled ice cream.
12102 Bradford Green Square, Cary, NC 27513
An extensive selection of milk teas, premium drinks, and specialty drinks. Customizations offered for every single drink include milk options, sweetness levels, and hot or iced. Grab yourself a beloved Thai tea and pastry on any day of the week.
2304 Hillsborough St Ste 100 Raleigh, NC 27607
Right down the street from NC State University, Moge Tee prides itself on its fresh fruits and authentic teas. Menu options ranging from fruit teas to milk teas, include green tea mochi, mango, and brown sugar. A local favorite includes their Cheese foam optional topping that’s been described to “leave a salty, creamy taste.”
3221 Avent Ferry Rd Raleigh, NC 27606
Called a “hidden gem of the Southeast Raleigh area,” Bumble Tea is loved for its assortment of milk teas. Ranging from classic flavors to rose, Boba is an optional add-in for each and every tea. Outside of teas, “Bumble Waffles”– equipped with ice cream & toppings, and fruit smoothies are also consumer favorites.
13001 Hillsborough St Ste 108 Raleigh, NC 27607
An Asian-inspired Tea House offering both craft teas and a snack bar. Consumer favorites include their Jasmine, oolong, and black milk teas. This boba spot promises an authentic Taiwanese tea experience with each visit.
1011 Beaver Creek Commons Dr Apex, NC 27502
A locally owned cafe serving bubble tea and rolled ice cream. Each delicacy prepared from fresh, daily-cut fruits. Offering a casual, relaxing atmosphere for groups ready to kick back and play their publicly available board games.
120 E Martin St Raleigh, NC 27601
Asian-fusion dishes and an amazing assortment of brewed teas without and with alcohol. Praised for its “IG-worthy” aesthetics and inviting environment, Budacai is loved for more than just its boba teas. Avocado spring rolls, bulgogi bowls, and crispy tofu bao buns are just a few of their food options that keep customers coming back.
1350 5th Ave Ste 250 Garner, NC 27529
Their unique selection of both boba and ice cream flavors is enough to justify the slightly longer drive from Cary. Matcha, taro, chocolate, peanut butter, coconut, and butterscotch are just a few of the flavors you’ll spot here. The perfect spot for a mid-day sweet tooth.
3460 Ten Ten Rd Ste 116 Cary, NC 27518
Don’t let the fact this spot is marketed as a “frozen yogurt cafe” scare you into thinking you won’t be getting your bubble tea fix. While their frozen yogurt & froyo shakes are to die for, their milk tea variations include Mocha, Black Rose, Black, Blue Hawaii, Coconut, Green Tea Latte, Honey Dew, Taro, and more.
222 Glenwood Ave Ste 113 Raleigh, NC 27603
You’ll be able to have your Bubble Tea and Vietnamese cuisine fix all-in-one. Anise offers Bubble Tea prepared from high quality black tea leaves and select ingredients shipped directly from Taiwan, combined with a choice variety of fresh fruits.
2143 Ten Ten Rd Apex, NC 27539
A fusion of both Taiwanese and Japanese cuisine served alongside Black Tea, Green Tea, and Milk Tea, and of course, Boba Tea. The perfect spot for authentic, affordable Asian cuisine.