Southern Utah’s Favorite Boba Spots
I’m very much a coffee person, but one of my new favorite drinks has become boba. What’s boba you ask? Well, it’s a drink from Taiwan that originated in the 1980s according to Wikipedia, and also according to Wikipedia, it made its way to the United States sometime in the 1990s.
I’m sure thinking, okay cool, I know where it came from but that doesn't really tell me what’s in it. According to Matthew Wong of New York City-based bubble tea store Tea and Milk in a Delish article, its tapioca pearls often simmered in a sugary syrup to sweeten them. Once sweetened, the tapioca pearls are added to a base like a milk tea, green tea, black tea, coffee, slushie, or even a smoothie.
Now that we’re on the same page about what boba is, I went to social media to ask you what your favorite boba spots in southern Utah are and you didn’t let me down. Here are some of your favorite boba spots along with a few of my own:
Chat Chat Boba: with locations in Cedar City and St. George, this is one of your favorites and also one of the spots I’ve been to several times. My favorite drink has a coconut milk base with either strawberry or mango popping boba. Located at 5 North Main Street in Cedar City and 245 Red Cliffs Dr in The Promenade at Red Cliffs in St. George.
Red cliffs Boba Tea & Co.: located at 2654 Red Cliffs Dr. in St. George.
K-Bar: located in St. George at 929 West Sunset Blvd.
JJ Asian Market: located at 1180 Sage Drive in Cedar City. Not only can you get boba here, but you can also pick up some tasty snacks from all across Asia.
I’ll leave a link here to Safiya Nygaard's video about running a boba shop for a day so you can see more about what goes into making boba.