Boba and Bubble Tea in Indy

Boba (aka bubble tea) has grown in popularity in Indy, and for good reason. This unique chunky beverage is not only refreshing and tasty, but it’s also fun to drink, too. These brightly colored beverages with gummy balls on the bottom of the cup are fun for kids, and let’s face it, fun for adults, too.  

What is Boba and Bubble Tea? 

The word “boba” is used to describe small, chewy pearls made from tapioca, a naturally gluten-free starch that comes from cassava root. To get the tapioca pearls to a soft, slurpable consistency, the boba balls are boiled until they’re tender. These gummy pearls are added to your choice of beverage (usually a tea-based drink) and gather at the bottom of your cup. They look like little bubbles — hence the term “bubble tea.”  

As you drink your beverage, the boba pearls are slurped through a straw, and you can drink and chew your beverage at the same time! It’s a unique flavor and texture experience. Kids especially get a thrill from boba and bubble tea, because drinking bubble tea is like playing a guessing game: You never know when a boba pearl will pop into your mouth!  

Where to Find Boba and Bubble Tea in Indy 

Here are some places where you can find this unique drink!  

Boba & Everything 

1220 Waterway Blvd., Indianapolis 

Harmony Tea Shoppe 

1031 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis 

Kung Fu Tea 

Multiple locations 

Pana Donuts, Coffee & Boba 

Multiple locations 


530 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 180, Indianapolis 

Youmi Crepes & Bubble Tea 

823 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis 

Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe is the editor of Indy's Child and Southwest Ohio Parent magazines. She has a BA in Journalism from California State University Northridge, and has been involved in the print and digital publishing world for most of her life. Born and raised in Southern California, Nicole traded the city and sun for corn and creeks, and now lives in central Indiana with her husband, two sons and Collie. Her latest book for children, “All About Me! Art Journal” was published in 2022 by Walter Foster Jr. In her spare time, she likes traveling with her family, enjoying good food and drink, volunteering at her children’s schools and around her community, and practicing yoga.

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