It’s Bubble Tea Day! Where can you get it in Dayton?

Millions of Milk Tea, a Taiwanese-inspired bubble tea retailer that touts its “authentic oriental flavor,” will open at Cincinnati Premium Outlets in Monroe this summer.
Millions of Milk Tea, a Taiwanese-inspired bubble tea retailer that touts its “authentic oriental flavor,” will open at Cincinnati Premium Outlets in Monroe this summer.

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Credit: CONTRIBUTED

It’s National Bubble Tea Day!

We’ve heard this question before, and we figured it was time to answer it. But first: what exactly IS bubble tea, and why have people been going crazy for it?

According to Mic.com, it's a "drink that features a base made from tea, fruit, coffee or milk and chewy 'pearls' at the bottom of the cup."

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The pearls are called boba, and they're actually balls of tapioca. Tapioca is a starch extracted from cassava root that's naturally gluten-free and typically made into flour, according to the Huffington Post.

The drink comes from Taiwan, where it can be found virtually everywhere. In Dayton, it’s a little less common, but here are a few places to try it.

🥤Blossom Juicy Bar

2801 S. Dixie Drive, Dayton

Dayton’s first bubble tea brick and mortar opened in summer 2019 and has since become a popular destination. The tiny building has a side drive-thru window, and there’s often a line of customers eagerly awaiting to order from Blossom’s extensive menu of bubble tea and juice flavors.

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🥤 Wat da Pho

3464 Pentagon Blvd. C, Dayton

The restaurant has eight flavors to choose from: Strawberry, Mango, Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Taro, Matcha Green Tea, Thai Tea and Honeydew.

🥤Ginger & Spice Asian Bistro

1105 Brown St., Dayton

There is a delicious-sounding Brown Sugar Bubble Tea on their menu, which sounds like a dessert itself.

🥤Pho Mi Vietnamese Restaurant

8990 Kingsridge Drive, Dayton

Pho Mi “Boba Tea” flavors include strawberry, mango, Taro, coffee, green tea, black tea, honey dew and papaya.

🥤Pho District

4474 Glengarry Drive, Beavercreek

This Vietnamese restaurant located at The Greene offers bubble tea in a variety of flavors including milk tea, strawberry, mango, pineapple, taro, honeydew, green tea and Thai tea for $4.75.

🥤🚚💨 Billie Gold Bubble Tea

Dayton has a bubble tea truck! Billie Gold Bubble Tea offers a variety of bubble-tea beverages, including a signature drink called the Rose Gold, described in a release as “a sweet and refreshing coconut milk tea” with rose, tapioca balls and cold-brew coffee from Press coffee shop in Dayton.

The fourth annual Dayton Barbecue Rodeo took over the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on Saturday, April 27. More than a dozen food trucks and purveyors served their barbecue to compete in amateur and people's choice competitions. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
The fourth annual Dayton Barbecue Rodeo took over the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on Saturday, April 27. More than a dozen food trucks and purveyors served their barbecue to compete in amateur and people's choice competitions. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Did we miss any places in Dayton that serve bubble tea? Drop us a line and let us know: contact@dayton.com.

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