Boba Tea Popularity Bubbling in Nairobi

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: August 03, 2021  

Bubble Tea, also known as Boba has long been a niche favourite in Asia (it originated in Taiwan), went mainstream in the West and is now bubbling in the beverage market in Nairobi .

The tea base for boba drinks is usually black or green tea and can be customized with an array of syrups. Milk can also be added to teas, transforming them to milk teas, and making for a much creamier, indulgent drink.

Boba is made from tapioca starch, also known as cassava starch, which is why they’re often also labeled as “tapioca pearls.”

They’re small spheres that are often simmered in a brown sugar syrup to give them a sweet taste and dark black color. Boba is practically tasteless, making it easy to pair with a variety of drinks. There are also popping boba varieties, which are often colorful and filled with fruit-flavored syrups.

Boba Caffe along Koinange street Nairobi  is arguably the most popular bubble tea spot in the city. Their bubble teas are rich in flavour and aesthetics. Check out their menu below

Try out bubble tea and send us your review.

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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