Pasadena's Top Boba Spots

Top Boba Spots

March 25, 2024 | Posted in Food

Whether you call it boba, bubble tea, milk tea, or pearl tea, there’s no denying Pasadena's bubble tea shops are packed with unique flavors and toppings.

Motto Tea – 100 W. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91105

Located on the edge of Old Pasadena, the dog-friendly cafe is conveniently nestled on the path to the Pasadena Convention Center, perfect for a quick pit stop. Motto prides itself in using genuine, natural ingredients. Especially in their fan favorite, Motto Boba Souffle Pancakes. Pair the pancakes with their specialty drink, the Motto Original Matcha Mousse Tea to experience all the sweetness.

Motto Tea boba tiger bubble tea

Prolece Tea – 19 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA91105

Walking into this quaint, little shop, you're greeted by shelves of tea leaves, displays of ingredients, and friendly faces. You've heard of green tea, rose tea, and black tea. But have you heard of tiramisu milk tea? Prolece's one-of-a-kind drink has the perfect ratio of cheese foam to milk tea providing a sweet and salty sensation for any adventurous palate.

prolece tea

Jin Tea Shop – 18 W. Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105

The embodiment of Pasadena's little secret, "hole-in-the-wall" Jin Tea puts the "tea" in quali-tea. Jin Tea uses BP Specialty's organic tea from Taiwan certified by CERES that meets USA's NOP (National Organic Program) standards. Their tea undergoes strict organic verifications ranging from location, altitude, airborne substances, neighboring crops, and other categories to make some of the best boba you can imagine.

Jin tea charcoal drink

3catea – 55 W. Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105

The cutest cat themed boba shop serving fresh tea, juice, and mousse in a relaxing environment. Their innovative drinks will leave you satisfied and wanting more. Some fan favorites include their Mochi Ube with silky mochi topping, Avomango Sweet Dew refreshing blended drink, and any flavor in their signature Catpuccino. A-meow-zing experience fur sure!

Cat themed boba shop in Old Pasadena.

Cha Redefine – 20 E. Union St., #160, Pasadena, CA, 91103

Founded by tea and coffee enthusiasts, their unique tea flavors are selectively collected with the perfect aroma and taste. Inside, you'll find yourself in a relaxing ambiance with light wooden beams all throughout the shop. Prepared to be amazed by their special fresh milk teas served hot or iced, the Chappuccino.

Boba ChaCha – 26 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103

Great place to study, spend quality time with your pup, or cha-cha-cha your way through the day with a refreshing beverage by your side. Throughout the cafe, there are chances to snap insta-worthy photos of you enjoying your treat. Flaunt some of their unique snacks like the sweet mango sticky rice or colorful rainbow layer cake. Boba ChaCha also makes their tapioca balls in house daily and encourages guests to be creative when adding to tea, coffee, and juice.

LT9 – 50 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103

In the city, you'll find there are many eateries that are dog friendly and LT9 is no exception. From the outside, it may not look like the average boba shop, but you'll be delighted after entering. Few tables and chairs make it a perfect spot to grab and go. LT9's boba philosophy is to be pure and rich. Each tea leaf is laden with antioxidants for a serene sip. Add boba to any drink and purchase their creamy tiramisu dessert to savor later.

7 Tea – E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

On any occasion you see a play at the Pasadena Playhouse, stop by 7 Tea. Their boba is made from a secret recipe they've perfected for years. Whether you're in the mood for a matcha smoothie, dragon fruit tea, or chilled coconut pudding, 7 Tea has it all.

Oink Moo Tea Bar – 380 S Lake Ave., #107, Pasadena, CA 91101

Located in the vintage alleyway shops on South Lake Ave, find quality boba and tea that are carefully selected and imported from Taiwan. Tea enthusiasts will gush over their unique oolong tea, Ti Kwan Yin Milk Tea. While pet parents will value their dog-friendly policy. Everyone will appreciate the cute and small Oink Moo Tea Bar to take a quick break from shopping.

OinkMoo Tea Bar

Bubble Puff & Tea Cafe – 1543 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106

Right across the street from Pasadena City College, this chill cafe serves premium tea beverages and authentic Egg Waffles from Taiwan and Hong Kong. Looking for a place where you can work and have easy access to snacks and drinks throughout your day? Bubble Puff & Tea Cafe welcomes students and the community into their inviting space.

Two Bubble Puff Tea beverages paired with food from Bubble Puff Tea in Pasadena, CA.