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Best Places to Get Boba Tea in Seattle

Best Places to Get Boba Tea in Seattle
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Updated: 3/20/2024 | Best Places to Get Boba in Seattle

Those squishy brown and warm balls go by many names such as “QQ” in Chinese, boba, and tapioca pearls or pearls, or bubble tea.

There is something about sipping these chewy balls through an oversized straw in a heat-sealed cup. This Taiwanese beverage has become a favorite pastime for many worldwide. 

Since its induction in the 1980s, boba teas have evolved and can now be found in novel flavors, toppings, additions, and forms including milk tea, fruit teas, cheese tea, smoothies, and slushes. 

Here is our list of the best places to get boba drinks in Seattle.

iced milk tea recipe

Home made milk tea with boba!

Best Places to Get Boba in Seattle

#1 Seattle Best Tea

Call all our best teas! We LOVE this spot because you can get UNLIMITED FREE toppings and their tea quality is top-notch. 

Here you can get milk teas, fruit teas, smoothies, AND ice cream. And everything is super affordable and falls under $6 a cup.

They have two locations in Downtown Seattle and on University Ave.


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#2 Oasis Tea Zone

Oasis Tea Zone opened in 2001 as a family-run business in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. Now Oasis Tea Zone has 5 locations and is known for their hip and late-night boba tea scene. 

Pair their teas and smoothies with their crunchy popcorn chicken or chicken tenders and fries. 

Join their loyal-tea program to earn free drinks and don’t forget to come in for a free drink on your birthday!

Address: 519 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

#3 MOGE Tea

MOGE Tea is one of our favorite boba spots because they use fresh fruits in all their drinks.

We especially LOVE the green grape fruit slush! It’s so refreshing.

MOGE Tea has locations throughout the US and two locations in Washington State in Downtown Seattle and Bellevue.

#4 Puffy Pandy

Puffy Pandy Milk tea with hello em vietnamese iced coffee and boba

Milk Tea blended with Vietnamese ice coffee from Hello Em

Puffy Pandy is a panda-themed bakery created by Donna Chan. It’s what my childhood dreams are made of.

Donna has been making baked goods professionally for over 10 years and formerly at Macadons, a macaron shop that she later sold her share of to pursue her own endeavor.

Located in West Seattle, Puffy Pandy serves as a gathering place for families and people who want tasty sweet treats and coffee beverages. 

We love their milk tea and coffee drink, cream puffs, macarons, cream puff ice cream sandwiches, and much more. Everything they do can only be described as magical!

Address: 9828 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106


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#5 Happy Lemon

Happy Lemon makes a huge variety of boba beverages. They are known for their fresh lemon, milk tea, fruit tea, and smoothies which use natural ingredients. They also make amazing bubble waffles that can be eaten with various sauces. 

Watch our Happy Lemon video to see the awesome beverages and bubble waffle we got to taste.

Address: Various locations in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, and beyond.


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#6 ComeBuyTEA

ComeBuyTEA is a popular Taiwanese chain that just opened their second US location in Capitol Hill.

And they serve hyper-fresh cups of tea!

Each cup is brewed fresh to order and then hand-stirred and shaken to your liking. They also offer cold drip teas and sweet waffles.

We highly recommend the ComeBuy Milk Tea (nondairy), lychee oolong, and Hong Kong style milk tea.

Location: 824 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122


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#7 Sharetea

With over 300 stores internationally, Sharetea isn’t exactly local, but each of its nine area storefronts benefits from ingredients imported directly from Taiwan.

Seasonal and specialty rotations keep things fresh, too. Their menus vary across locations, but the QQ happy family milk tea is an indulgent staple where you can choose six toppings, like jellies, lychee, boba, pudding, or red bean.

Address: 4730 University Way NE Suite #109-110, Seattle, WA 98105

#8 Ding Tea

We first had Ding Tea in Orange County, California and are so glad they’re now in Seattle! 

Address: 4725 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

#9 Tea King

Mango Sago Tea King Seattle Boba Shop

Tea King takes their boba game seriously and only offers teas and blended drinks made with real fruit and house-made syrups. You can also customize the ice and sugar levels to your liking.

We highly recommend trying their Mango Coco Sago (chewy tapioca balls), Matcha Match In the Clouds, Rose Milk Tea, Fresh Fruit Teas, and the blended Just Watermelon slush when it’s in season. Boba can be added to any beverage at an additional cost.

Address: 1600 Dexter Ave N Unit 202, Seattle, WA 98109


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#10 Atulea

Atulea is probably one of the cutest tea and coffee shops you’ll ever step foot in.

Cofounded by husband and wife Vince Shi and Kathy Wang, Atulea uses local and natural ingredients in all their products. Cheese teas like peach jasmine and rose oolong are light and creamy with subtle fruity notes.

Atulea’s verdant and bright interior is also a plant lovers paradise and Instagram-worthy backdrop. 

Address: 1715 12th Ave #100, Seattle, WA 98122

#11 DIY Tea 

DIY Tea is a great place to literally DIY your own teas!

Not all locations offer the DIY experience but it’s nonetheless a great place to get milk tea, slush, and fruit teas.

DIY Tea has multiple locations in Washington State in Fremont, Ballard, Mill Creek, Kirkland, and Newcastle.

And if you’re up for it, try making your own boba milk tea at home. Use our delicious boba milk tea recipe. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make your favorite beverages at home.

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