Hoboken is now home to another bubble tea spot. The newest tea shop, which is called The Whale Tea, has locations in New York and Connecticut as well as outposts abroad — mainly in China. A reader reported that the Whale Tea has just officially opened its first New Jersey location at 303 First Street in Hoboken next to Sub Master and The Cookie Connect. Read on for what we know.
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What to Expect
The Whale Tea specializes in bubble tea or boba tea, which at its core is a tea-based drink with edible tapioca balls inside. The drink is said to have originated in Taiwan and became popular throughout Asia, North America, and other continents.
Based on its Instagram page, the brand sells bubble tea of all flavors and variations, making it a go-to for unique and IG-worthy drinks — a foodie’s dream. We also expect the shop to carry desserts of some kind, though not specified as of yet.
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The menu items are broken down into categories including a fresh milk tea series, a classic milk tea series, fresh fruit tea series, a whale crystal series, and a milk foam fresh series. Within those categories, patrons can opt for drinks like matcha fresh milk tea, pomelo lemon fruit tea, coffee crystal tea, and milk foam Jasmine tea.
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Prices range from $4.75 to $7.95 depending on the order plus add-ons.
We’re super excited to visit this new tea shop.