Popular Tea Shop ‘The Whale Tea’ Coming to Hoboken

Hoboken will be home to another bubble tea spot. This one, however, has locations in New York and Connecticut as well as outposts abroad — mainly in China. The Whale Tea will open its first New Jersey location at 303 First Street next to Sub Master and The Cookie Connect.

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(Photo credit: @thewhaletea.usa)

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.

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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 can also expect the shop to carry desserts of some kind, though not specified as of yet.

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(Photo credit: @thewhaletea.usa)

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.

Construction has yet to begin at the new Hoboken storefront, Jersey Digs reported, and a potential opening date hasn’t been announced — but we’ll keep you posted as it unfolds.

Stay tuned via our Instagram page @thehobokengirl for more updates and breaking news!

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Victoria is HG's Associate Editor and Social Media Coordinator for the Hoboken Historical Museum + Fire Department Museum. She is also a Board Member of LUPE Fund – a nonprofit by Latinas for Latinas. Victoria is a fourth-generation Hoboken native, BNR in the Mile Square, and Jersey City. Through playing softball in town for fourteen years, playing the trumpet for the Hoboken High School Redwings Band, and graduating from New Jersey City University, these two cities have a special place in her heart. When she isn’t Style Assisting or volunteering at Symposia Bookstore, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, trying new restaurants, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.