Next time you’re on 10th Street making your way out to Pizza X, be sure to pair those bread sticks with some bubble tea from Bapu. I know what you’re thinking. Bubble tea—you’ve seen it at the mall from one of those random stands in the corner, and the balls at the bottom of the cup give you bad vibes. Trust me, I’ve been there also. I too have had those thoughts.
Instead of settling for your typical frappuccino at Starbucks, it’s time to let go of any previous misconceptions and stigmas you may have about trying bubble tea because it could be everything your life is missing.
1. There are so many options and possibilities at Bapu.
There is sincerely a drink for absolutely everyone—and many for the adventurous types. The menu has a variety of smoothies, flavored fruit teas, natural flower grass teas, and milk teas. All drinks have the option of adding pudding, boba (otherwise known as tapioca), or other toppings. If you’re on the hungrier side, they even have cute finger-snacks too like wings and almond biscottis.
2. Boba has health benefits.
It aids in digestion, helps build bone health, and supports muscle growth. Nothing like a cup of bubble tea with boba to get your day started on the right foot.
3. The Bapu Logo is the perfect essential for a photo opt.
Something about the design is just overall friendly and well—bubbly. Hold that cup with pride, it sure as hell looks good on you.
4. It’s so easy to order.
The bubble tea baristas know what they’re doing and are nothing but patient with newcomers. Bapu is a great place to try bubble tea for the very first because you will be genuinely helped with any concerns or confusion. They’re especially great with suggestions on drinks, so don’t hesitate to ask for their favorites
5. It’s inexpensive.
A typical drink is only around $3.45. Well worth every penny.
6. It’s different.
Where else can you get a snack and a drink in one cup? In the age of multitasking, this is basically a home run. It might even encourage you to be more productive and study for that one midterm…
7. It’s the perfect place to bring a friend.
Scared of trying something new? Bring a buddy. The atmosphere of the Bapu stand is so completely laid-back and casual, there’s no reason you wouldn’t want to hang out there on a Sunday afternoon or Tuesday morning before class. All in all, you’ll never know how you feel about bubble tea until you try it. Maybe you’re not the biggest fan of it, and at least you’ll have a buddy for moral support.