When I moved to Kansas City from California, I used to miss good quality bubble tea immensely. But who says there isn't great boba in the Midwest? There are plen-tea of shops to fulfill your boba cravings. Here's your guide to where to get the best boba in Kansas City.

1. Tea Drops

Location: Westport

You haven't had boba in Kansas City if you haven't been to Tea Drops. After a bout of remodeling, the Westport location is finally open again! And starting this month, they'll be featuring a new line of reusable cups in shapes of animals, lightbulbs, and more! They'll also start serving adult "boozy" boba.

Tea Drops is famous for their yogurt lassis and wide selection of herbal teas. Mango lassi boba plus free WiFi makes for a study spot that's first class.

2. Fat Bee Drinks

Location: Overland Park, KS

This is the place to go for the boba buff. Fat Bee's quality is unmatched. Fresh fruit pieces and a multitude of toppings will make anyone feel like they're in boba heaven. From cheese tea to yakult drinks, boba at this family-owned shop is undoubtedly one of the most diverse in the region.

3. The Waffle Bar

Location: Country Club Plaza

In addition to dessert waffles, the Plaza's latest craze plans to launch a selection of bubble tea this summer 2018. Served in lightbulb-shaped bottles, this boba will make you want to say #itslit

4. Glacier Cove Ice Cafe

Location: Overland Park, KS

Once open to the public, Glacier Cove is now only open for classes and private bookings. Glacier Cove is fantastic no matter what you're in the mood for. Have a noodle bowl for lunch or dinner, shaved ice cream for dessert, and boba any time! If your love for boba transcends tea, celebrate with your private party and order tapioca pearls as a topping on your shaved ice cream. Or take a training class and learn how to make delicious boba on your own!

5. Dragonfly Tea Zone

Locations: Northland & City Market

Boba at this lively spot really hits the spot. Try a fruit smoothie with tapioca pearls for a caffeine-free energy boost.

6. GoCha Tea and Beverages

Location: Gladstone, MO

Go eccentric with GoCha! Order the Firecracker for a piquant mangoneada smoothie with a kick of chamoy topped with tajín and a tamarind straw. For a tricolored treat, get the Strawberry Matcha Latte and enjoy a mild, creamy flavor.

7. Blue Koi Noodles & Dumplings

Locations: West 39th Street, MO & Leawood, KS

Dumplings aren't the only thing we're ordering. Blue Koi's boba superbly complements any dumpling or noodle meal.

8. Headrush Roasters Coffee & Tea

Locations: Briarcliff & Gladstone, MO

You might be surprised to hear that Headrush has some of the best boba in Kansas City. Bubble tea made from scratch on location is sure not to disappoint. 

9. BoBa Pucca

Location: Zona Rosa

Get your boba fix while you shop! Conveniently located in Zona Rosa, BoBa Pucca has something on its menu for everyone. Ranging from fruity green teas to cookies & cream smoothies, boba here is just as eclectic as the trendy decor.

10. Bun Mee Phan

Location: Briarcliff

At Bun Mee Phan, pair your boba with Vietnamese-style tacos and pandan waffles for dessert. 

11. Frozenbachi Rolling Ice Cream

Location: Gladstone, MO

As if Thai rolled ice cream wasn't popular enough, Frozenbachi also serves boba to sip with your frozen snack.

12. Kung Fu Tea

Location: Overland Park, KS

Kansas City's bubble tea baby, Kung Fu Tea, opened in Overland Park early this year. The newest shop in the KC boba scene has already raised KC boba standards tremendously. 

From Overland Park, Kansas to the Northland KCMO, there's a plethora of boba in Kansas City to satisfy your needs. So punch that plastic seal with a straw and get sipping, because there's a lot more where that came from.