boba

Ten Ren Soars in Hong Kong

Bubble tea maker Ten Ren’s parent company B&S International Holdings’ stocks surged 298 percent in its debut on the Hong Kong IPO market last week, making it the city’s strongest mainboard debut in two years. Initial shares sold for HK$1 and closed at HK$3.98, earning kudos for the company as the most oversubscribed among...

Boba Continues to Grow and Evolve

Boba is more than a quarter century old and its position as a worldwide tea phenomenon is well and truly cemented. Yet the year 2017 saw the popularity of the tea-based, fruity milk drink explode—particularly in the West—with dedicated boba stores reporting booming business in cities  large and small. Originally a staple of the...

Alliance Warns: Beware Boba Tea’s Sugar Bomb

By Stephenie Overman The Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA) has launched the “Rethink Your Asian Drink” campaign to warn about the health dangers of boba milk tea, also known as bubble tea. “This campaign focuses on increasing knowledge of just what ingredients (especially sugar) are in boba and other Asian drinks...