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There’s a Subscription for That: Bubble Tea

Lindsey Morse
ByLindsey MorseAug 6, 2021 | 6 comments

There’s a Subscription For That is a new series spotlighting subscriptions the team at My Subscription Addiction finds interesting and is excited to share with readers. 

There aren’t a ton of beverages out that that you could accuse of being fun. Water’s the plain Jane of the drink world. Tea and juice offer a bit more pizazz, but they’re not exactly exciting. And coffee? It’s useful, sure, but probably unlikely to dazzle you with its charm. In a landscape full of familiar options and reliable standards, it’s hard to find something that truly stands out.

Enter: bubble tea. Fancier than iced tea, quirkier than sparkling water, and kookier than a milkshake, bubble tea is a drink unlike any other. It comes in a wide range of creative flavors, it’s usually served with a colorful straw, and it’s a drink that you can eat. Is it possible to sip bubble tea without smiling? We dare you to try. If you want more unbridled joy in your life, upping your bubble tea intake is probably a good place to start. And if you’d like a regular supply delivered every month? There’s a subscription for that. 

Locca is a company that specializes in bubble tea. The business is based out of Mission Viejo, California, and if you happen to know the neighborhood, you may be familiar with Locca’s brick-and-mortar tea shop. If you’re in the area, you can pop into their bubble tea store to have one of the tearistas whip up a custom drink of your choosing, but if you’re not within driving distance, Locca will send their bubble tea to you. There are a number of different boba kits available for purchase in Locca’s online store, and if you know you love bubble tea and don’t want to run out, you can sign up for recurring deliveries.

There are a number of different kits available, but they all include the basics: boba balls, teas, straws, and recipes. Most of the kits include jasmine tea and black tea with an additional featured flavor. If you go for the “Hibiscus Dream” kit, you’ll receive hibiscus & rosehip tea; “The Classic” kit includes Earl Grey lavender tea; “Thai Bliss” features Thai tea.

Once your tea is brewed, it will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, but the boba is a little more persnickety. Once prepared, you’ll need to use the tapioca balls within 4-5 hours. The best thing about making bubble tea at home is that you can prepare it however you like. You can add in your milk of choice (oat, dairy, cashew, or soy), adjust the level of sweetness, and even go super heavy on the boba pearls.

The Details

  • Locca has a number of different kits available, so you can choose your favorite flavors.
  • Each kit contains 14 oz. of pearls, approximately 3 oz. of tea, 8 boba straws, and recipes.
  • Kits make up to 20+ drinks (though if you like to go heavy on the boba, you may get fewer).
  • Kits cost $35. Save 10% when you sign up for recurring deliveries.
  • You can choose your shipping frequency: weekly, monthly, or every two months.
  • Shipping costs extra.
  • Ships to the U.S.

What do you think of Locca? Would you sign up for a subscription? Let us know in the comments.

Lindsey Morse
Lindsey Morse
Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle.

Lindsey Morse
Lindsey Morse
Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle.
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6 comments

Janie McMahan

I don’t know whether to thank you or curse you for posting this. I LOVE bubble tea. It’s seriously my weakness and the only reason I don’t get it every day is because of how packed my local tea place always is. Now I can make my own!

Caressa

I love tea but haven’t tried this yet. What is it like. Is it a sweet drank? Thanks

Frances

I may have found my next sub… love Boba tea. Thanks!

BB

Same! I may have to try this at least once. I don’t have any boba shops near me unless I go downtown and then I have to do battle for parking.

AG

Just a quick heads up — I took the bait on this post and ordered as a gift.

FYI if there’s a problem with the order, customer service is really difficult to work with.

Not worth the hassle, unfortunately 🙁

Frances

This sub sounds like it’s calling you. No one should have to go to go to battle just to enjoy Boba tea.

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