Bubble tea shops or boba milk tea shops as they have become widely known, first began in the 1980s in Taiwan. Since that time they’ve swept the globe with this ice-shaken tea usually containing large tapioca balls. Known as boba or pearls, these tapioca balls are added to the frothy milky tea to add a distinct element to the beverage.

News media Al Jazeera even reported the fact that this refreshing drink has now become synonymous with Taiwan with and global sales are expected to reach around $4.3 billion over the next seven years.

In the last 30 years, these shops have popped up from Taipei to New York and Singapore to San Antonio. The popular drink has been seen in political circles too with the Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu sharing one with the Japanese representative to Taiwan.

Whether you call it Boba Tea, Milk Tea, Bubble tea, or any of a dozen other regional name variations, this martini of milk, tea, and tapioca has become is a growing opportunity in the U.S as well. So if you’re in need of a new name ideas business then look no further than our list of suggestions organized by category below.

Chinese Tea Shop Name Ideas

Boba Pearl Milk tea in a Glass

Boba Pearl Milk tea in a Glass.

Technically, bubble tea originated in Taiwan. However, Taiwanese are still of Chinese origin, speak Chinese, and the country is disputed to be part of the the Republic of China. Which means that using a Chinese name or even Chinese characters for your tea shop name can be an effective way to describe the business.

There’s also a bubble tea craze and “National Bubble Tea Day” in China that celebrates this drink with a variety of styles, types, and flavors, and colors. Here are some of the best Chinese-themed names we can come up with in a late-night brainstorm session.

  • Chibi’s Boba Tea
  • Baihao Yinzhen Milk Tea
  • Biluochun Boba Tea
  • Black Phoenix Pearls
  • Boba Da Hong Pao
  • Boba Huangshan Maofeng
  • Boba Pan Da Tea
  • Bubble Dragon
  • Cha Gong
  • Chai Time
  • Ching’s Taste
  • Gong Fu Cha Boba Tea
  • Happy Teahouse
  • Huey-Yuhe
  • Jasmine Pearl Milk Tea
  • Junshan Yinzhen Milk Tea
  • Keemun Bubble Tea
  • Liu’an Boba Seed Tea
  • Long Jing Bubble Tea
  • Master Mountain Bubble Tea
  • Oolong Milk Tea Shop
  • Panda Bubble Tea
  • Pu-erh Tea
  • Red Dragon Boba
  • Red Rose Tea
  • Serenity Garden Tea House
  • Tan Cha
  • Tea-Cha Boba Tea
  • Teajito
  • Tea-Pei Boba Tea
  • Ten Ren’s Tea
  • The Tao of Tea
  • Tieguanyin Bubble Tea
  • White Monkey Tea Shop

Funny Boba Tea Shop Names

Frothy Boba Pearl Milk Tea

Frothy Boba Pearl Milk Tea.

One of the most common things you will find with bubble tea shops is the funny or pun-based business names. Globally, you can find thousands of boba tea brands with unusual names, often a pun on tea, tapioca, or the name “boba” or “bubble”.

This is an approach to get your brand recognized and remembered too. Consider pairing these names with a logo that describes what you sell too. So let’s take a look at our best suggestions in this category.

  • Boba Time
  • Boba Almigh-tea
  • Boba Republik
  • Boba Tealicious
  • Bobatically Tea
  • Brim Full of Boba
  • Bubblicious
  • Cah-rismatic
  • ChaBoba
  • Double Bubble
  • Fat Straws Bubble Tea
  • Hubba Boba
  • Hubble Bubble Tea
  • I (Heart) Boba
  • Just Boba
  • Leafology Tea Lounge
  • Matcha Sippin’
  • PracticaliTea
  • Purple Kow Boba tea
  • So ThirsTea
  • Tea or Me
  • Tea Two
  • Tea-Wan Boba Shop
  • Terrifically Tea
  • The Boba Spot
  • The Bubble-T Ranch
  • The Dream Tea
  • Twen-Tea

Clever Boba Tea Shop Names

Time For Tea - Fresh Bubble Tea

Time For Tea.

Being clever in the name of the tea shop is another favorite way to make these popular brands more easily recognizable.  Brands like Sharetea and Teapioca Lounge fit into this category and have both found ways to become synonymous with milk tea. So think of the play on words you can use, the strange spellings, and just go with it.

  • Leap of Taste
  • Boba Island
  • BoBa Tea Station
  • Boba-T Haus
  • Bounce Boba Loft
  • Bubble Bleands Tea
  • Bubble Cafe & Tea Lounge
  • Bubble Tea Room
  • Bubbleology
  • DrinkabiliTea
  • DrinkabiliTea
  • Dulce Tapioca
  • Eden Organic Bubble Tea
  • EqualiTea
  • Floating Leaves
  • Half & Half Tea House
  • Heavenly Bubble Tea
  • iBubble Tea House
  • Infini-Tea
  • Infuzion Bubble Tea Bar
  • Love4Boba
  • Pearl’s Milk Tea
  • Purple Tea Rooms
  • Qualitea
  • Rituali-Tea
  • SaTeasfaction GuaranTea’d
  • Sereni-Tea
  • Speciali-Teas
  • Taiwan Gold Boba Tea
  • Taiwan Ice Boba Lounge
  • Tealicious
  • Teaspoon of Boba
  • TempTeaTion
  • The Blue Pearl
  • The Boba Truck
  • The Tapioca Lounge
  • The Tea Tree
  • Veri-Tea
  • Yoga Tea Station

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