A boba tea shop has opened on campus.
Golden Oolong Tea, located in Moran Lounge, serves boba or “bubble” tea–a cold, frothy drink filled with chewy tapioca balls. The shop also carries smoothies, coffee, juice and snacks.
Golden Oolong Tea Manager Roger Lin said UST’s meal vendor, Aramark, approached him to open a shop on campus.
The most popular items on the menu are Vietnamese coffee, mango green tea and blackberry tea, according to Lin.
“I personally import the tea myself, visiting the farmers from Taiwan,” he said.“I know how the tea is grown. I’m involved in the process. I make sure this tea is good quality. All our tea is from fresh tea leafs while other stores may use concentrate.”
Golden Oolong Tea has an additional location on Blalock Road.