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Half & Half Tea Express – Bobalicious

Cookies n’ Cream, Honey Boba, Passion Fruit Slush – this isn’t your usual tea house! If you happen to make your way to Monterey Park, Half & Half Tea Express is a treat to try. The options are endless!

Half & Half is known for originating Iced Milk Drinks and hot honey boba (imported from Taiwan). If you’re new to boba drinks…here’s a quick background. Boba drinks originated in Taiwan. Boba are chewy, gummy like tapioca balls that are put in the drinks. If the idea of having a food like substance in your beverage doesn’t appeal to you, you can place an order without boba. Or choose from other add ons available: pudding, taro, red bean, and even peanuts!  Half and Half also offers fruit flavored teas, milk teas, slushes, smoothies, and more.

They are so popular (voted Top 5 Tea House) that there’s usually a line and a 10 minute wait. I typically spend that time looking at the menu of over a hundred items trying to decide what to get! If you’re with friends you can chat the time away…or make a new friend. I sometimes like to ask the person next to me what their favorite item is and go with that!

This location is designed as an “express” spot; it’s small, but since most people get drinks to go you might be lucky and find a place to sit outside. Half & Half has expanded to have 8 locations – see their website for details.

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Details about this spot



North Atlantic Boulevard 141, Los Angeles

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Opening Times

Mon & Wed -Thu & Sun 12:00 - 23:00, Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30


Green Tea Latte: US$ 3.85


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