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The 4 best spots to score bubble tea in San Jose

Pure Tea Bar | Photo: Donna T./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 12, 2019.

Looking to sample the best bubble tea around town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top bubble tea hot spots in San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.

November is one of the top months of the year for consumer spending at food and beverage shops across the San Jose area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of CRM for small business and direct response marketing for small businesses. The average amount spent per customer transaction at San Jose-area food and beverage shops grew to $27 for the metro area in November of last year, second only to December with an average of $28, and 9% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Pure Tea Bar

Photo: Donna T./Yelp

First on the list is Pure Tea Bar. Located at 6195 Santa Teresa Blvd. in Blossom Valley, the spot to score bubble tea and juices and smoothies is the highest-rated bubble tea spot in San Jose, boasting four stars out of 176 reviews on Yelp.

2. Sweet Gelato Tea Lounge

Photo: Dean C./Yelp

Next up is East San Jose's Sweet Gelato Tea Lounge, situated at 979 Story Road, Suite 7084. With 4.5 stars out of 1,056 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score bubble tea, gelato and coffee and tea has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Pekoe

Photo: Candice G./Yelp

Evergreen North's Pekoe, located at 3276 S. White Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the tea room, which offers coffee and tea, bubble tea and more, four stars out of 2,245 reviews.

4. Boba Pub

Photo: Denise L./Yelp

Boba Pub, a spot to score bubble tea and more in the Cambrian Park, is another go-to, with four stars out of 509 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1576 Branham Lane to see for yourself.


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