Here's your new boba order based on your zodiac sign
In a world full of tasty beverages, boba will always be at the top of the food (drink) chain for me. Also known as bubble tea, boba is a Taiwanese tea-based beverage often paired with a range of toppings and fillings. The drinks run the gamut in terms of flavors and types, and you can even customize one to fit your preferred flavor profile.
While I’m admittedly no boba expert, I've been able to try a bunch of different varieties over the years. If you're unfamiliar with the popular beverage, don’t worry — here’s a custom order based on your zodiac sign to try!
Aries (March 21-April 19)
For you, Aries, I'd suggest a slush-style bubble tea with a bright, fruity flavor like mango. This boba style is akin to a smoothie and is as revitalizing as it is fun, just like the first of the fire signs. You'll appreciate the boldness and energy of this beverage as you enjoy it with friends.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Classic, creamy and refreshing taro milk tea is the way to go for you, Taurus. Your decadent personality loves the luxurious things in life, yet the simplicity of the flavor will speak to your grounded Earth sign energy.
If you're not familiar with taro, it's a purple Southeast Asian root vegetable comparable to a sweet potato. The flavor profile is delicious, with nutty notes and vanilla sweetness. Simply pair the milk tea with boba pearls as your topping, and it'll surely satisfy your desires!
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Since you could talk for hours, Gemini, go for a black tea-based boba to give you a fix of caffeine. Smooth, yet a bit on the stronger side, black milk teas are just like you. If you're feeling extra adventurous, go for two types of toppings, boba pearls and a jelly of choice, to satisfy your dual personalities.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Light and sweet, the vibe you’re giving me is strawberry milk tea with extra boba pearls, Cancer. Based on your kind personality, caring nature and often bubbly persona, this choice just makes sense. For some variety, you could also add a bouncy pudding or jelly instead of the pearls.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
If there's one thing about you, Leo, you can be a bit extra (I say this with love)! Since you're special, I've chosen a specific drink from one of my favorite boba spots: Gong Cha on George Street. I love this place and recommend it to boba newbies and veterans alike.
A standout drink from Gong Cha's vast bubble tea menu is the "Earl Grey Milk Tea with 3J's." This drink is the star of the show and the center of attention, just like you. It comes with not one, not two but three different kinds of jellies (pearls, pudding and herbal jelly). The distinct taste of Earl Gray goes great with the various toppings and matches your unique personality.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
You deserve something special too, Virgo. Not because you have to stand out like Leo, but because you just really deserve a treat for all the overthinking, stressing and worrying you do on a daily basis. Try a Flotea from Surreal Creamery on Somerset Street and relax (please)!
A combination of boba and ice cream, the "Taro Bubble Tea and Matcha/Taro Swirled Ice Cream" is so delicious and a personal favorite of mine (I’m a Virgo). The rich taro and Earthy matcha flavor profile will speak directly to your astrological roots.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Balance is a part of your brand, Libra, so finding a bubble tea that'll satisfy your scales is a must. Light as air, jasmine milk tea is the perfect amalgamation of sweet, creamy and floral flavors. You'll also appreciate the richness of the tea as you're a lover of luxury alongside your Venus-ruled sister Taurus. Try it with a bouncy pudding!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Brown sugar milk tea is dark and smooth with a sweet side, just like you, Scorpio. Unlike your water sign siblings, you have an edgy part that prefers a more complex flavor than a fruity tea. Adding light boba pearls and herbal jelly could increase the intensity of the drink if you're not impressed by the milk tea alone.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
You love a drink that will keep up with your bold, energetic and effervescent personality, Sagittarius. I have a feeling you'd really enjoy the "Fresh Pineapple Mango Tea" with popping boba from the amazing bubble tea joint KitTea in Highland Park. The bright, juicy flavor of the tea, paired with the fun popping boba, makes for an adventure in a cup.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Bold and Earthy with a hint of spice, Thai milk tea is a classic fit for classy Capricorn. The black tea base is a perfect pick-me-up while you're at work since you're always there. Notes of star anise, crushed tamarind and cardamom all add a deep, sophisticated flavor to this tea that you can greatly appreciate.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
You like to think outside the box and deviate from the norm, Aquarius. While cheese foam boba might sound a little funky to some, your experimental nature is always up to try something new. Cheese foam is actually a topping made from salted whipped cream cheese that provides a sweet yet savory element to any boba. Ask to be surprised with the base tea flavor, and you’re set!
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Pisces, your imaginative and artistic nature would be perfectly complemented by a bubble tea from the Creative Series at Gong Cha. I would recommend any fun-flavored green teas or the Lychee Oolong with pearls or jelly, of course! Though, any boba with a little extra pizazz will be sure to match your sparkle.
Overall, any sign in the zodiac can enjoy whatever boba they desire, but let this serve as a guide if you're new to the drink or looking for some inspiration away from your usual bubble tea routine. The stars won't lead you wrong!