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All-natural boba, sustainably produced in Portland, Oregon USA!

all natural

our story.

Allison and Parth Sodha, founders of Better Boba

Better Boba is a proud woman- and immigrant-owned company that serves Portland’s Best All-Natural Boba.


Allison Sodha

Favorite Tea:
Passionfruit Honey Jasmine with Classic Boba

Passionfruit honey jasmine green tea with classic boba pearls

Parth Sodha

Favorite Tea:
Thai Tea with Classic Boba

Better Boba Thai iced tea boba beverage

Our quest to create a better boba started as parents and shop owners – to offer simple, healthier ingredients compared to most pearls sourced for food service and retail operations in the states. We also saw firsthand how some customers could not enjoy the pre-packaged boba on the market. Generally the complaints were related to stomach cramping and other abdominal discomfort.

This started a journey across the globe to understand boba production.

Our research highlighted that most packaged boba available in North America does not mirror the natural, artisanal boba available in Taiwan. As global demand increases, simple ingredients are being replaced with preservatives and additives, limiting our ability to source quality packaged products at retail shops.

Most boba shops and eateries across North America (that don’t make their boba in-house) are buying products with preservatives and artificial ingredients, based on what’s primarily available. We set out to create a boba with more natural ingredients, the way boba originated.

There were also supply chain concerns. Fulfillment delays caused a boba shortage and we hoped the local production would alleviate the distribution interruptions to other boba shops across the country.

fresh, all natural boba dough resting

fresh all natural boba pearls dough

boba machine forming boba pearls

boba machine forming boba pearls

fresh boba pearls drying

fresh boba pearls drying

dried boba pearls ready for packaging

dried boba pearls ready for packaging

Our team spent 8+ months testing recipes until the classic pearls were ready to launch. Within a month, it was selling out daily.

This sparked another thought: Why not create a DIY version for boba lovers to enjoy at home? 

With a new production facility, our team is now satisfying orders from across the country, Canada, Latin America, and Europe.

Why better?

Healthier, natural ingredients compared to most of the packaged boba in North America. Non-GMO, Vegan, Kosher.

A more sustainable manufacturing and distribution process.

Boba makes so many treats better! Check out our recipes with sips and snacks to showcase the versatility of boba.

Dear friends, 

Thank you for your support in spreading positiviTEA!
As parents, we saw how much our children and their friends loved boba, further propelling our search for products with less chemicals and additives. We are committed to our mission of celebrating boba and its origins as we introduce others to this beloved beverage. 
We are so excited to offer an all-natural boba in our community.
Allison & Parth