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Bubble Tea Flavor Rankings: 4th of July Edition

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Red, White, and Boba: Celebrating July 4th with Better Boba Rankings

July 4th is a time for fireworks, barbecues, and celebrating the rich tapestry of cultures that represent the United States. This year, why not add a unique twist to your festivities with some delicious boba tea? As a reflection of the American melting pot, boba tea, with its Taiwanese origins and global popularity, is the perfect way to toast to diversity. Let’s dive into the vibrant world of boba with three festive, July 4th-themed recipes, and explore the top five boba flavors that have captured the hearts of America.

A Taste of Summer: The Top 5 Bubble Tea Rankings in the U.S.

Before we jump into our patriotic recipes, let’s take a moment to honor our bubble tea rankings.  Better Boba’s list of the top five boba flavors in the United States for your summer BBQ:

  1. Classic Milk Tea: This timeless favorite, with its smooth blend of black tea and creamy milk
  2. Taro Milk Tea: Known for its unique purple hue and sweet, nutty flavor
  3. Matcha Green Tea: This vibrant green drink offers a perfect balance of earthy matcha and creamy milk.
  4. Brown Sugar Milk Tea: With a rich, caramel-like flavor
  5. Thai Milk Tea: A flavorful fusion of strong black tea, spices, and condensed milk

Get Creative with Boba Recipes at Your 4th of July Party

For a twist on the traditional 4th of July celebrations, encourage your guests to get creative with their beverage creations. Set up a DIY boba bar with a variety of teas, syrups, fruits, and toppings. Provide an array of mix-ins such as jelly cubes and fresh fruit pieces. 

Red, White, and Blueberry Boba Tea



  1. Cook the boba pearls according to package instructions. Once done, rinse and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, combine blueberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil, then simmer until the blueberries burst and the mixture thickens. Strain to remove solids and let the syrup cool.
  3. Divide the blueberry syrup into two parts.
  4. In a glass, layer cooked boba pearls, red syrup, chilled tea, and milk. Add ice cubes and top with blue syrup for a stunning red, white, and blue beverage.

Strawberry Coconut Boba Delight



  1. Cook the boba pearls as per package instructions; rinse and set aside.
  2. In a blender, puree strawberries with sugar until smooth. Strain to remove seeds and set aside.
  3. In a glass, add a layer of boba pearls, followed by strawberry puree, green tea, and coconut milk.
  4. Add ice cubes and stir gently to create a refreshing red and white themed boba tea.

Patriotic Passion Fruit Boba Tea



  1. Cook the boba pearls following the package instructions; rinse and set aside.
  2. Mix passion fruit pulp with sugar until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In a glass, place a layer of boba pearls, then add the passion fruit mixture.
  4. Add ice cubes.
  5. Pour in chilled oolong tea and milk. 
  6. Stir and enjoy!

Share With Us on Social Media

If you try one of our recipes, tag @thebetterboba and use the hashtags #BetterBoba #AllNaturalBoba. We love our communiTEA and often gift free bags of boba. Get creative and have fun!