Splash of Flavor 2017: Passion fruit slush at Kung Fu Tea


Raider Times photo / Niki Hamidi

Passion fruit slush at Kung Fu Tea in Allston.

Niki Hamidi, Raider Times staff

Looking for the best place in Boston to enjoy a delectable drink? Well, you’re in luck.

Boba is a Taiwanese tea-based drink that has quickly become very popular among the students at Watertown High School. There are hundreds of different combinations and places to get this delicious drink. Luckily for you, this article will save you both time and money. It might’ve taken me a while, but I’ve found the best boba in Boston! Kung Fu Tea has over a decade of experience, which contributes to the fact that they are experts in the realm of bubble tea.

Visiting Kung Fu Tea is definitely an experience, one I’ve repeated time and time again, each time as delicious as the last. The atmosphere in the shop is cheerful, with bright colors adorning the walls and dazzling lights shining down on you.

The servers who take my order are prompt and polite, and the wait is quick — only five minutes or so. All of the variety on the menu may appear complex for someone who has never had boba before, but I will tell you exactly what to get, to ensure you have the best experience possible.

My favorite drink to order is a large passion fruit slush with boba and lychee, amounting to about $5, which is worth it considering the remarkable flavor and the experience that comes with it.

The passion fruit slush, a flavor native to southern Brazil through Paraguay, is cooling and delicious, transforming your surroundings to the tropics. The lychee, another wonderful fruit, provides an exotic touch. The balance between sweet and sour in lychee is perfect. Finally, the boba pops in your mouth and gives you an extra fruity flavor; this is essential to giving you an unparalleled drink and experience.

Be sure to grab a passion fruit slush at Kung Fu Tea. I can definitely confirm that you’ll definitely be coming back for more!

(Kung Fu Tea, 131 Harvard Ave., Allston, 617-783-3388,  https://www.kungfutea.com/)

(To help pick the 2017 Splash of Flavor winner, cast your vote at http://tinyurl.com/3h532cs. Voting is only open until Jan. 21, 2018.)

-– Dec. 20, 2017–