Bubble tea (also known as boba tea) is hard to come by in our neighborhood. For whatever reason, those deliciously chewy tapioca balls that sit at the bottom of the beverage just haven’t caught on in Preston Hollow. Perhaps they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, so to speak.
A couple of shops have tried and failed to woo us. Remember I Heart Boba at Preston/Forest? Even the larger chain Chill Bubble Tea did not survive in its location off Inwood. Now, the only place to score such a rare treat is Fat Straws Bubble Tea, which successfully has operated across from the Galleria for years.
This summer, they’ve brought back the popular “watermelon cooler.” It’s a surprisingly simple, non-tea menu item. As with any order, you can get it with or without bubbles, and it’s perfect on a scorching hot day — and well worth crossing the loop.
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